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RE: Utility Bed Tie Downs....???

It will depend on how the flatbed is made , there are several types . On mine it has 3" I beam cross members and 1/8" diamond plate on top . I mounted 1/2" ss D rings at the 4 corner with reinforcing under the I beams spaning at least 2 cross members . For turnbuckles I used 4 short spring loaded Anchor Guards from torklift . Be sure to use a barrier between the ss and aluminum . This has worked for me for 10 years with no damage to bed or TC . Good luck and enjoy all that extra storage .This may work with a Utility Bed depending if their is enough room to get your hand in to tighten . I assume you are referring to just mounting to a flatbed, Yes, the anchor points you discuss would work perfectly. I am more interested on how to anchor a TC when it is sitting inside a utility truck bed with service sides. I’ve seen TC’s in them, but now how they are fastened to them.....
egarant 06/13/20 07:03am Truck Campers
Utility Bed Tie Downs....???

Hi All! Thinking of getting a chassis cab truck from one of the big three. I’ve shopped some very nice aluminum utility beds that would accommodate my TC. My question is, how in the heck do you tie it down? Or is the best option to put it on an aluminum flat bed, then surround it with storage boxes where I can? Thanks, Eric
egarant 06/12/20 05:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Ultimate TC Bed?

I saw this as well, they truly did think of almost everything. You put your TC in the back of it, if you didn't know that already. Trouble is the cost. I called them and a basic unit without all the extras, of which there are many, was $12K. That is in the ballpark for a custom made utility bed. This unit is a bit more versatile than a utility bed, but personally I wouldn't want to sink that kind of money in truck that I would have to part with if and when I sold that truck.
egarant 04/17/20 12:04pm Truck Campers
RE: System X Crystal Ceramic Coating

The OP here....I did call the manufacturer of the product, System X, and we spoke a good long while regarding the product and how it works. It would adhere to any RV product surface, doesn't have to be a painted surface like a car. He did recommend specific product in their lineup that would work for my truck camper. What turned out strange was he wanted to contact the RV Service Dept. that was going to apply the product and make sure that is what they were using. When he contacted the Service Manager he said he could not remember what they used....hmmmm I contacted the Service Manager a few minutes later and he asked " Did you call the System X people?" I had an appointment to get the camper detailed the following day, he then tells me that they are pretty busy and will call me when they can get me in. I have not heard back from him in almost a week now, I think the phone call from System X freaked him out. I'm looking for another place to the the camper rubbed out and waxed!
egarant 03/30/20 05:22pm Truck Campers
System X Crystal Ceramic Coating

Has anyone had their RV coated with one of the products in the System X lineup? It is a product developed by Boeing that penetrated the paint and protects it for a number of years depending on the product you choose. I am having my truck camper rubbed out so it looks like new again. They are trying to sell me on the additional System X product, specifically Crystal for an additional $800. It is expensive stuff but the RV's he showed me that they had it applied to were as as smooth and shiny as glass. Dirt and water are claimed to almost slide off, I suspect that might make bud removal better... The cost IS crazy, but might it be good long term? Here is a link to the website: System X
egarant 03/18/20 02:01pm Truck Campers
RE: RAM 3500 Auto Level Rear Suspension

That was my concern work2much, that the stiffness the leafs provided was a good thing in this case, aiding in the sway carrying a TC. I am sure the ride is much better with the TC off the truck though.....
egarant 08/13/19 05:12pm Truck Campers
RAM 3500 Auto Level Rear Suspension

I currently haul an Eagle Cap 950 on a 2013 RAM with the traditional leaf rear end. Has anyone put their TC on the optional Auto Level Rear Suspension? I can see the benefits, but I can also imagine some not so good outcomes of such an option. Thoughts? Thanks, Mr. E
egarant 08/13/19 03:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Interesting delam issue - revised 6-24, more pics

I posted here a few years back about the very same problem I had with my 2013 Eagle Cap single slide 950. The camper at the time was still under warranty so it had to go back to the factory in Yakima, WA where they completely removed the front cap and replaced it with another one. I've had other major out of warranty work done at the factory and they do great work at a reasonable price. I would not trust anyone else to work on it. PM me if you have any further questions. Mr. E
egarant 08/13/19 03:43pm Truck Campers
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