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There is just to much weight past the rear of the box and axle. I wonder where the water/black/gray tanks are located. Propane and batteries also. My guess is all behind the rear axle.
 

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That's a good size camper for that truck and it should have been designed like the one in the pic with a tag axle.
That is a vintage Len-Dar truck camper from the late 60's early 70's.
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he had used his noggin a bit, he would have visited the RV Camper forums and noted that for having that much weight behind the axle, that he would need to have a Frame Stiffener welded to the truck's frame.

Still, I would think the front axle load has been reduced by half like he did it.
 

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I looked at the specs for the Eagle Cap Camper and it is largest model and has a lot more in it than the old Len-Dar. The inside of the Len-Dar had a booth dining area, kitchen with storage space and sleeping over the cab plus an all in one bathroom.
Eagle Cap 1200 — Eagle Cap
Another oversized truck camper was the Born Free made in 1972 and because of its size it also had a tag axle.
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i see those trucks pulling goosenecks loaded with over 30000 lbs of hay . more if wet. they are fools. its a one ton truck. payload? one ton. thats directly over the rear axle. yeah, i know they fudge numbers. yeah, i know a half ton chevy carried a lightened ford half ton in a commercial. i know a half ton chevy towed a loaded log traiiler in another commercial. i know his is bigger than mine because he has a ram. even bigger if its a "cummins" or a "hemi"
the dude broke his truck is the fact. wheres ron white when ya need him?
 

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The one that I have posted with the Len-Dar camper on the white GMC, I can tell you that Tom had a heck of a time getting the camper rear axle setting correct so that it would track right and steering and turning was no fun as the rear axle tended to want to drag in turns. The one that broke the truck in half tends to be larger than the one I had.
 

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A lot of tag axles have self-steering joints on them. Many years ago, I modified a class C mini motorhome for someone. It also had a self-steering tag axle. I changed the Toyota 4 cyl, for a 400 small block Chevy, and put air ride on both the drive and tag axles. I had in cab controls for the air ride. It was a fun thing to drive. If you ran the air up on the drive and down on the tag, you could pull wheelies at stop lights. Or run the air up on the tag and down on the drive and do burnouts as long as you want. It always surprised people because it looked basically stock.
 
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