Frequently Asked Questions

What are my responsibilities as the customer?

This is custom fabrication—it requires regular visual inspection. Years from now, only you can spot something needing attention (e.g. a cracked weld, something bent, etc). Of course you can always bring it back to us regularly for inspection. If you don’t possess this type of care and awareness, kindly move on.

What are the overall dimensions of the standard platform?

56" x 86", 10" railing, and 50" side/ramp opening.

Are other dimensions available?

Yes, call for additional pricing.

What is the cargo weight capacity?

On single axle campers, the cargo weight capacity is often limited by the axle GVWR (typically 3500 pounds). Therefore, cargo capacity is the lesser of 1.) axle GVWR minus the total weight of camper and contents; or 2.) 800 pounds. For tandem axles, the cargo weight capacity rating is quoted case by case, never exceeding 800 pounds. Cargo capacity is also indirectly limited by the hitch coupler rating (i.e. total tongue weight)—1000 pounds. on most conversions.

Is the front platform a good solution for hauling my side by side or snow machines?

No. For this we build a sub-frame with your camper at the front and cargo platform at the rear for longitudinal on and off.

How much weight does the conversion add?

It depends—at least 300 pounds for many pop ups, more for larger campers.

How much tongue weight does the conversion add?

It depends—approximately 150 pounds for many pop ups, can be more for larger campers. See common limiting factor below. We will discuss your tongue weight when you call.

Are pop up campers good candidates?

Definitely.

How about Hi Lo, Trailer Manor, A-Frame, and similar campers?

Usually.

How about hard-side travel trailers?

We are currently doing conversions on a trial basis for smaller (less than 25'), lighter campers. See common limiting factor below. Call for details.

What is a common limiting factor?

Tongue weight. It comes down to geometry—the farther (forward) the cargo is from the axles, the more weight is carried by the hitch (i.e. tongue weight). This can often be mitigated by relocating the axles forward (not necessary for pop ups).

Can I “double tow” with your rear receiver hitch?

Definitely not. Receiver hitch is only for bike racks, etc.

How long have you been doing toy hauler conversions?

Since 2011.

How do I get on the build calendar?

Call to discuss plan and price, and reserve a build spot on the calendar. $500 deposit required at time of reservation.

When is the best time to call?

Evenings 5 p.m.–9 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash or credit card (Visa, MC, AmEx, Discover). No checks.

What options are available if I live farther away?

1) Plan a trip to or through Colorado. Make a reservation with us. Drop off your camper for a few days and we will get it done.

2) If you don’t have a camper yet, buy one in Colorado, we will do the pre-buy inspection, transport to our shop, complete the conversion, and ship it to you (or you can pick it up).

3) We have drivers (retired family actually) for transport to and from the Midwest.

4) We have an installer that will come to you and complete the conversion in your garage.

5) We are working on a shippable universal kit which will be available in late 2015. It will require fab skills to install.