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LOL!...that's funny Tamnative. Trust me it takes days of a spring clean up to get it that pristine. Yes I had just did a buff and wax when this was taken...looks good though right? Turtle wax.....

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Sue Bee wrote:


Yes, they are worth it. We don't always, or even often, take the TC off the truck, but when camping, we'll remove the fastguns, raise the TC a bit off the bed, and leval it a bit. Really makes it easy with the fastguns.


that in my view is the best thing about them. if you need to level out a little just release the lever for slack, use your jack to level. when leaving, lower jacks and place the fastgun/derringer back into place. quick and easy!


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I am on the cheap side, so I bought 4 chaine binders from Wallmart for 3.95, exampe: http://www.1st-chainsupply.com/binders/tightener.htm
They do not look as fancy but they do a great job. Don't have to screw unscrew everytime you want to level the camper. Electric jack, could not go without it anymore.


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KKELLER14K wrote:

LOL!...that's funny Tamnative. Trust me it takes days of a spring clean up to get it that pristine. Yes I had just did a buff and wax when this was taken...looks good though right? Turtle wax.....


They do look good.
Have you seen the powder coated, white, grey, black FG's? I'm guessing that they are also stainless steel under the paint? And, if so, why paint them then? I don't know...
Seems the prices are the same either way you buy them.
Do you have to polish them often?
I'm placing my order on Monday, need to choose a color by then. I was going to order everything (Tie-downs, hitch, turnbuckles, truss, etc...) yesterday, but the manager said the order wouldn't go out till Tuesday morn, so I'll do it Monday, gives me the weekend to procrastinate, again.

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Posted: 01/28/12 09:24am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Link to my Fast Gun installation:
Scrool to the last two pictures.

Notice that the Fast Guns can be stored right on the camper when it is unloaded.
Each Fast Gun is never moved out of position so readjusting when reloading the camper is very easy. Sometimes no turns sometimes a few turns.


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Kidoo wrote:

I am on the cheap side, so I bought 4 chaine binders from Wallmart for 3.95, exampe: http://www.1st-chainsupply.com/binders/tightener.htm
They do not look as fancy but they do a great job. Don't have to screw unscrew everytime you want to level the camper. Electric jack, could not go without it anymore.


Fast guns have springs inside. If you use chain binders, you'd better still have something else inline to act as a spring.

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wnjj wrote:

Kidoo wrote:

I am on the cheap side, so I bought 4 chaine binders from Wallmart for 3.95, exampe: http://www.1st-chainsupply.com/binders/tightener.htm
They do not look as fancy but they do a great job. Don't have to screw unscrew everytime you want to level the camper. Electric jack, could not go without it anymore.


Fast guns have springs inside. If you use chain binders, you'd better still have something else inline to act as a spring.


My front attachements on the truck flex a bit. It does seem to be a problem. I will check this out next time I go out.

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Kidoo wrote:

wnjj wrote:

Kidoo wrote:

I am on the cheap side, so I bought 4 chaine binders from Wallmart for 3.95, exampe: http://www.1st-chainsupply.com/binders/tightener.htm
They do not look as fancy but they do a great job. Don't have to screw unscrew everytime you want to level the camper. Electric jack, could not go without it anymore.


Fast guns have springs inside. If you use chain binders, you'd better still have something else inline to act as a spring.


My front attachements on the truck flex a bit. It does seem to be a problem. I will check this out next time I go out.


The springs are there so you can control the amount of tension pulling on the camper tiedowns. Too much and they will eventually tear out. They also reduce the shock loads from bumps in the road.

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I also need to slightly adjust length each time I load the camper, but like mentioned above it is only a couple turns on each fastgun.

Another great thing about them is that on my truck/camper setup the fastgun goes directly across my gas lid. Very easy to pop off the fastgun, fuel up, reinstall, and back driving.

In the end, if I had it to do over I would buy them again without hesitation.

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When I bought my stainless I found they were a distraction from the center lines driving down the road. So I painted them black now no distraction.

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