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Posted: 06/10/21 09:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi, I'm brand new to truck campers (I've owned Class-C, Class-A, 5th wheel).
We're buying a (new to us) Wolf Creek 850 which is currently mounted on a short bed single wheel Ram 2500. It's currently attached via a custom rear bumper anchor point on this truck.

We have a 2015 Ram 3500, Dually, Megacab, with the 6'4" bed. So the truck is fairly short in back with wide "hips" (rear fenders)

We're getting setup with Torklift anchors. There is a note in e-trailers usage:

"On dually applications rear camper anchor point location may require the use of TLA7004. Measure from front of camper slide in point to rear anchor point; kit is needed if less than 90 inches"

From what I've found on this forum, the rear anchor point is 65 1/2" on the Wolf Creek 850. But 90" is way beyond the rear bed of this truck, so this doesn't make sense to me.

Can anyone confirm that we need to relocate the camper anchor points? Any other options.

-Thank you.

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I’d call Torklift. They have great support.


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Posted: 06/10/21 02:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yeah call Torklift. They may recommend the anchor relocation kit. Easy to install. Just 2 overlapping pieces of angle iron that you drill for the new anchor spot.


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Thanks, guys will do... Seems rather simple to extend the anchors with appropriate angle.

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I see no reason those would be needed on a short bed.


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The biggest thing with a dually is having the swing out front jacks to clear the hips on the truck if that's what you're alluding to.


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That's not what I'm alluding to, but I have seen some dually cases where you need to add clearance to the front jacks.

This is about making sure the turnbuckles can clear the "hips" on the truck when attaching the truck camper... I think I have it figured out. The 90" extension only applies in the case of long bed trucks, it should exclude the megacab, which only comes in a 6'4" bed.

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I needed a little more outward room to attach my Fastguns. I called Bigfoot to see if they were OK with me using a shouldered machinery eyebolt on the camper hold downs. They were OK with that.
Then talked to Torklift about extending the Torklift truck frame extensions. They recommended drilling a 1/4" hole 1" farther inboard on the truck extensions. That would push the truck lower Fastgun attachment points farther outboard.

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What wheels and tires does your dually truck current run on?

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