Camper manufacturers suggest that 300 pounds of tension be applied to secure the camper properly. … If there is too much tension you may damage the anchor points on your camper. Torklift turnbuckles are spring-loaded to avoid any potential damage to tie downs or camper anchor points.
How tight should turnbuckles be?
How tight should the turnbuckles be? Don: You want to tighten the front turnbuckles until the slack or wiggle is out and the turnbuckle is snug. Put a mark on the hook opposite the threaded rod next to the barrel.
How do you tie down a truck camper?
Securing a truck camper starts by using your camper’s jacks to raise it slightly above your truck bed’s height. Carefully back your truck underneath, and lower the trailer into the bed. With the camper resting in the bed, connect the turnbuckles to the camper and the tie-down anchor points. Tighten them until secure.
How do I keep my truck camper from shifting?
In my experience, the only things that prevent excessive truck camper movement is a good rubber bed mat and/or a set of front and side mounted bumpers.
Do you need tie downs for a truck camper?
You’ll need to install tie-downs on your truck to provide anchor points for attaching your camper. Campers require 4 tie-down points, 2 at the front and 2 at the rear of your truck bed. Some tie-downs connect directly to a truck’s bed; others connect to its frame.
What do you put under a truck camper?
AnchorGuard turnbuckles are appropriate if you choose a bed-mounted tie down system. We strongly suggest adding a rubber bed mat in your truck bed to prevent the camper from sliding in the bed of the truck. Not only are bed mats cost-effective, they also protect your truck bed surface from scratches, dings and dents.
How do you secure a truck camper when off the truck?
When the camper is off of the truck, I use Wobble Stoppers with locks and place the camper about 12-inches off the ground. Unless they cut the hardened locks or the Wobble Stopper itself, they can’t just drive up and load your camper and drive off.
Do I have to remove my tailgate to carry a truck camper?
The tailgate does provide some support for the rear of the camper. If you remove it, you could end up with a bit of your truck camper overhanging your bed. What is this? So without the tailgate, this slight overhang will not have support and could become an issue for you.
How much do Torklift tie downs weigh?
They weigh roughly 25 pounds per set. “This means the tie downs are easier to install and the total gross vehicle capacity weight is reduced,” explained Torklift International General Manager Jay Taylor. In addition to the lifetime warranty it is also backed with rust-free corrosion protection for life.
How long does it take to install Torklift tie downs?
Each receiver took a little over an hour to install. View of the Torklift Tie-Down Receiver facing forward. Torklift’s instructions state that you should hand-tighten the nuts first before tightening everything up to 40-foot pounds.