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Old 08-18-2014, 01:24 AM   #1
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Truck camper tork lift tie down problem!

Hi All!
We made it to Alaska and are currently in Fairbanks. We noticed that our tie downs were very loose after several hours on the Alaska highway. We hit a huge invisible dip/frost heave that sent us bouncing down the road for a few hundred feet. Now we have noticed the attachment area for the tie down on the camper rear is bent on the drivers side. We've got two more weeks of driving all over Alaska and I'm really concerned. The other three tie downs are fine. Any words of wisdom and reassurance that we'll make it without losing our camper and how to fix this problem once we are home would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-18-2014, 09:32 AM   #2
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You might be over tightening you tie downs, should be no tighter than an 8 year olds twist.

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Old 08-19-2014, 06:27 AM   #3
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Call Tork Lift

I suggest you call tork lift, they are really good at customer service. Plus all of their stuff carries a life time warranty. Don't be surprised if the overnight you a replacement part to you.
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Old 08-20-2014, 04:36 PM   #4
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I had a similar problem after going over a speed bump. The camper pulled up the tork lift extension where the Fast Guns attach to the bumper. I just re-adjusted the Fast Guns. All OK.

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