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Spikeman

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Posted: 09/14/19 04:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Found them at Windy Nation

Spikeman

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That's a good idea! it does however have connector up front for a portable solar panel you can buy a portable solar panel 100 watt for $149

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Spikeman wrote:

I have never purchase a truck camper before do you find these installed prices to be average and reasonable:

4 Torklift Brackets W/4 Happijac Turnbuckles & Chain
includes Qwik Release Handles ($150.00) N/C $1,095.00

Torklift Expandable 4 Step (GlowStep) $ 328.00

2 Group 24 12V AGM Batteries of average quality $590.00

2nd Solar Panel 100watt $475.00

Thanks in advance


I could not find anyone near me to install the Torklift brackets on my new truck. It was a lot of work and required a couple of phone calls and some slight modifications of the predrilled Torklift bolt holes.

AGM batteries can be expensive. I replaced mine last year. The best price I could find for 2 150 AH Lifelines was close to $1000.

I think I paid about the same to have a second solar panel installed. The costs included the panel and the time knowledge and expertise of the installer. I have done a lot of my own repairs and modifications but I would not be interested in wrestling a heavy solar panel onto the roof and installing the brackets.

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Wow... I hadn’t thought about it this way, but the money you guys are spending just to tie down your campers would seriously offset the cost of getting a Stable-Lift instead!
Not only does it work WAY better than corner jacks, it eliminates having tiedowns.

When you factor that in, it costs LESS than electric corner jacks.


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burningman wrote:

Wow... I hadn’t thought about it this way, but the money you guys are spending just to tie down your campers would seriously offset the cost of getting a Stable-Lift instead!
Not only does it work WAY better than corner jacks, it eliminates having tiedowns.

When you factor that in, it costs LESS than electric corner jacks.


I agree..The only problem with the Stable-Lift is the ground clearance..I don't understand why they have not addressed that with something like a release that let's you take the bottom half off for going in rougher terrain...

Except for that,the system is hard to beat..


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Spikeman wrote:

I have never purchase a truck camper before do you find these installed prices to be average and reasonable:

4 Torklift Brackets W/4 Happijac Turnbuckles & Chain
includes Qwik Release Handles ($150.00) N/C $1,095.00

Torklift Expandable 4 Step (GlowStep) $ 328.00

2 Group 24 12V AGM Batteries of average quality $590.00

2nd Solar Panel 100watt $475.00

Thanks in advance


And there are cheaper alternatives than Torklift,like Happi-jack stuff or flooded(normal) batteries and portable solar panels..Torklift is flat out spendy stuff..I own none of it...But it is quality stuff,I guess..

There are people out there that still use Brophy tie downs(less than $100) on smaller TC's like this guy..

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jaycocreek wrote:

burningman wrote:

Wow... I hadn’t thought about it this way, but the money you guys are spending just to tie down your campers would seriously offset the cost of getting a Stable-Lift instead!
Not only does it work WAY better than corner jacks, it eliminates having tiedowns.

When you factor that in, it costs LESS than electric corner jacks.


I agree..The only problem with the Stable-Lift is the ground clearance..I don't understand why they have not addressed that with something like a release that let's you take the bottom half off for going in rougher terrain...

Except for that,the system is hard to beat..


You must not understand the Stable-Lift.
You CAN un-pin the bottom of it if you want to. It’s easy.
However, that’s what clamps the camper down to the truck.
Ground clearance is fine, it’s not as low as your axles already are.
If you do bang something, it’s generally no big deal. It’s really hard to damage a Stable-Lift. If you bang something with a corner jack, they rip right out.
And in general, anywhere you can’t go because of a Stable-Lift is somewhere you’re not going with a big cabover camper anyway.

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You must not understand the Stable-Lift.


I don't...It just seems by pictures the bottom bar running from the front to back would limit where you can go...Where you can pick a path to keep the rocks from beating up the axles,that bottom bar would limit more places just like adding running boards..

It certainly seems like the most stable system for a truck camper by far..I guess I'll have to take a closer look at them..These corner Jack's are a disaster waiting to happen...

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Stable-Lift on dually will make wide-body setup, what will put even more limits where you can go.
I was thinking about buying 1, but why spend money on something I already have working well?
I'd rather spend the money to replace dark brown granite counter-tops in our kitchen with lighter color granite.
DW will be much happier.





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Spikeman wrote:

Existing panel not too neat Thanks

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is that a big glob of sealant on the panel upper left corner? That'll kill the string.

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