So I picked this '73 F350 super camper special up a couple of weeks ago to haul my Cayo C-11 camper on it, and one of the interesting features it has is an extending bumper hitch to allow towing with the bed camper installed. It looks like it extends 3-4' (it would need 3' to completely clear the Cayo) and is rated for 6000lbs/600lbs tongue weight.
Has anyone ever used one of these? It'd be neat to be able to tow my '67 overlander along with the Cayo for 1 or 2 trips this year where we have guests coming. I've never seen anything like it, but then again until around 3 weeks ago I never knew the super camper specials with the extended wheelbase and ridiculous GVWR existed. The truck will certainly have the capacity to do so - it has a payload approaching 5000lbs and the Cayo will be under 2500lbs, the airstream has around 500lbs tongue weight and is around 5000lbs fully loaded for camping so I wouldn't be at the limits of either the truck or hitch. Of course, I don't think I'd be taking the setup cross country, but I can't find any info on these style hitches. Looking underneath the truck it's certainly beefy looking and the truck was ostensibly built specifically for this kind of thing from the factory, I just don't know how it'd all work in actual practice