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Old 12-11-2009, 01:56 PM   #1
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Tie Downs for a truck camper

I have a 1961 Avion C 11 and am mounting it on a 1995 Silverado Ext Cab. 2500, with a 6.5TD. Does anyone have any advice on what kind of Tie downs to use or any secretes to success? There does not appear to be any links to this or any information on this form relating to tie downs.
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:20 PM   #2
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Camper securing

My dad has a camper and has one hook at the corner of each end of the rear bumper, which is used with a chain and turnbuckle to secure the rear of the camper down. At the front he has a 1 1/2 inch diameter square steel bar welded to the underside of the frame. This bar extends past the edges of the box with enough clearance so that chains and turnbuckles don't rub on the box sides. Picture is older, but may still show the concept.
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:21 PM   #3
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Check out Tork Lift International. They have been tying down campers for 30 years.
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:14 PM   #4
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"Tie downs" just sound weak for the task at hand.

I was thinking of things more like grade-5(or 8) bolts
and enough mounting steel to ensure the job was
done in such a way that it would not even wiggle!

TSC has a fair selection of Grade 5 or 8 bolts and/or
"all-thread".
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The unit has to be able to "give." If it didn't the truck bed would separate from the chassis.
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Tork Lift and Happi-Jack are the 2 major players. We use TL and are very happy with them. They bolt to the frame as opposed to HJ which bolt to the bed, and require drilling the bed. Both work well...personal preference.

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Old 12-11-2009, 08:36 PM   #7
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What Bill says, I used Tork Lift and was happy with them.
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Tork Lift... bolt on to the chassis and go.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:55 PM   #10
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Tie Downs - Thanks for the links

I sent an email to Stablelifts (I am interested to see if they can fit a 1961 Avion). I will probably end up using the Trok lift product. They are about $265. The Stablelift is about $2,500, but it seems like a really interesting product.
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Ted, do what you want...but I think the SL would really detract from a very cool Vintage TC...

The TL and HJ are much more...discreet.

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