The Possibilities with a Crane
The truck is a medium duty (Class 6) International. With everything loaded we have a GCVW of 39,000#. We pull a 36' Teton 5th that is almost 20,000# with all the solar, inverters, batteries, and things you have to have if you don't have a sticks and bricks house. So the truck is a mere 19,000# loaded.
The truck has a removable roof fairing/storage that houses our Bushtec trailer, BOB bicycle trailer, and a few extra tanks for boondocking/dry camping. Goes from 12'6'' high to under 8' high with the removal of a couple of pins and 2 minutes with the crane.
The scooter on top is a Burgman 400 and can be on the ground and driven away in under 4 minutes with Vicki operating the crane. The LT is on the bottom and takes about an additional 10 minutes to unload/uncrate/install windshield and drive away. Both bikes come off with out removing the fairing
The big semi circular (to get max storage and still swing under the trailer) wooden/fiberglass box on the back behind the fifth wheel hitch houses a 6.5KW generator, propane tanks, welder, tablesaw, and other wood/metal working equipment. It has legs that drop out, remove a couple of pins, and then dump the truck suspension and leave behind at the campsite. This all gets the truck down to the size of a pickup for driving around.
I'm going to post some pictures of the process of loading the truck soon. I'm still under construction but the major pieces are together, just finish work and paint. I use a lot of wood and foam covered with fiberglass along with steel support structures. Takes lots of time to finish.