Torklift Front Frame Mount camper tie downs N2409 fits Nissan Frontier®:
05-12 King & Crew Cab Pickup Truck 6' Box
13-16 King Cab Only 6' Box
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There are clamp-to-the-truck-bed tie downs, stake-pocket tie downs and bolt-to-the-bed tie downs, all of which can damage newer truck beds due to the thin sheet metal being used by today's truck manufacturers. Some systems use the truck's rear bumper as a tie-down point, which on newer trucks can cause the bumpers to twist up on the ends, damaging the bumper and allowing the camper to shift. Most truck camper owners and dealers have become aware of this, usually only after the damage occurs.
Common sense would consider attaching a heavy load (sometimes as heavy as a travel trailer) to the frame of the truck and not the thin sheet metal truck box. It's a lot like attaching your truck's trailer hitch to tow your 2,000 to 4,000 lb. boat to your sheet metal truck bed as opposed to the truck's frame.
This brings us to the next tie down system, Frame Mounted. Here, the truck camper is attached directly to the truck's frame. There are many styles and configurations of frame mount tie downs, as well, most of which are universal in nature, designed to work on many different truck makes and models. Because of their universal design, in most, if not all, cases, there will be concessions made as far as ground clearance loss, unsightly appearance, and even non-effective tie down operation from having to locate the tie down in only limited locations on the truck frame, allowing excessive movement of the camper when in transport.
Often, due to varying truck models and designs, the universal frame tie down has less holding ability than required and can flex quite a bit, even to the point of contacting and damaging the truck body. Universal frame mount tie downs will either clamp on (with J bolts) or require drilling of the vehicle frame. It is important when tying down any camper to have a good angle of pull on the camper.
In other words, if the chain between the camper and tie down is plumb (vertical) or close to plumb, the camper is going to move. There should be a minimum 7" offset (more is preferable) between the camper anchor and the tie down to increase this angle and hold the camper from shifting. Remember, just because it says frame mounted doesn't mean it's going to do the job better. Frame mounted is only better if it is installed correctly with correct offset angle on each tie down point, and is engineered to be strong enough to handle the load in your specific application.
Thus, the advent of the TORK LIFT specific-fit, receiver style, frame-mounted, spring-loaded, camper tie down system. The Tork Lift system is unique in its design and is patented. Four independent tie down points (with no "belly" or "cross bar") working much like your receiver type trailer hitch as the inserts are removable, allowing the system to be virtually undetectable when not in use. They are designed for each make and model to fit tight to the frame so as not to compromise ground clearance.
Tork Lift tie downs are not universal "one size fits all", and therefore all the problems with correct fit for each particular application have been eliminated. They are available in an adjustable kit to help clear after market truck box running boards and a standard non-adjustable kit. Each kit comes with detailed simple installation instructions with photos, making installation a snap, and is designed for both the do-it-yourselfer and the professional.
This system does not clamp, but bolts to the frame, using existing factory holes in most applications. It is reliant fully on the truck's heavy duty frame and not the sheet metal truck box or bumper. Each tie down kit is engineered to maximize the angle of pull at each tie down point. Minimizing camper movement, increasing stability and has an optional spring* to cushion the stress between the truck frame and camper anchor, critical on wood frame campers and all campers when enduring the rigors of off-road use.
Tork Lift camper tie downs have eliminated the stress and liability for both the user and the installer in providing a camper tie down system second to none. It is the safest, strongest, most reliable camper tie down system available. Proudly carrying a lifetime guarantee, from a family-owned company celebrating 27 years in the RV industry.
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