2011 Palomino Maverick 1000SLLB on a 2004 Dodge Quadcab CTD Ram3500 SRW long bed equipped with Timbren springs, Stable Load bump stops, Rickson 19.5" wheels/"G" range tires and a Helwig "Big Wig" rear anti sway bar.
I have praised Tork Lift many times, and was contacted by them via e-mail to ask if they could use my testimony. I said yes! It is a great product, and I never thought about asking for $$$$$$. I am always happy to share my help, experience, and knowledge if I have it. I have had Happi-Jacs, and Tork Lifts, and in my opinion, Tork Lifts are much better for the heavier camper I haul.
@RaodLover: I agree with folks here... and revel in your joy.
But... You should get some sort of royalty or compensation for their use of your image.
Might I suggest you contact company and try to finagle a Tork Lift ball cap... that way you can keep the sun off your brow and look even cooler while enjoying the elusive 15 minutes... then if anyone asks you can say yes, it is "legal" for TL to use your likeness.
Thanks for sharing you excitement with us! It brought back for me some distant memories from long ago. I remember the kick when I was a kid when the local newspaper published an article on my dad's home built travel trailer! We did not receive any compensation other than recognition from friends and neighbors. It was really cool then too!
When we purchased our AF 1150 back in July of last year, I asked the dealership to outfit the truck with Torklift Tiedowns, Stableloads and Fastguns. They didn't even know what Stableloads were so my truck was going to be the first one they ever installed. That's where the problems began.
In December, I took my truck into a local muffler shop for some service to my exhaust pipe. When they lifted the truck on the hoist, the two rear Stableload fell off. The bolts were broken in half and pinned in between the springs and overloads. I think what the RV dealership did was to adjust the Stableloads tight while the truck was sitting up on their hoist.
I first called the dealership but they put me in contact with Torklift. The Torklift people were great. They asked if I wanted a replacement set of the ones I had or try out their new quick disconnect. I went with the quick disconnect.
I'll be the first to admit, that I am not very mechanical but can work with tools if given some good directions. Since these new Stableloads were a new design, Torklift asked if I could williing to take a picture of myself and report my impression of them and how they installed. The picture you see in the ad is the one I took.
Well, to install them was unbelievably simple but I wouldn't really have a chance to see how the truck performed with the camper on it until we made a trip down to the Everglades and Keys back in February. So I told them I could give a report on how they work at that time. They then asked it we could be in communication with each other while on the trip.
I was really impressed with them and was very happy to report on how well the truck performed during the trip. They really are awesome! (and I don't work for Torklift)
Torklift asked if they could include a testimonial in the Truck Camper Magazine and told them by all means. I have never seen the testimonial in Truck Camper Magazine but was completely surprized to find it in Trailer Life.
As far as compensation is concerned, I'm just happy to tell others about the product, especially if it is something that can be a benefit to other Truck Camper owners. And my 15 minutes of fame is just fun side benefit.
RebeeG: That is me on page 20
DrBaker and Silversand: I saw the testimonial on the Torklift website but it was not the ad as seen in Trailer Life.
Anyways, that's my story and I'm sticking with it.
"The Journey is the Destination"
2004 Chevy Silverado 3500 LT Duramax/Allison DRW 4X4
Banks Powerpack, Sprayed-In Bed Liner,
TorkLift Tiedowns, StableLoads, FastGuns with Locks and RideRite Air Bags