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RE: Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

Sounds like you’re wanting to make what used to be called a belly-bar. I think Brophy and Hijacker made those. That style will work, but I’m wondering if your Torklift tiedowns might not break if the camper didn’t move? :):) The camper only moves BECAUSE the frame mounts break. It doesn’t move until the frame mounts fall apart leaving it floating. I took some measurements. The back of the camper hasn’t really moved. The front has moved 11 inches off center to the passenger side. It’s only the broken (and always breaking) front frame mounts that are the problem. So the camper is diagonal in the bed after driving around with the front mounts broken.
HadEnough 09/02/20 07:55am Truck Campers
RE: Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

Wow NRALIFR, that’s a great improvement!! This is the kind of thing I’m looking to do, but of course more specific to my problem which is the frame mounts breaking. The rear Torklift frame mount is a piece of square tube steel across the entire width of the truck. It has worked exceedingly well, never had any issues, and can also tow a trailer at the same time it’s holding the TC firmly in place on the rubber mat. I’m thinking I’d like to make a similar one for the front tie downs. Just run a square tube across the whole width. It has to be a few inches lower than the truck frame to clear the fuel tank, exhaust and possibly drive shaft, which protrude down below frame height. I figure some square U-bolts with spacers can hold it in place. For now, while on the road, I’m thinking I’ll just build an H shaped 2x4 brace to lay in the truck bed as a spacer to keep the TC from moving to the passenger side, which is what it wants to do. When I get in to a place I can do the real work, in October, I’ll make the permanent fix.
HadEnough 09/02/20 06:56am Truck Campers
RE: Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

From given description so far, I conclude that OP ties are mounted pretty vertical and that is not good. I've seen setups like that and beside tie-downs the owners had nylon belt holding the camper on the bed. Again, without picture we can crystal ball the issue forever. That’s quite a conclusion without any pics. And a correct one!! The fast guns are vertical in a fore and aft sense. They do have a decent angle outward. The mount points on the TC are wider than the mount points on the frame mounts below. If the ties shouldn’t be vertical, why the heck are these “professional” installers doing that? I’ll take some pics ASAP.
HadEnough 09/01/20 03:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

I’m kind of bummed out and bewildered that no one else has this problem. I would have thought it was sort of common since it keeps happening to me. Was hoping to find a work around or an improvement to fix the issue once and for all.
HadEnough 09/01/20 11:07am Truck Campers
RE: Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

With the design, it's hard for me to imagine them breaking without doing damage to the frame and/or the bed. Would you please post a picture of your install. Are you using the torklift spring loaded tiedowns? Or are you using chains with turnbuckles and trying to put enough pressure on them to keep the camper from moving around? You aren't suppose to pull on the tie down hard enough to keep the camper from moving around. That will happen even on normal roads. Do you have a plastic bed liner? The camper will easily move around with one. Most camper manufacturers and Torklift say not to use a plastic liner. Yes, using the normal Torklift fastgun tiedowns. Straight from camper tie down hole to Torklift extension piece that slides into the frame mounts. Yes, I have a rubber mat in the bed to keep the TC gripping and in place. Trouble is, there isn’t enough downward pressure to hold it on the mat since both frame mounts are now broken. I’ll post some pictures as soon as the weather improves. It’s wet and raining.
HadEnough 09/01/20 11:05am Truck Campers
RE: Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

I agree that’s an unusual issue. Maybe your tiedowns are not properly adjusted. Or maybe, your suspension is so jarring that they are breaking. This may be the issue. It knocks my teeth out l too, it pretty close to it. Still, you’d expect the frame mounts to survive bumps.
HadEnough 09/01/20 11:04am Truck Campers
RE: Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

Unusual issue. Really? I’m not sure how front Torklift frame mounts, professionally installed, with and Arctic Fox TC, Torklift Fastgun tie downs and a Dodge Ram 2500 (with proper Dana axle, air spring/bags, leaf spring reinforcements, hight weight load wheels and tires) is that unusual. The mounts fail at the top of the triangle every time. They last months, not years.
HadEnough 09/01/20 09:36am Truck Campers
Front Frame Mount Tie Downs Not Working!

I have gone through so many sets of Torklift frame mounts I want to fix the problem permanently. Why aren’t there bars run across the whole truck like for the rear tie downs? Those last. My truck camper is sliding off to the passenger side now and both front frame mounts are broken. Again. The camper is used on normal tarred roads only and never off road. What’s are these things so defective/fragile? Has anyone just run a piece of square tubing across the entire underside bolted to the frame with spacers and square u bolts to make a better frame mount?
HadEnough 09/01/20 09:22am Truck Campers
RE: Rieco-Titan Electric Jacks Sticking and Not working well.

Thanks for sharing your experiences. I think I’ll have to do the same and get a new one. For now, I will swap them around.
HadEnough 08/20/20 06:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Rieco-Titan Electric Jacks Sticking and Not working well.

Or bent...Nope. Rusty. The other 3 have no corrosion. This one has rust running down the inner tube. It's a mess. If possible, maybe I'll just move it to a rear jack location that isn't under much stress and swap it with one of the rear Jack's that is working well. I thought this would be a more common issue where people would have the answer on how to take them apart and service them.
HadEnough 08/19/20 07:48am Truck Campers
RE: Rieco-Titan Electric Jacks Sticking and Not working well.

Thanks, Todd. I think it's the part that extends that gets stuck. It's rusty.
HadEnough 08/19/20 03:18am Truck Campers
Rieco-Titan Electric Jacks Sticking and Not working well.

I have 4 Rieco-Titan electric jacks and each is working differently and has different problems. Forward driver's side is really loud and the clutch skips a lot. There is also a bunch of rust on the inner leg. I've greased it and it's only marginally better. It can't even lift the TC high enough to get it off the truck. I have to put a big rock under this leg to lift it out of the truck. Forward passenger side works perfectly Aft/Rear driver's side works perfectly but got hit and has a bent lower clamp and a few bolts pulled from the TC frame. Aft/rear passenger side is operational but VERY loud!
HadEnough 08/18/20 05:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

I really think you need to think.................... Hunker where you can. We are in northern Michigan leaving the Detroit area was a no brainer. We left Florida early this year as the handwriting was on the wall. We didn't need anyone to tell us to look out for our own safety. We stayed far from the people in our RV park for over a week before leaving. We studied the Inet and learned of the failing of our government and realized they were either in denial or were interested in other things than the American people. Bottom line it is your family and your neighbors this will not last forever so hunker down and stay hunkered till this leaves or is considered safe by the CDC not the current government The boat IS the hunkering down. Staying in Florida I have 36 unavoidable exposures to public areas over the next 6 months. Going to the boat I have 9, including 7 stops for fuel in the way up. So the safe move is the boat. The risky move is staying in Florida. I'm actually really glad a lot of people don't understand this or the boat would probably be stolen already. Lol We've been on self quarantine for 3 weeks here already. Florida is just starting to pop off with Covid-19. It'll get a lot worse before it gets better. NY will have run its course by mid summer probably.
HadEnough 03/28/20 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

Hard to explain but anything larger than a car is prohibited by ordinance. It's a very urban area. I've got away with it here and there but they weren't happy about it. And we need to leave it for the summer. So storing it elsewhere or just taking the pickup are the only actual options. If all goes back to semi-normal, they'll be very upset I left it there. Still probably worth a call. I doubt they are going to be going crazy on ordinance enforcement and if you have a decent relationship, good chance they are understanding. Once things go back to semi-normal, go back, drop the rig off in storage and you can head back out to anchorage. I'm not suggesting leave it without getting the OK first. Doesn't hurt to ask. PS: We lived on our boat for 11yrs and if you ask nicely, we've always been amazed how accommodating people can be even if it's not strictly within the rules. Yes, I've been actively and continuously (except when RVing) lived aboard and cruised for about 15 years too. The thing is, they don't enforce the rules. The lgovernment has jurisdiction over their parking lot. They do the enforcement. Not a small town situation. In any case, the virus exposure risk goes way up if we are making multiple trips to the marina. As someone with an underlying lung condition, I'm not willing to go back and forth on public transportation to move the RV a second time. Too risky. It'll be more safe to just go directly into the boat and come back at the end of the summer if all is well by then. The more I analyze the situation, the better the pickup truck only plan is looking purely from a safety standpoint.
HadEnough 03/26/20 04:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

An interesting article about Nantucket. I can see why the gentleman was quick to tell me to stay the heck out. They're already overrun. https://nypost.com/2020/03/25/the-wealthy-flee-to-nantucket-a-medical-desert-during-coronavirus-lockdown/
HadEnough 03/25/20 12:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

Yes. It’s my only vehicle. They yell at me all the time about it. They don’t like it parked there. Do you have a bad relationship with the marina? Assuming it's a good relationship, giving them a call and explaining your situation and assuring them that as soon as the all clear comes through, you will be back and get the truck out, may be all that's needed as no one is likely hanging out at the marina otherwise and using the parking. Hard to explain but anything larger than a car is prohibited by ordinance. It's a very urban area. I've got away with it here and there but they weren't happy about it. And we need to leave it for the summer. So storing it elsewhere or just taking the pickup are the only actual options. If all goes back to semi-normal, they'll be very upset I left it there.
HadEnough 03/25/20 06:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

I have no knowledge about other areas closing their areas to the traveling public BUT last Tuesday here in my county the officials closed our county to all outsiders from entering OR passing through. They have check points set up on all the highways leading into the county. Seeing as how there are thousands of counties, cities, towns, etc. it may be possible that others have restricted their areas to all public travel from outsiders also. This would be the only concern I would have at the present if using due diligence to follow CDCs recommendations to avoid contact with other people and protect oneself from possible contamination by using hand protection, refusing to touch face and wash hands before and after touching surfaces to prevent spreading any virus and wearing a mast if coughing or sneezing. Trucks stops and gas stations are necessary businesses and I would not be concerned about finding fuel. I always work of the top half of a tank so that allows plenty room to find fuel. If your boat is your home and you were not able to drive there what would be the prospect of hiring someone from Florida to deliver you by water in their boat? Thanks for that info. Certainly would be crazy to be going down 95 in NC and have a roadblock. I'm assuming they didn't cut off the interstate? Boats aren't like RVs. The fastest ones move about the speed of a bicycle. Lol. It's not as simple as just getting a ride up. Going without stopping to sleep, 24 hours a day, could take 12 days in each direction. And that's not even possible.
HadEnough 03/24/20 06:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

Sorry to those who can't take some humor. This virus has scared far too many people (snowflakes?). Were you all this scared in 2009 when the H1N1 killed 12,468 people in the US and there were 60 million reported cases? As I recall nothing much happened during that pandemic, no panic, no empty store shelves, no stay at home orders, no closed businesses, no nothing. Yet this new virus comes along, which isn't a fraction as deadly as the H1N1 and everyone is losing their minds. Maybe we've gotten too soft. At this point, if you don't understand the difference between H1N1 or the reasoning behind the current shut down. I won't waste my time trying to explain. You can just continue with your comedy routine. Except absolutely no one is laughing. His material needs a lot of work.
HadEnough 03/24/20 05:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

Don't know, but is it worth contacting a carrier and getting sick. Life is short. This will pass eventually. That’s kind of why we want to do it. So we don’t have contact with people
HadEnough 03/24/20 02:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

as of now... DE, SE PA, ( Philly and lemon its surrounding areas) NJ, NY are all " shelter in place" . . I am sure you can travel through, as the highways are still open. BUT the question is, will anything be open once yi get there.. The part of NJ your speaking of has been hit real hard . . . I don’t really need anything to be open when I arrive. Just the highway. I pull off the highway into the marina and it’s electronic access to get to the boat. There are no people involved. The only hitch might be if the RV storage place is no longer open. Do you need to bring the rv? Just drive through and get on the boat. That’s exactly what we are thinking at this point. We can store it down here in Florida and take the pickup by itself. Truck camper, so we could detach it and leave it behind. It will be a rough drive. About 20 hours. Can’t sleep at a hotel in between with all of our stuff in the back of the pick up truck or it will probably be gone in the morning. Would it be too much attention just to leave it in the truck parked in the marina? Yes. It’s my only vehicle. They yell at me all the time about it. They don’t like it parked there.
HadEnough 03/24/20 08:56am General RVing Issues
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