I have had my Dodge 4wd dually for over 10 years. I haul a Lance 1191. I have 110,000 miles on the odometer. We have over 500 nights in the camper. I take the camper off whenever we stay more than 2 nights. I tow a 3500 lb fishing boat. I have had it off in 60 mph winds gusts in Death Valley. I store the camper off the truck. We live at 6000 feet in the Sierra Nevada. We get snow and ice. I use Michelin all season mud and snow tires. I have not had a traction or a bracket problem. Yes it is true I cannot go through the drive up window at Sonic.