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RE: Tie Downs

I sent a message to HJ and am waiting for a reply on my HJ that are not connected to the frame..A quick search brought me another person with a Ford that does not either and from this forum..I suppose it could be the year or possibly the make that does not let you tie them to the frame... MY HJ do not attach to anything under the bed,the bed itself or the frame.. Posted By: Steve_in_29 on 06/13/08 01:48pm d3500ram wrote: ....Most people think that HJ attach the TC to the bed. That is not the case. When properly installed, HJ's ARE mounted to the frame vis a vis the bed. That statement isn't entirely true. While on GM and Dodge trucks the HJ's do tie into an actual frame mount for the bed, on the Fords they merely attach to a sheetmetal reinforcing rib under the bed and not into an actual point on the frame. I know, I have a set.
jaycocreek 08/18/19 03:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Tie Downs

Not exactly correct. I installed HJ tie down's on my 1997 F350 (still there and still use them), on my 3rd camper, same truck) and my HJ's secure to the front of the bed AS WELL AS TO THE FRAME and I'd consider my 97 install as older (installed them in 1997) so your comment don't hold much water in my view. Well Sidecar,My 1994 Ford F-350 came with HappiJacks installed..They are "Not" connected to the frame in any way..Only the back and front of the bed with the cross-bar..Nothing to the frame...So in my view,my comment holds plenty of water.. Laughing
jaycocreek 08/18/19 02:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Tie Downs

We are talking about a 1,000 pound camper here but here is a question for a 2600 pound camper and Brophies or Tork-lift.. Question: Can this hold down a 2600 pound camper on a F250 SD safely? My dealer says the only safe mount is a tork lift and not a pocket mounted hold down. I am getting ready to go to Alaska for the summer and dont want to lose it. asked by: David H Expert Reply: The Brophy Camper Tie Downs, part # TDSF are a universal application for full-size trucks and they will fit a Ford F-250 Super Duty. The hardware to mount the tie downs to the vehicle is included. I would also recommend the Brophy Camper Tie Downs, part # HSSF which is a more heavy duty tie down. The tie downs wrap around the bed, not in the stake pockets, and are mounted inside the bed. They will not work with a slide-in bed liner. There is no weight capacity rating on the camper tie downs and they will work for any camper size that is properly sized for your vehicle. The weight capacity will be on the Brophy Camper Tie Down Hardware Package, part # TDHP that is used to attach the camper to the tie downs. The hardware package has a weight capacity of 3,000 lbs. If the above mentioned camper tie downs are installed properly on your vehicle you will have no safety problems with your camper on your vehicle. The Tork Lift design of camper tie downs would be the best type of tie down you could use. They bolt to the vehicles frame and are vehicle specific. If you give me the year and bed size of your Ford F-250 Super Duty I will be able to help you get the correct Tork Lift tie downs. I will also need to know, for the rear tie downs, if you have a factory hitch or an aftermarket hitch on your vehicle and for the front tie downs if you have running boards that extend past the truck cab onto the truck bed.
jaycocreek 08/18/19 12:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Tie Downs

On newer trucks, the sheet metal used on the truck bed is just too tin to use an anchor point for your turn buckles. Use the provided anchors in the bed or find a way to attach to the truck frame. It seems lot's of people think the same but E-Trailer says it is just fine..This is another question on e-trailer about the Brophy type tie downs and a 2018 Ford with the aluminum bed.. Question: Will these tie downs with the aluminum bed of the new super duty trucks? asked by: Jordan Expert Reply: You can use the Brophy Clamp On Camper Tie-Downs # HSAB for your 2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty but we actually recommend going with the Camper Tie-Downs # HSSF instead as they have a slightly different design that better fits your Super Duty. Attached are dimensional photos of each for you to reference with your application. You will notice that one, part # HSAB, has an extra bend towards the end where you attach your tie-downs.
jaycocreek 08/18/19 11:54am Truck Campers
RE: Tie Downs

E-Trailer is recommending them for a 2017 Ford F-350 and a 1600 pound camper..Not an older truck..I'll just leave it at that,an experts recommendation(ask the experts) in questions and answers on the e-trailer website.. The Brophy Stake Pocket Mounted Camper Tie Downs part # TDSF are not given a weight capacity rating. The stake pocket mounted camper tie downs are instead rated to withstand the weight of your truck's payload capacity. Therefore, as long as the 1,600 lb truck bed camper you have does not exceed your 2017 Ford F-350's payload capacity and your truck does not have dual rear wheels, then they will work well for you. In order to secure the truck bed camper to your truck you will need a set of turnbuckles such as the Brophy Basic Turnbuckles w/ Hardware for Camper Tie-Downs part # TDHP. These turnbuckles have a 3,000 lb weight capacity and a retracted/extended length of 7-5/8" - 12".
jaycocreek 08/17/19 09:43am Truck Campers
RE: Tie Downs

Stake pocket tie downs have been used for years on heavier campers than your..They were the only choice for some in remote area's, years ago if you had a TC other than a pre-fabbed one..I have used them on several Truck Campers of old.. Stop and think about it..The old Happi-Jack tie downs were only secured by the metal of the bed,not the frame.. This is from e-trailer on the stake pocket tie downs. The Brophy Stake Pocket Mounted Camper Tie Downs part # TDSF are not given a weight capacity rating. The stake pocket mounted camper tie downs are instead rated to withstand the weight of your truck's payload capacity. Therefore, as long as the 1,600 lb truck bed camper you have does not exceed your 2017 Ford F-350's payload capacity and your truck does not have dual rear wheels, then they will work well for you. In order to secure the truck bed camper to your truck you will need a set of turnbuckles such as the Brophy Basic Turnbuckles w/ Hardware for Camper Tie-Downs part # TDHP. These turnbuckles have a 3,000 lb weight capacity and a retracted/extended length of 7-5/8" - 12".
jaycocreek 08/17/19 08:06am Truck Campers
RE: Considering getting a truck camper

I have a 2012 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X. I'm strongly considering getting a used truck camper if I can find a good deal and one that actually fits my 5 ft bed. Is there anything I should know, take into consideration, helpful tips, etc. Thank you in advance for any advice, information, and personal experiences. There are a few out there that will fit your truck but they are few and far between...If you get a conventional TC like a Lance etc,your going to have to much camper for your truck limiting where you can take it..It certainly can be done but I doubt you would be happy with the outcome.. Many times I have put a shell type on the back of my PU and did the inside as I wanted it.A couple turned out pretty cool..There not heavy or high and do not limit where you can go... Example:Shell Truck Campers
jaycocreek 08/16/19 12:25pm Truck Campers
RE: "Porpoising" - How to Tame the Rocking Camper

What are you using to haul your camper? Some details about your truck would probably be helpful. He said in another post he has a 2016 Toyota Tundra.
jaycocreek 08/15/19 12:32pm Truck Campers
RE: 2019 Northern lite

I believe it's an 18K furnace..You're referencing the NL, right? I believe Big Foot uses a 30k in their campers. Yes,Northern Lite..It was one of the big things that stood out when I was comparing the two along with the wall width for warmth, in the hunting and snowmobile months.
jaycocreek 08/13/19 08:37pm Truck Campers
RE: 2019 Northern lite

I believe it's an 18K furnace..
jaycocreek 08/13/19 05:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Ready to Buy?

Solar and TV are options on the BF, but cost too much vs. doing it yourself (IMO). 10-4 on that.. I bring my own TV and if I wanted solar,I would have the option to spend my money on portable solar instead,which is a better option for me doing all my camping in heavily forested area's.. I can't find a post by a Northern Lite owner on this forum that said...23 leaks and counting..Kinda stuck with me..
jaycocreek 08/09/19 12:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Ready to Buy?

looked at the bigfoot 2500 10.4 truck camper today surprised it has only one battery? no television no solar. also looked at the Northern lite 10-2excd dry bath not quite a dry bath as mirror always gets wet. The Northern Lite comes with two battery compartment one 95 watt solar panel a 24 inch television. I remember northern lite use to make a 10-2000 RR it was a true dry bath. Right now I am pondering they are both very close in price please convince me. The Bigfoot 10-4 is made for two batteries..Maybe the dealer took one out.. Bigfoot battery capacity As to which one..Ilean towards the BF over the NL but would not decide without seeing both in person..Pictures can be deceiving..One reason is the very small window by the dinette in the NL..The BF 10-6 with the same floorplans looks larger..On those rainy days I want to be able see out instead of staring at the wall... Floorplans are everything and one reason I am not in a hurry to trade mine off...Mine has a good field of view off the dinette..
jaycocreek 08/09/19 11:58am Truck Campers
RE: Tryin to talk the wife into a newer TC......lol.

I like the interior on that one..My wife keeps talking larger RV and it would be nice but it would eliminate most of the places I go...So we're keeping it the way it is for a while.. I'd buy that in a heartbeat if it checked out and was what I was after..love the floorplan..
jaycocreek 08/04/19 06:38pm Truck Campers
RE: For you truck campers--slow down heh

More than once on a very steep off road grade,I have stopped and put two ratchet straps from the front stake pocket to the rear jack mount for piece of mind..The back road to the Gospel Hump Wilderness is incredibly steep... With three of us in the front seat of my old Mazda pickup,I was in second gear floored to make it up..
jaycocreek 08/02/19 11:29am Truck Campers
RE: For you truck campers--slow down heh

ratchet straps were used to secure the camper back in the bed of the truck. Most underrated tie-down system on the internet...
jaycocreek 08/01/19 08:01pm Truck Campers
RE: The ticking time bomb under the hood

Dang glad I have a gasser! At those prices I could have replaced the whole engine. Yikes X2.....But sorry it happened..It's these little extra super expensive expenses a diesel has that keeps me from owning one...
jaycocreek 08/01/19 06:50am Truck Campers
RE: Power

Plug something else into the outlet at the pole and see if there is power there. This is what I do..I carry an old hairdryer that I use on fan only to check if there is power to whatever.
jaycocreek 07/31/19 09:29am Truck Campers
RE: Understanding GVWR and payload..

That's really weird because GMC Motors says just the opposite on passenger weight being included.. Knowing both your vehicle’s gross vehicle weight and gross vehicle weight rating allow you to quickly calculate how much you can safely carry. For example, take a look at the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD double cab with the EcoTec3 4.3L V6. The gross vehicle weight rating for this particular model is 7,100 pounds†. The weight of the Sierra itself is already 5,216 pounds. By subtracting the weight from the GVWR, you can determine this particular Sierra can carry about 1,884 pounds without exceeding its maximum weight rating. That doesn’t necessarily mean you can universally carry 1,884 pounds of cargo in its pickup box – the weight of passengers within the cab also needs to be factored into the GVWR. If you have two 200-pound passengers climb into that same Sierra, it now has an available capacity of 1,484 pounds. It's important to always abide by the GVWR specifically set for your GMC truck or SUV. In the course of vehicle development, professional engineers have extensively pushed these vehicles to their limits in order to keep you, your passengers, and your belongings safe and to avoid damage to your vehicle. Staying within these limits helps your truck, trailer, and travel remain safe. I guess each vehicle is different,it appears.. And..Who in the heck weighs 150# besides women and teenagers..(laffin)
jaycocreek 07/31/19 07:59am Truck Campers
RE: Understanding GVWR and payload..

I think they should take all the payload stickers off trucks and make people figger it out. Would force the interwebs discussions in an interesting direction anyways! How would it be different than it is now? The payload number is the number given fresh out of the factory with only the factory installed components..So you still have to weigh the truck as is, empty, before weighing it with the TC on to get the actual payload number for that truck.. So many frequent posters forget that if your payload is 5000# and you put two 200# people in it and a 100# dog,your payload just dropped to 4500#.. Then it's simple math...Truck weight as weighed prior to loading TC minus GVWR equals available payload at that time..
jaycocreek 07/31/19 07:11am Truck Campers
RE: Understanding GVWR and payload..

Except for 150# driver and full fuel tank EVERYTHING added to truck cab, bed, bumper etc reduces the MFGs stated payload which is based on MFGs GVWR minus the curb weight of vehicle Yellow sticker states CCC for the vehicle as equipped from factory so dealer added accessories reduce that sticker CCC number Course MFGs GVWR and the payload based on that GVWR are arbitrary numbers used for Warranty issues, CLASS of vehicle and Registration Fees. Actual real world payload....Axle ratings/Tire Max Load ratings Popcorn on stove !!! I am glad you brought up the 150# driver..Some say this is the case and others say not like GMC.. Knowing both your vehicle’s gross vehicle weight and gross vehicle weight rating allow you to quickly calculate how much you can safely carry. For example, take a look at the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD double cab with the EcoTec3 4.3L V6. The gross vehicle weight rating for this particular model is 7,100 pounds†. The weight of the Sierra itself is already 5,216 pounds. By subtracting the weight from the GVWR, you can determine this particular Sierra can carry about 1,884 pounds without exceeding its maximum weight rating. That doesn’t necessarily mean you can universally carry 1,884 pounds of cargo in its pickup box – the weight of passengers within the cab also needs to be factored into the GVWR. If you have two 200-pound passengers climb into that same Sierra, it now has an available capacity of 1,484 pounds. It's important to always abide by the GVWR specifically set for your GMC truck or SUV. In the course of vehicle development, professional engineers have extensively pushed these vehicles to their limits in order to keep you, your passengers, and your belongings safe and to avoid damage to your vehicle. Staying within these limits helps your truck, trailer, and travel remain safe. As I mentioned,it get confusing if you want to play by the exact numbers..
jaycocreek 07/30/19 12:31pm Truck Campers
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