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Old 10-07-2014, 02:41 PM   #31
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I was going to suggest a set up like mine but swap the Smart for a golf cart but he said he wants to keep his truck.
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:02 PM   #32
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I have long dreamt of a rack above the cab of my truck that would hold a golf cart. One of the things I thought of is how high it would be sitting up there. I imagine making a quick disconnect for the roof around where the supports meet the cart would make that plausible. Of course, then you have to put the cart roof somewhere to travel.
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:23 PM   #33
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The height is a good point and one I hadn't considered. Randomly pulling a golf cart's specs:
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It looks like the "with canopy" height is 74". On top of a 6' 6" truck puts you over 12 1/2' and figure the extra height of the rack would put you at 13' - 13' 6". For me, this is the same as my camper's highest point.

But, I definitely like the idea of figuring out a removable roof. It looks like there are "convertible" roofs:


That would then put your height above the truck to 4' - 5' (for me, for a total of 11' or so).
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:25 PM   #34
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A lot of weight over the roof - read that as center of gravity now 2-4 feet higher than it is now. Bad news trying to turn an off camber corner at 35-45, no problem without the extra weight but...
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A lot of weight over the roof - read that as center of gravity now 2-4 feet higher than it is now. Bad news trying to turn an off camber corner at 35-45, no problem without the extra weight but...
Hmm, that's another good point. I wonder if this would still be an issue with the dually and/or with the camper hooked up (given the 2,500 pounds of pin weight in the truck bed).
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:27 PM   #36
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...there are some awesome TH floorplans out there! ,)
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Now if only Uhaul made campers to match...that'll be the route to go! LOL
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Seems like you have ruled out all the good options but want to devise a custom/unique solution. I'm sure designers hare thought about the possibilities and either there is no money to be made or it is just not a good engineering idea. I think both. Go for the swivel wheel trailer or get a TH.


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I'm sure designers hare thought about the possibilities and either there is no money to be made or it is just not a good engineering idea. I think both.
It definitely is pointing in that direction. Surely I can't be alone in this wish (and the first few responses on the thread indicated so as other fifth wheelers would like the same option with the same limitations).

But, given the lack of pictures and other builds this way- I'm having a hard time believing that it should be done.
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