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How Tight to Make # HSSF Turnbuckles for 1997 F-250 Carrying 9-Foot 2500-lb Slide in Truck Camper

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i have mounted you brohpy tie downs to 97 f250 and a 9camper 2500 lbs, how tight should the turnbuckles be? more bed movement than i thought, maybe to heavy? thanks

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The Brophy Camper Tie Downs # HSSF that you referenced do not carry a specific weight or torque capacity since this really is a consideration for the truck that is hosting the slide-in camper. The turnbuckle hardware included in this kit should be hand-tightened as much as you need to, but no tools should need to be used.

My contact at Brophy pointed out that, as noted in the instructions that I have linked for you, the front holdowns should be positioned as far forward as possible on the rail of pickup body— making sure they are forward of the front camper eyebolts. Place the back two holdowns on the rail of pickup slightly forward of or directly below eyebolts.

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