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Longshore

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Posted: 12/01/20 11:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kayteg1 wrote:

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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That's a clean install Kayteg. Gets the job done too...

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Kayteg1 wrote:

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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I did exactly the same thing on my 2500HD, but the inserts were round not square? Different tow hitch anchor, maybe. Mine's stock, and just slide right in, with a drilled anchor pin. Works great.


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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?

Thanks Specta!


Yes, the bolt that goes thru the L-bracket in the bed goes thru the "frame".

I've never loosened the rear tie-downs when I go off road. Camper has always stayed put.


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BurbMan you were indeed right. My dealer went to the same site and there it was PN3215*
The (*) denotes that I have to go through a dealer to even look at this part. I will try to source this through my local rv guy.
Wonder why Torklift won't sell this direct...makes no sense they sell front and rear units for every other truck.

So...sorry for my confusion...

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Torklift 3215 from Amazon


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Longshore wrote:

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...


The front brackets are bolted to the front of the box and through the bed floor and frame with long bolts. They are NOT just into the sheet metal box. I lived in Alaska the past 8 years and went all over the state boondock camping. I've been thru ditches and gravel pits just about every trip with my WC850 short bed. I just made the trip down the Alcan highway to Idaho where we live now and they still look like new whereas Torklift brackets would be rusted completely. Don't get me wrong, I love Torklift products, but the frame brackets do not provide good holding angles like Happijacs do and they rust up from all the road rash under the truck body.

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Lol thanks for that link! Those are cheaper than the ones I could get from my RV shop. He did say that I would not be able to get these unless through dealer or repair shop. And when I looked a couple of weeks ago nothing came up on Amazon. Etrailer flat out lied to me when they said "Torklift does not make anything for the rear of your truck". When I pressed her she said that's what it shows and I would have to go with happijac.

One would think that accurate info would be dispensed from these suppliers.

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Etrailer flat out lied to me


Or maybe they were just misinformed.

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Longshore wrote:


Etrailer flat out lied to me


Or maybe they were just misinformed.


I called three different times and spoke to three different people. Unlikely that all three were misinformed.

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Longshore wrote:

specta wrote:

Longshore wrote:


Etrailer flat out lied to me


Or maybe they were just misinformed.


I called three different times and spoke to three different people. Unlikely that all three were misinformed.


probably pushing the brands that they make the most commision off of, I bought mine from amazone and saved about 300 over what the place out here told me they couldnt get untill I insisted that I would get nothing if I couldnt get torque lift. surprisingly 5 min later they told me they could get them now.

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