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Old 10-20-2020, 01:48 PM   #1
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Fast Guns by Torklift seem to be what most people want, including me from what Iíve read. However, they are quite expensive.
Is there an alternative?
Whoís their competition?
Is anything other than a Torklift fast gun worth it?
Do you have any experience with or without or better yet using fast guns and something else to compare?

The application is a RAM 3500 dually diesel and an Arctic Fox 865. We have Torklift talon tie downs.
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Is there an alternative?
Is anything other than a Torklift fast gun worth it?

The application is a RAM 3500 dually diesel and an Arctic Fox 865. We have Torklift talon tie downs.
With beautiful equipment like your's why would you want to use anything except fastguns?

They are worth their price and will save your camper if you ever hit a steep dip in the road.
Also... When you buy the fastguns be sure to buy the locks too (and lock them). Fastguns get stolen if not locked.

Fastguns & Talons in use. . .

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The camper we have now came with FastGuns, which is my first experience with them. They are as the name indicates, fast. IMHO, any tie downs that are spring loaded as the FastGuns are, such as Happijacs, would be just as good while possibly not quite as fast. We used a version of Happijacs on the Caribou we had for 23 years and 200k miles without any problems. At that time Fastguns were not around or we may have opted for them.

I recently bought a set of used Happijacs to carry while we were looking for a camper in case the camper we bought didn't come with tie downs. I paid $50.00 for them.

I certainly agree with Jake though and would never use anything other than spring loaded tie downs, such as hardware store turnbuckles. A bit of give is necessary to compensate for the truck bed "twisting" on uneven ground as well as the dip Jake mentions. I always tightened the front tie downs until there was a slight pressure on the spring and left the rear tie downs a bit loose. Perhaps that was overcompensating for bed twist, but it worked for me.

IMHO, it depends on how much you want to spend, and how big of a hurry you are in when loading up, but spring loaded of some sort is the way to go.

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Agree with both these guys. You want something good that works right when you want to use it you gotta pay the piper.

Torque lift also has a lifetime warranty. Any issues they take care of you.

Like jake says, unless you want to replace them, get the locks, and use them.
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Thank you all very much.
Fast Guns it is.
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donít think you will be disappointed short or long term.
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Agree with both these guys. You want something good that works right when you want to use it you gotta pay the piper.

Torque lift also has a lifetime warranty. Any issues they take care of you.

Like jake says, unless you want to replace them, get the locks, and use them.
My stainless fast guns came with my camper and I can't imagine that there is a better product. One of my threaded rods was bent and the company sent a replacement even though I was not the original purchaser. I know they are expensive and I purchased the locks. If you take your rig off the truck on a regular basis - you want the fast guns. If you don't dismount when you are on the road, there may be cheaper alternatives.
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