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lakeside013104

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How often is it that one does business with a large company and ends up being less than satisfied? Possibly too often!

Well, NOT so with my latest transaction with Torklift. Kerstin Stokes went above and beyond answering my questions and giving professional, educated advice to me about the Torklift Camper Packer stands for storing my Palomino TC.

The package arrived yesterday and I eagerly dove into the assembly. How amazed was I to see the rugged construction of the entire unit. All the parts were there, organized, and instructions with pictures made assembly very easy.

This system is rugged, rugged, and I mean rugged. My 2950# camper settled onto the top of this system with ease. I will attempt to attach a few pictures.

You can't go wrong if you purchase this amazing storage system. Built to last and easy to assemble.

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The problem I see is there isn't any side force support (triangulation) on the sawhorses which is just as important as anything else. Without the side support, a strong wind from the side is likely to overload the jacks and make them bend. When I support my camper, I want it to be provided support in all directions.


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Posted: 09/28/16 11:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Put some coaster wheels on the legs and you can roll it around.

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kohldod,

Side support NOT an issue in my case, the TC will be stored during off season inside a garage.


If wind is an issue in your case, the legs can be cut off during assembly to lower the profile and bring the camper closer to the ground, thus lowing overall height. Positioning your camper facing into the prevailing winds would be more air dynamic and tend to lower issues with side force winds. A lot like driving down the road with TC on your truck.

You need to understand, these components are so rugged, even at the height in my pictures, I get only slight movement by pushing camper from the side. The brackets that hold the legs are steel and are very stiff.

This is a quality product and I could not be more satisfied.

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Before I placed my TC on saw horses, I would want the manufacturer to verify that it was designed to be supported like this because, from what I can tell, TC's are designed to rest on the bed of your truck or be supported by the jacks. A support system that mimics the load distribution you get in your truck bed is a much better approach in my opinion.


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lakeside013104 wrote:

How often is it that one does business with a large company and ends up being less than satisfied? Possibly too often!

Well, NOT so with my latest transaction with Torklift. Kerstin Stokes went above and beyond answering my questions and giving professional, educated advice to me about the Torklift Camper Packer stands for storing my Palomino TC.

Kerstin is relatively new at Torklift, but has picked up on the products quickly. She is always a pleasure to work with and you can tell she enjoys working there.


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Rotating the camper is not an issue as I have an assigned space and it fits in one direction.

Lowering the camper with manual jacks isn't really an option due to the time constraint and frequency of use. Especially when a sturdy set of sawhorses will provide the necessary stability at truck bed height.

Glad you are satisfied and jealous you have an inside place to store yours.

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Posted: 09/29/16 08:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How come the the upper cross timber looks like a nail is half way pounded in then bent over when the photo from Torklift shows it bolted through?

With just nails, the lateral strength is non-existent! It would not be hard to shove that thing over I would think, if the jacks weren't down. Bolted, not so much. A single nail bent over, yeah.

I'm glad to see the jacks deployed for stabilization, so maybe a nail bent over isn't an issue

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Wait a minute, another photo on the Torklift site doesn't show a bolt like the first photo I saw and posted. It looks like a hitch pin;

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I'm guessing from this Torklift photo, that it is a hitch pin, because this one looks like a bent nail too;

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That's the same woman who went out of her way to help me with some glowstep mounting problems. Exceptional customer service.

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Torklift is a great USA company with great customer service. I recently discovered that I had lost one of my Stable Loads attached to the rear spring of my pickup. I contacted Torklift and they were kind enough to send me out a new one. Now that's service!





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