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artburg

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Posted: 06/25/22 12:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anybody besides Torklift make hold downs? Its all I see for frame mounted.

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Not that I am aware of. I have Torklifts and I am pretty sure they are drill free mounting on our 2011 F350. They have held up well for 8 years now.

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I don’t know why you don’t want frame mounted tiedowns since many manufacturers recommend them, but Brophy and HappiJac make tiedowns.


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Posted: 06/25/22 09:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Torklift options are heavy duty, well designed and should last and last. Another option is to design and build your own. That can be fairly easy or extremely difficult depending on the specific truck.

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jimh406 wrote:

I don’t know why you don’t want frame mounted tiedowns since many manufacturers recommend them, but Brophy and HappiJac make tiedowns.


Who said he didn’t want frame tie downs?


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Posted: 06/27/22 02:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

artburg wrote:

Anybody besides Torklift make hold downs? Its all I see for frame mounted.


No. It's not enough of a market to be a "cheaper" alternative to Torklift. That's what I assume you're asking about, really. You're balking at the cost of the Torklift tiedowns and want something less expensive.

Heck I only paid $2000 for my camper and I went with Torklifts even though they cost over 1/3 what I spent on the camper at the time. They're there if and when I upgrade. Install could not have been easier, and they work great.


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I initially tried the Brophy bed mounts. TC is only 2k with fluids. Had quite a bit of movement/walking around bed.

Might be the 2500 HD Off road suspencion.

Anyway, had emergency stop scenario. New brakes worked great. Truck hopped some. TC was a bit catty wompus in back.

Bit the bullet. Ordered Torklift. It does ride differently. Seems to be less bounce.

Before I was slowing down to 5, maybe 10 mph at all RR crossing or poor bridge transitions.

Still slowing down out of caution, but vehicle bounce and roll feels much less and I no longer cringe.

May be because movement is transferred to frame. IDK

I am happy with the Torklift. The Brophy tie down will be repurposed to holding storage cylinders for tackle, etc.

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mkirsch wrote:

artburg wrote:

Anybody besides Torklift make hold downs? Its all I see for frame mounted.


No. It's not enough of a market to be a "cheaper" alternative to Torklift. That's what I assume you're asking about, really. You're balking at the cost of the Torklift tiedowns and want something less expensive.

Heck I only paid $2000 for my camper and I went with Torklifts even though they cost over 1/3 what I spent on the camper at the time. They're there if and when I upgrade. Install could not have been easier, and they work great.


When did I complain of the price?
I was asking because I wasn't too impressed with the welds and how loose the outter part fits into frame mounted section.

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artburg wrote:

I was asking because I wasn't too impressed with the welds and how loose the outter part fits into frame mounted section.


Loose is good once you have a bit of corrosion from salt etc. The tiedown and mounts are under spring tension as well. I had the steel ones for 8 1/2 years and have had the aluminum ones for 7 1/2 years. Both sets worked fine for me with my 4000+ TC.

As far as the welds go, they warranty all that they sell and have great customer service, so in the event something failed, they stand behind it.

But, they are the only option unless you want to build or have someone else build you a set.

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You can also use an old style belly bar if it doesn’t interfere with anything under the frame like exhaust or drive shaft . Given you use the right size material they are very strong . The down side is they are always there sticking out . You can make them short and use removable inserts . Keep in mind that with either Torklift or belly bar you are more likely to rip out the attachment on the camper long before either of them fail .


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