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    Re: 40 inch extended hitch and BBQ bumper mount

    Just got home from a test run with the T/C boat combo. All is golden. Made a loop down Hwy 4 over Willow Pass grade into the bowels Concord. Had breakfast with my mom, and came back to east county via Kirker Pass. Pulled Kirker steady 50 mph, plus had to start from dead stop at the bottom from the light in front of the Pavilion, if you know Kirker Pass this was a excellent test to check pulling ability. Combined hwy/city,hills and a steep grade, averaged 7.8- 8mpg. I got a solid 9 mpg every fill up driving home from Spokane at 70mph with just the camper. The boat didn't change it as much as I thought it might, thank the Lord. Once we leave the socialist state of f##k u hard fonina I'll delete the smog and let the truck breath some money back into my wallet,,,gregg
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    Re: 40 inch extended hitch and BBQ bumper mount

    That's one sweet looking rig Gregg and the hitch and bbq mount look like factory options, only better.

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    Re: 40 inch extended hitch and BBQ bumper mount

    Quote Originally Posted by brokea--boater View Post
    yes the fest, towing up the Skippy too. That will be the first road trip with the truck/camper/skippy. I'm doing a test run to concord tomorrow, then come back home over Kirker Pass to get a feel of how the truck pulls steep grades. I know it will run up the pass with power to spare, but its fun to play around with all the torque,,,gregg
    You'll like it. I pulled mine up over Eagle Pass (Eagle Lake) like it wasn't even behind me. That Cummins IL6 is one strong engine. Much stronger than my Ford 6.4 Diesel.

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    Re: 40 inch extended hitch and BBQ bumper mount

    yes the fest, towing up the Skippy too. That will be the first road trip with the truck/camper/skippy. I'm doing a test run to concord tomorrow, then come back home over Kirker Pass to get a feel of how the truck pulls steep grades. I know it will run up the pass with power to spare, but its fun to play around with all the torque,,,gregg

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    Re: 40 inch extended hitch and BBQ bumper mount

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    Locked and Loaded, heading to Pyramid in a few weeks,,,gregg
    You talking about the fest or are you headed up sooner?

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    Locked and Loaded, heading to Pyramid in a few weeks,,,gregg
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    Re: 40 inch extended hitch and BBQ bumper mount

    the hitch and BBQ mount
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    40 inch extended hitch and BBQ bumper mount

    I posted this on some other forums and thought I'd share my project here with you guys. After a long search for the right layout, in Jan. I drove to Spokane and bought a Artic Fox 992 camper. It has a full wall slide,,10',, and huge bathroom with a separate shower, onboard propane genset. It's really well insulated and its a basement model, so all the plumbing and tanks are inside and insulated, a four season camper. Loving the slide out, really opens the inside up. Really sweet camper. I want to pull the Skipjack with the camper on the truck, so a extended hitch needed to be made, I also wanted to mount the BBQ to the bumber so I didn't have to use precious space storing it somewhere in the camper. I welded up the hitch, it's a heavy duty SOB. Then I made a swing out arm for the BBQ, and welded up a aluminum tray, mounted it on the end, the BBQ mounts to it, it swivels 360 deg. It swings away from the camper, and can swing around the side to get protection from a wind if need be. There's a hard line mounded to the camper bumper that's plumbed to the rigs propane system, no more PITA little green canisters. Got all the pieces of the puzzle all put together now,,,gregg
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