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Old 07-21-2008, 01:50 PM   #1
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HELP!! Just bought a 2000 Alpenlite camper, and it is on a 2008 Dually Dodge truck. Problem is that the tie-down chains are sitting right on my fenders!!! Have a tork-lift mount, even put a shim in it... but the problem is at the top by the eye bolt on the camper. Ideas anyone? Been told we likely cant move the eyebolts on the camper frame. Drat this is frustrating. Dont want a new truck to be damaged.

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Old 04-20-2009, 03:41 PM   #2
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Just saw this post -

I had a similar problem with my '07 Silverado dually and Arctic Fox camper, because the eyebolt on the left rear is mounted farther forward than the one on the right. I just set the camper back 3.5" (width of a 2x4 which I use as a spacer) and wrap the eye with duct tape. I've gone about 30,000 miles with this setup (including to Alaska) with no problem.

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Old 04-21-2009, 04:04 AM   #3
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I had almost the same problem with my '03 Lance and '03 Dodge dually. The Happijac rear tiedowns were close to the dually fineders, but not touching. Lance uses a steel bracket that's bolted to the camper frame and has a single hole in it for the tiedown. They have a longer replacement rear bracket with three holes in it for this problem. I connect the rear tiedown to the rear hole in the bracket which gives plenty of clearance. No problem for over 30K miles.

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Old 05-17-2009, 12:11 PM   #4
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The rear brackets on our Eagle Cap camper were turned the opposite way from the front ones. Wouldn't have been a problem with a single rear-wheel truck, but the Fast Guns rubbed against the dually fender. We took the camper back to the factory and had the brackets reinstalled so that the holes were to the outside (they had to take the slide out in order to change the one on that side). Now we have no problems with the Fast Guns rubbing.
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