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Old 09-04-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Slide-in Camper Tie Downs

In the market for a slide in camper, but probably should look into tie downs before I find something that I'm not able to haul home eh?

So, what should I look for (brands, prices, having it done vs. ordering them and doing it myself)

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Old 09-04-2009, 04:43 PM   #2
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Tork lift. You can install the mounts. Depending on handy you are, it should take 4 hours or more. You also need to add the plug. Again, it is possible to do it yourself.
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:49 PM   #3
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Thanks, just looked those up, and they look pretty good. Looks like $444.00 for front and rear pair, sound about right?
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:01 PM   #4
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I second Tork Lift. Easy to use and very stable.
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:20 PM   #5
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I also use the tork lift system but make sure you get a good set of tie downs from the camper to the tork lift system..I use fast guns..Regular turnbuckles are not advised. since there is no give..most tie downs have some type of internal spring for strain relief
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:28 PM   #6
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Torklifts rule. Spendy, but better than tearing up your sheet metal with cheap tiedowns.
Every once in a while you see used sets on craigslist for cheap.
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:31 PM   #7
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Torklifts rule. Spendy, but better than tearing up your sheet metal with cheap tiedowns.
Every once in a while you see used sets on craigslist for cheap.
Knowing Eric he'll buy new. So you gettin a boat to pull with the camper?
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:05 AM   #8
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I worked at an RV dealership for three years in the parts department, and Torklift is the best money can buy. Never understood why people would think it would be better to attach to the bed and bumper then directly to the frame.

That price sounds about right, depending on your rig you can do it by yourself, most of the kits are no drill.
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:32 AM   #9
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I used tork lift frame mounts and I like them. I went with the Tork Lift darengers for tie downs and coupled them with happy jack spring loaded turn buckles that saved me about $100 over buying the whole fast gun package from tork lift and they work exactly the same I am happy with my set up.

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Old 09-07-2009, 11:19 AM   #10
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super hitch with 48" extention,torks in front with fast guns
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:41 AM   #11
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Tork Lift user here also Had the Happijacs on my last truck and vowed never to use them again, alot of stress on the bed.
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:51 AM   #12
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Also a fan of Tork Lift.
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:12 PM   #13
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I am in the same position. The one thing I have noticed is price. I am not sure where you are located. I checked here in Redmond and for the Torklifts installed was a little over a thousand dollers. I called acouple of places up in Portland and it was 5-600. A big difference. I will be heading to the valley to have mine installed in a month or so ,then to find a camper.
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:17 PM   #14
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There a place in Beaverton on TV Hwy the rents trucks so you can haul your own stuff (hint hint). Give them a call. There normaly cheaper then any place else in the metro.
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