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Build Your Own RVHauler - Step 1 - Find a Truck
December 19, 2012
11:03 pm
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Forum Posts: 44
Member Since:
April 2, 2012

You have decided that "I want to build my own RV Hauler".

We have documented the creation of Jack and Danielle Mayer's RVHauler. We started this project in November of 2012.

I would like to share some of my knowledge with those individiuals who want a superior tow vehicle for their larger 5th wheel trailer or equipment and livestock trailer. Where do you start? You first need to search, research and drive.

I have created a video that answers this question in more detail.

I have also included a blank inspection list we use when evaluating prospective used HDT trucks.

When considering options about your RVHauler lifestyle and purchase, I highly recommend reading the material that Jack and Danielle Mayer have assembled here:


Henry Szmyt has engineered the superior hitch for our application. This is the only hitch you should consider for your RV Hauler. Henry is also the "lighting electronics" saviour for our RVHaulers. Henry is the creator of the industry-standard ET Jackalopee. See his products here:


Dale and Mark Bruss have also put together a super website discussing their "Red Rover" truck, why they did it, and what do to after you purchase it. Visit their site here:

The ultimate place to pose your questions, and talk to HDT owners is on the HDT forum here:…..owforum=32

For the details you crave on every part, piece, and challenge when converting your own truck into an RV Hauler, you have to review and bookmark the "Heavy Hauler RV Resource Guide" here:

I have also included below a blank inspection list we use when evaluating prospective used HDT trucks.


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