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Posted: 04/14/21 11:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JTLance wrote:

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My 07 3500 DRW, Classic, LBZ has always either had a 5th wheel or two heavy campers on it. Airbags to get camper JUST off overloads, Torklift frame tie downs, Torklift StableLoads.

Looks fine and no cracks!

Maybe its HOW you supported the camper vs poor bed construction...


HOW it's supported? It has an extra leaf in back and Torklift wedges. What other choice is there on an f350?

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So how about the picture for rear bed support?





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So how about the picture for rear bed support?


Support or attachment? Rear of camper is attached to bumper. Not much strain there though. Rears ties are solid but kept just barely snug. Fronts are on tension springs.

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Bed support. You need to go under.
Seeing your strong bumper I would consider putting some shims on it to support the camper.

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Surprised the tag axle guy hasn't posted about how he can solve this.


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Torklift puts the blame on HJ for this damage: https://www.torklift.com/index.php/blog/........eventing-bed-damage-from-my-truck-camper

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mellow wrote:

Torklift puts the blame on HJ for this damage: https://www.torklift.com/index.php/blog/........eventing-bed-damage-from-my-truck-camper


Seems pretty obvious to me that the small pieces they use to tie into the frame are insufficient to prevent this sort of damage. ¯\_(?)_/¯


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mellow wrote:

Torklift puts the blame on HJ for this damage: https://www.torklift.com/index.php/blog/........eventing-bed-damage-from-my-truck-camper


Where?
All I can see is TL comment
TL wrote:

It is important to recognize that pickup trucks are now built from thinner metals and truck campers are increasing in size.

So they indicate the installer education is a factor.
Nothing wrong with the design for what it was design for.

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Kayteg1 wrote:

mellow wrote:

Torklift puts the blame on HJ for this damage: https://www.torklift.com/index.php/blog/........eventing-bed-damage-from-my-truck-camper


Where?
All I can see is TL comment
TL wrote:

It is important to recognize that pickup trucks are now built from thinner metals and truck campers are increasing in size.

So they indicate the installer education is a factor.
Nothing wrong with the design for what it was design for.


Although there are small metal parts with this type of tie down that come into contact with the trucks heavy-duty frame, the contact is incidental and lends negligible support as the primary strength. The support for this type of tie down is the truck bed and rear bumper and not the truck’s frame.

Negative side effects from bed-mounted designs are lack of support and potential for damage to your truck bed.


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