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What Camper Tie-Downs, Hitch Extender, Turnbuckles, and Rear Air Bags do I Need on My 2022 Ford F250

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Hello! Id like to purchase a package of equipment from your company. I have a 2022 F250 6.5 bed with Lariat Tremor Package. I just got a 2022 Cirrus 820 3,000lbs as well. I need a whole package essentially. This is what I had in mind: Front and Rear Tie Downs stock hitch currently Hitch Extender 6,000lb tow weight Automatic rear airbag kit Turnbuckles Please let me know what you think, thanks!

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As far as available tie-downs for your 2022 Ford F-250 with a 6-1/2 foot bed and a factory hitch, we have everything you need! For the tie-downs, I recommend the TorkLift Custom Frame-Mounted Camper Tie-Downs - Front # TLF2022 and the TorkLift Custom Frame-Mounted Camper Tie-Downs - Rear # TLF3008. These kits come with all hardware included and are made 100% in the U.S.A. It is important to note that these kits will not work if you have under-bed factory flip-out steps. If you have these steps, your only option is the Brophy Clamp On Camper Tie-Downs - Bed Mount # HSWB.

For the turnbuckles, if you go with the TorkLift tie-downs, I recommend the TorkLift Locking FastGun Turnbuckles for Bed-Mounted and Frame-Mounted Tie-Downs - Gray - Qty 4 # TLS9520-22-LK. The great thing about these turnbuckles is that they come with keyed-alike locks for theft-deterrence. If you decide on the Brophy Clamp On tie-downs, you need the # TDHP.

For the hitch extender, since you have a factory hitch with your camper, I recommend the Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 18" Long - 6-1/2" x 17" Platform # ST18. This extender comes with a 7,000 pound capacity when used with a weight distribution system. All other extenders we carry are specially made for either 2-1/2 inch hitches or for SuperHitch trailer hitch receiver models.

As far as rear airbags, I recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs # F36ZR (if you have a 4-wheel drive model). The Firestone Red Label provides 7,500 pounds of load-leveling capacity with the customization of air bags. I recommend you measure from top of rear axle to top of jounce bumper stop to make sure that it equals 40, 70 or 80mm in order to install the Red Labels. This kit is compatible with Tremor models.

If you have 2-wheel drive, I recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs - Double Convoluted # F2600. This system provides 5,000 pounds of maximum load-leveling capacity and comes with the same ability to inflate to your desired firmness. It is important to measure the distance from the outside of the frame to the inside of the tire. In order to install, you need 7-1/2" of distance.

For both sets of air bags, I recommend an air compressor like the Firestone Air Command II - Analog Gauge w/ Heavy Duty Compressor # F2219. Since this is a dual-path compressor, you will be able to inflate the air bags independently from each other for even greater customization. The Air Command II will allow you to inflate the air bags on both the Red Label and the regular Ride Rites to the maximum psi.

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