Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I tow a boat with a camper on my Ute?
  • Yes you can. Provided that you do not exceed the weight and towing capacity of your particular Ute.
  • Do I need a special license to drive with a camper?
  • No, you do not.
  • How do I choose a Ute for for carrying a Slide in Camper?
  • Choose a Ute that has the most payload capacity, along with the features that you personally require. Engine size is also important. Diesel automatic models are a great choice.
  • How much fuel does carrying a slide in camper consume?
  • Of course you will use more fuel. Road conditions, load capacity and head winds are all factors that will affect your fuel consumption.
  • Is standard suspension adequate for a Slide On Camper?
  • We recommend air assisted suspension upgrades for all Utes. This is especially helpful when using your Ute off road. Air assisted suspension keeps your vehicle more stable, eliminating most sway. It is imperative the tires have correct pressure to compensate for the load.
  • What is GVW, GVWR, and GCWR?
  • GVW, GVWR, and GCWR are abbreviations for the three most common weights that all RV operators must become very familiar with:
    • GVW: Gross Vehicle Weight—actual weight of a single vehicle or RV.
    • GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating—maximum allowed weight of a single vehicle or RV.
    • GCWR: Gross Combination Weight Rating—maximum allowed weight of all connected vehicles.
  • What is the advantage of a sloped roof?
  • The sloped roof is aerodynamic, thus decreasing wind resistance, aiding in fuel economy. The sloped roof also keeps water from pooling on top of the unit.
  • What is the roof made of?
  • Pac-A-Bach Campers use a RV 2000 vinyl roof system. The roof has a 20 year life expectancy. This product is made to expand and contract, eliminating stress cracking.
  • Can I Freecamp with a Slide On Camper?
  • Yes, you can. With the addition of the solar panels, and the advantage of the three way fridge/freezer, you can stay in remote places easily. The large capacity holding and fresh water tanks make free-camping easy.