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#1 SD_Beaker

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:06 PM

As many of us have roof racks on our 4Wheel Campers, putting stuff on and off can be a bit of a challenge as it's pretty high up there. 

 

I have not seen how others are doing this, but I wanted to share what I put together.  On Pintrest, I found where someone used the top of their wheel and lower frame to make a camp table.  On it's own this has issues due to it's movement when you get in and out of the camper.  However, the idea stuck with me and I made this 'step'.  

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:07 PM

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#3 longhorn1

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:14 PM

Great idea.
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Posted 04 February 2018 - 11:15 PM

As many of us have roof racks on our 4Wheel Campers, putting stuff on and off can be a bit of a challenge as it's pretty high up there. 

 

I have not seen how others are doing this, but I wanted to share what I put together.  On Pintrest, I found where someone used the top of their wheel and lower frame to make a camp table.  On it's own this has issues due to it's movement when you get in and out of the camper.  However, the idea stuck with me and I made this 'step'.  

 

 

Holly cow...superb idea...I will copy it!  In my case to remove snow..thanks!

 

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#5 Squatch

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 04:09 AM

Great idea. I'm sure it could be evolved to also work as a camper leveling board!

 

On my Trooper with wide tires I stand on the tires often. Not so much with the pickup and camper. Love the idea.


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 12:50 PM

SD_Beaker  Nice! I love simple solutions to vexing problems! 


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 01:33 AM

Outstanding thought from outside of the box. Thanks


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 01:52 AM

uhhhhhhhh yep adding this to the onboard items.

 

Thanks!


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#9 CougarCouple

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 03:20 AM

Really thinking outside the box is right. One more thing to carry.
And I noticed the camper is no wider than the bed.
Still a good idea!
Russ

Also realized the wheel height and bottom fram rail should be looked at.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:08 AM

Simple and elegant design, I can also see it coming in handy to get out of a rut or help cross a washout.


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