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RE: Still Having Problems With TC and Truck

I’m at about 150,000 miles, nearly all with the TC in the bed. Should I expect these problems after 150,000 miles of bone rattling holes and bumps? A properly set-up truck/ TC combo should last this duration (and more!) Respectfully, could driving habits be in play? The reason I ask this is because of (words to the effect) ... "getting airborne." This is quite disconcerting to read. A truck and camper should not be getting airborne. Perhaps slow down a bit? ...not accusing, just saying. I don’t think so. I’m the slowest thing on the roads out here. I barely keep pace with traffic. I have long lines of traffic behind me I pull over for. Maybe the bed isn’t up to the task? Is there a difference in carrying ability between the 2500/3500 250/350 beds themselves? I thought the bed was all the same and the difference came down to axles, suspension, wheels.
HadEnough 07/26/21 01:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Still Having Problems With TC and Truck

I am not seeing OP’s sig for the TC setup in question… If "the bed is getting crushed from the weight of the TC" then perhaps the truck and camper are mismatched- i.e. too heavy of a camper for the truck or not enough truck for the camper on it… especially if components are breaking. That’s my fear. It’s kind of mismatched. Ram 2500 with Dana Axle, differential cooling fins, extra leaf spring kit, air bags/shocks, aftermarket high load wheels, load range H commercial regroovable tires, exhaust brake, 6 speed manual heavy duty transmission, Cummins turbo diesel, edge performance computer, mods to the front “tower” area that holds the front of the bed up. These crushed and I fixed them by using blocking in place of the flimsy sheet metal. Maybe that’s what I need to do with the rear areas that are crushing? Arctic Fox TC
HadEnough 07/26/21 08:46am Truck Campers
RE: Still Having Problems With TC and Truck

Oh, sorry. I thought this was all caused from rust. I guess I have your situation confused with another member’s. In that case, I’d be reluctant to replace the bed with another factory bed. Maybe a flatbed is in order :):) No worries. I just get a little excitable. Appreciate the help and ideas. Hmmmm. I’ve been intrigued by a flatbed setup. They look kinda weird since the TC is made for a standard bed. Do people usually build some boxes around the edges or something for looks?
HadEnough 07/26/21 06:04am Truck Campers
RE: Still Having Problems With TC and Truck

Rusty???? What?? I don’t have a speck of rust on here. None. Zero. I don’t use my vehicles in places it ices, snows or has salt on the roads. The bed has been getting crushed from the weight of the TC over all the awful roads throughout this country. No, I don’t over tighten my Fastguns. Tightened as specified, using the little o ring indicator. The bed just can’t take getting airborne from unmarked speed bumps, potholes that rattle your teeth out, poor transitions on the roads from flat road to bridge, etc. The roads are so bad I go through front end components too and even had a front wheel fly off from a huge hole in the road. Broke my front end. It’s the roads and thousands and thousands of miles on them.
HadEnough 07/26/21 05:56am Truck Campers
RE: Still Having Problems With TC and Truck

That would depend on where you are and what year/brand you have. On ebay, I saw some as low as $450. I would buy a takeoff since there are plenty of them from people changing to flatbeds. Currently in Colorado traveling cross country. I can’t do this myself since I’m traveling and have nowhere to do it. It’s a 2002 Ram. Maybe I just do it when I get back in the fall?
HadEnough 07/26/21 02:50am Truck Campers
RE: Still Having Problems With TC and Truck

Seems like it’s going to keep failing. I’d replace the bed. Not what I wanted to hear, but I had a sneaking suspicion this is what should be done. Anyone ever done this before? How much did it cost?
HadEnough 07/25/21 07:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Still Having Problems With TC and Truck

I thought Torklift frame mounts attached to the frame and not the bed . Do you have a picture of yours ? They attach to both. The highest point on the tie down bolts right through the bed. height=480 width=640
HadEnough 07/25/21 07:20pm Truck Campers
Still Having Problems With TC and Truck

I got brand new Torklift forward frame mounts because the old ones were torn apart. They failed due to the “towers” failing that hold the bed and hold the top of the Torklift frame mounts. I installed blocks on the frame where the towers normally go and the bed is now at the right height and the Torklift front frame mounts are bolted to these non-moving parts and everything is good up there. BUT.... The right rear beam that holds the bed up from the air bag air spring is now crushed. So the right side of the bed is like 3”-4” lower than the left side which isn’t crushed. Also, the side wall of the bed has a rip in it just behind the rear window of the truck on the same side everything keeps going wrong on. It’s ripped where the box of the truck bed makes a 90 deg angle between the forward wall of the bed box and the passenger side wall of the bed box. The rip is about 4” long and has a vertical orientation. The entire passenger side fender/side of bed box is loose too. It can be rocked by hand a bit. The TC keeps on sliding over to that side and is uneven. Sits far more to the passenger side and also leans to that side because of the 3”-4” sag. What’s next to fix so it can keep going?? What would you do to correct all this? Everything I fixed up front where the front frame mounts are is working well. The bed is kind of falling apart now.
HadEnough 07/25/21 06:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Front Motorcycle Carrier

Have been on the road for 6 weeks or so with a front carrier. Half way across the country. I WAS stopped by a state trooper for maintaining my 50mph top speed up a hill to be kind to traffic backing up behind me. The speed limit dropped to 35 and I missed it. Just a warning for speeding. Never even looked at the front carrier. It’s been fine everywhere.
HadEnough 07/25/21 05:54pm Truck Campers
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