I was in the market for a used camper for fishing, hunting, tailgating etc. when i came across this one. I believe it is a 71, 27'. After reading some forums last night i will look for the model ID on the door. It looked like more of a project than i was up for but the same day i came across a restored unit and saw the potential so i bought it. The exterior is a little dented (all 4 corners) but as with all of my recreational gear i will use it and abuse it and didn't want something i was scared about damaging.
I will be towing it with an 05 Dodge 1500
with the large v8 and towing package. Do i need a stabilizer hitch? Can this truck handle it?
My first thought was to bring it to a trailer dealer and have the hubs repacked or replaced and add some barring buddies. Any sugestions? I don't believe it has trailer breaks. again any sugestions?
My next step is to park it in my drive and finish gutting it. Would love to hear from anyone about where to begin and what to lookout for. I also plan on starting from scratch and selling or disposing of some of the original parts (Fridge, stove, maybe shower? old bed parts) and using the KISS principle. Again with the current body shape i don't feel this is a candidate for a true restoration so i will finish it with what i can afford / tackle mechanicly.
I'm very excited to tackle this project and looking at this site gave me some confidence that i can do it!!!!!
I would apreciate any and all coments!!!!