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Old 07-15-2007, 11:17 AM   #1
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Is anyone out there towing a Scamp 5th wheel with a Chevy 1500 crew cab? If so,
please tell me how you like it.

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Old 07-15-2007, 11:31 AM   #2
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My only guess would be that once in a while you will look in the mirror and say, wow! there's a trailer back there.
I used to have a 87 Suburban diesel and that's what I said when towing a 82 Starcraft popup.
I'm thinking the same wieghts for each or very close.
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Old 07-15-2007, 08:04 PM   #3
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We do and you can't tell it the 5r is there. 2007 Chevy Silverado Classic Crew Cab with trailer towing package and a V8 that uses E85 fuel.

Installed a Putnam Firehawk hitch in the bed of the truck and it was quite difficult. Unless you are crazy like me and really want a hitch like this then go ahead however if you don't mind drilling holes in your truck bed and fender wells, and want to avoid the hassel then just go ahead and mount the Scamp hitch.
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:24 PM   #4
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Hey thanks for the reply Darwin.
  1. Is it a classic 1500 or a classic 2500hd?
  2. IS it a short bed?
  3. You had to drill holes for the Firehawk foot pads didn't you?

    I like those foot pads instead of the full rails.
  4. Are those a standard?
  5. Do you think I could use those with my goos neck frame instead of the full rails?
  6. Do you by chance have pictures of your Firehawk installed in your bed?
I have a hybrid goose neck setup in my F-150 that sits on standard rails right now, and was thinking of buying a 2007 classic 1500 because of the bed height and putting rails in it(or the Putnam pads) and using the system I already have.

I purchased Don's 5vr a few months ago and this custom hitch came with it.


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Old 07-17-2007, 02:34 PM   #5
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The Scamp hitch protrudes into the bed hauling area 3.25 to 3.5 inches on each side so you loose 61/2 to 7 inches of width of things you can haul in the bed of the truck. The Scamp hitch is bolted to the fender wells and the bed of the truck so it is not an easy thing to remove. The sharp edges and protrusions poke holes in the stuff you want to haul. Prohibits hauling drywall and any good 4X8 sheets of anything.

Installed in a 2003 Chevy S10, V6, Automatic

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The Firehawk by Putnam has a base plate that is bolted through the bed of the truck to the frame of the vehicle and to the bed of the truck also. Bolted in 4 places to the frame and 4 places to the bed. The Hitch sets in the base plate and is held by 4 pins. The hitch is either a gooseneck or you can purchase an adapter to turn it into a standard 5r hitch (One using a king pin)

Pull the hitch out and lay a 4X8 sheet of plywood over the bed/base plate and you are ready to haul anything you want without fear of running it.

Installed in a 2007 Chevy Crew Cab Silverado Classic 1500 V8, Automatic


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Old 07-29-2007, 12:48 PM   #6
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I have finished outfitting a new 2007 GMC crew cab short bed with Don's custom 5th wheel frame attached to rails with the shocker hitch. I had the custom frame and rails sprayed with bed liner, hopefully to preserve them for a long time.

Thanks for all your help, advice and support Darwin.

Sincerely,
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:17 PM   #7
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Very nice!!!!
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:12 PM   #8
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That is an outstanding installation.

Congrats.

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Old 07-29-2007, 09:13 PM   #9
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Thanks!

Darwin,

When I went to the truck and trailer business I frequent they didn't even sneeze when I asked them to install the 5th wheel rails. They just warned me that there wasn't but one place those rails could be mounted because of something under the bed. I did the measurements to the outside corner of the bumper and it was within tolerance, my only worry was the measurements from the front of the trailer to the back of the cab. I thought if I had to I would fix something up like Kamper Bob's slider hitch over on Scampers forum that I think also mounts on standard rails, but everything seemed to work out fine thank goodness.

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