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Posted: 06/17/20 09:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

silverbullet555 wrote:

Question on the happijac mounts. Am I correct that one has to drill through the bed of the truck to mount the front mount? Then it mounts through the bottom of the bed into the frame and through the front of the bed to the bracket? Or is it 100% to the bed in the front?

I just want to make sure I understand how the system works.


Yep. One hole on each side and it does bolt to the frame.
And 4 on each side of the front of the bed for the brackets.

Its not hard to install. A second set of hands will help.


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This is all that sticks out.
I am happy with my HappiJac.

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silverbullet555 wrote:

Question on the happijac mounts. Am I correct that one has to drill through the bed of the truck to mount the front mount? Then it mounts through the bottom of the bed into the frame and through the front of the bed to the bracket? Or is it 100% to the bed in the front?

I just want to make sure I understand how the system works.

https://happijac.com/tie-downs.html
link to H/J systems- 3 different p/n listings for an 07 but similar as far as installation


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Grit dog wrote:

Happi jacs work but look at the red trucks bumper. It's bent. If that's ok with you then happijacs are fine.


My bumper is bent due to someone borrowing the rig (first and last time)and being CLUELESS as to how to use the tiedowns correctly, even though they were shown the correct way to use them. People in general are lazy POS' and if it's not their equipment, they don't take care of it. If you use them correctly they work just fine.


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I found torklift mounts for $120 and torklift fast guns for $375.


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Seems like a deal, but if you’re on a budget, I wouldn’t spring for the fastguns. They’re nice, but a simple spring mount and turnbuckle/chain setup works fine.
I’d also just do manual airbag setup. Being budget minded. It’s not like you need to change air pressure frequently with the camper on.

For a hitch, if you don’t trust your OE hitch with the extension you need , 4klb boat, right? Just buy a stout aftermarket 2.5” receiver. Like $300 one and use a solid bar extension.
It does get spends, you’re right.


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