After many years of enjoying an FWC Hawk and dreaming of graduating to an Alaskan, we have finally made it! Here is the new to us '00 10ft CO that the previous owner was kind enough to bring to our home.
Needs a few things and some modifications that we hope to get done over the next few months.
As the PO was unloading it (off his newish Ram3500) I noticed the rear tires going over the front tripod base (even though he had repositioned the base).
So question for you folks; the Alaskan will be going on a 2018 F-350 (single rear wheel). Having dealt with the Hawk on many different trucks when placing the camper, I would like to gain a few extra inches on the front jacks and avoid any chance of driving over the tripod base.
Reico Titan sells the Box Extension Mount for dually trucks:
I have not seen them in person but the pics make them look a bit light weight and without the side seams fully welded. Anyone know how thick the metal used is in the Reico Tital Box Extension?
I am thinking of using steel tube (4"x6") and can get 1/4" thick tubing way cheaper than the R-T Box Extension. Cut to size and 4 holes drilled should be good. Anyone done a similar jack extension? What material and thickness did you use?
Thanks and expect more questions as we discover the nuances of the Alaskan. Already evaluating the best platform set up to raise it above the Ford bed rails.