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Longshore

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Posted: 12/01/20 08:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In my search for a camper for my 2015 GMC 3500 CCSB SRW, I am not able to use the Torklift mounts. That leaves me with Happijac. My truck has the factory hitch which negates the use of the Torklift system.

Now some here will say that if you use the Happijac system it is only a matter of time till your bumper is tweaked, and that it is a safety issue. Others here will tell you that if you set them up right they will do just fine, that most of the work is done up front and the back is just for stability.

At the risk of over-thinking this what do you all think?

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Posted: 12/01/20 09:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Torklift Indicates that their rear mounts work with OEM hitch.
What appears to be problem with their mounts?


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When I called to order the Torklift, I was informed that they do not have a system for my particular truck. Their mounts would be preferable as they go to the frame and not the bed/bumper.

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I've been using the HappiJac frame mount tie down anchor points for eight years on my '12 GMC Sierra, the rear bumper is as good as new. There is a hidden bracket from the bumper to the frame that holds it in place contrary to popular belief that there is only a couple buttons in the bumper corners. If you look close I have Torklift Fastguns, I am equal opportunity camper customer!

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Thanks Morsno. They do say frame mounted, but they go to the bed wall and floor. Do you take your rig off road at all? That is my main concern, as we love to get into some of the more remote spots. Is that an 850? This is what I am looking to buy...

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According to the Torklift "what fits" selector you need C2220 front and C3215 rear tiedowns.


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TL wanted $300 for my rear tie downs, while being a welder, I had some material laying around.
Only thing I had to buy were 3" sill washers from Home Depot.
About 1 hr of work.
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Posted: 12/01/20 10:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Happijac front does bolt to the frame.

The rear ones that attach to the bumper have a support that attaches to the frame.

My bumper has been tweaked but I really could care less.

The front tie downs do like 90% of the work holding the camper in place and the rear ones just help keep the rear of the camper in place.

Happijac works just fine for me and I go off road every time I go camping.


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BurbMan wrote:

According to the Torklift "what fits" selector you need C2220 front and C3215 rear tiedowns.


Thanks BurbMan. I should have said I have the crew cab short bed WITH the factory hitch. No application according to your link and my research.

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specta wrote:

Happijac front does bolt to the frame.

The rear ones that attach to the bumper have a support that attaches to the frame.

My bumper has been tweaked but I really could care less.

The front tie downs do like 90% of the work holding the camper in place and the rear ones just help keep the rear of the camper in place.

Happijac works just fine for me and I go off road every time I go camping.


The holes I drilled were into the front bed wall and the bed floor. I did not drill into the frame. I have seen others confused about this. Are we talking definition of "frame" here? If so I am of the opinion that the bed is the bed and the frame rails make up the frame. That is great to know about the offroading you do. I wonder if while off roading, loosening the rear mounts would lessen the tweakage if you are just creeping slow. Never any faster than that off road anyway.

Thanks Specta!

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