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scamp trailers

any one looked into them? i was showing them to my wife, and she was interested in them. i noticed they have a super light 5th wheel clocking in at 2000 lbs. I dont have any experience with 5th wheels, what is needed for towing them? obviously some kind of hitch set up in the bed, but what?

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You'd need a fifth wheel in your bed. They are removable too so when you don't need it, all you have is 2 brackets attached to the frame sitting on the bed floor.
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Yeah you need a 5th wheel hitch. I have never looked at those trailers but I am guessing the plan is to tow it with the ranger?
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LOL! When did they stop making them? 1976?
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They do have an old style to them don't they.
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well there is a ranger in the picture shown above. that may be a good sign
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well there is a ranger in the picture shown above. that may be a good sign
I have seen a picture of a ranger hooked up to one. Those trailers are really light, so I doubt there would be a problem.
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i believe the SCAMP is still being made today.
the BURRO stopped production in the late 70's/early 80's.
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why the fifth wheel option? why not a traditional hitch mount?
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wife liked that one, if you are married you probably understand. we haven't decided on anything yet.
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that is pretty cool i like the 5th wheel idea
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heres one on a ranger i believe

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its about $650
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thats a ram, not a ranger
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ehh it looks like a FX4 ranger to me. that is quite the hitch, are they universal? say in a few years i get a full size could i use the same receiver?
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ehh it looks like a FX4 ranger to me. that is quite the hitch, are they universal? say in a few years i get a full size could i use the same receiver?
yes

edit: nevermind, i thought that 5th wheel was an option... but its the 19 foot that is a 5th wheel. i like these designs
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should able to just gotta make sure bolts line up with the frame rails.. if not drill new holes to match the frame rails.
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The ranger frames are much smaller then a full sizes frame.
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I like the look of teardrop trailers. I'd probably get a tent trailer because you can carry stuff on the roof on some of the new ones.
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ehh it looks like a FX4 ranger to me. that is quite the hitch, are they universal? say in a few years i get a full size could i use the same receiver?
you could use only if your planning on towing the same trailer, which i assume you are. The bolts are just going to need to line up with the frame and the hitch mounts. If you go to a bigger trailer when you get a fullsize, if you do that is, you will need to upgrade the hitch to one with a higher weight rating
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go to an RV and Camper dealer and they will have all the info you need
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yea, but i really dont want to deal with pushy salesmen at this current time. thanks for all the info
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