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TorkLift Front Frame-Mounted Camper Tie-Downs Installation - 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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How to Install the TorkLift Front Frame-Mounted Camper Tie-Downs on a 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty


Cheney: Hey everyone. Cheney with etrailer.com. Today I have a 2020 Ford F-250 super duty, and I want to walk through how to install the TorkLift front mount camper tie-downs. These are going to be designed to secure your in-bed camper down to your vehicle. When we compare them to some of the other ones out there, the only other set available for the 2020 F-250 is going to be Brophy stake bed pocket tie-downs. Now in my opinion, if I was going to choose between these two, I would go with these because these Mount directly to the frame rail itself, where the Brophy's actually slide down on your stake bed pockets, and they have a clamp that clamps onto the side.

The thing with that is with a camper in there, that's that heavy, you're putting that much torque on something that is in that stake bed pocket. The beds aren't made like they used to be, the metal is not as thick and it's not as durable.So when you're putting that much torque on there, eventually that bed is going to start to bend, or it's going to create a little spot in there and it's not going to be as secure as you want it to be. That's why I'm going to suggest these. Again, these are going to mount directly to the frame rail. So when you're tying your in-bed camper down, you know it's going to be secured.

Steel construction, black powder coat finish, really going to hold up well against rust and corrosion. And the nice thing about it is when you're not towing your camper, you can simply pull this off and it's virtually unnoticeable. So it maintains a really nice clean look on the vehicle. Again, when you're not towing your camper, you don't have your camper tied down in the back. Keep in mind, these are only the front set.You need some for the back, you can find them here at etrailer.com.

Each one of our arms is going to have two different adjustment points. This will allow it to stick out a little bit farther and you can move it in a little bit closer. And it's going to come with the pin and clip to secure it in place. Another thing to keep in mind, is these are only the tie-down brackets. It is not going to come with the tie down straps from the camper to the bracket.

So let's put this in a scenario, say we're going down the highway. If I was driving next to a truck, an F-250 like this, probably going to be able to haul a pretty big size in-bed camper. And I saw that they we're tied down to stake pockets, I would be a little uneasy about driving next to them, especially if you're in a high wind situation. With these being attached to the frame rail, I'd feel much safer.And I bet you will too, knowing that these are attached to your frame rail, not to the side of your bed. As far as the installation, it's pretty simple, straightforward. Really does not take a lot of time at all to get them installed. Going to come with all the hardware. There's not going to require any drilling or welding. Now that we've gone over some of the features, let's walk you through how to get them installed.To start our installation we need to locate the holes we're going to be using. We're going to be using this lower one. This one, this one, and this one. That's where your bed support right here is. Going to take your pull wire. We're going to go from here, down to here with the spring side, you're going to take a two-inch bolt. You're going to put on a star washer and then a spacer block. We're going to thread it on to the pull wire. Put your space block up first, star washer and then your bolt. Get this through the hole. These longer wires can be a pain in the butt to deal with. We want it to come out like that. We're going to take another pull wire. This time we're going to use a two and a half with a star washer and a spacer block. We're going to go through this hole and come out here. Do the same thing, thread it on. We're going to pull it through like that. We're going to take our second two and a half inch bolt. We're going to put on our star washer and spacer block.We're going to go ahead and thread on the spring end of the bolt or the spring end of the pull wire. We're going to go up this hole and we want it to come back out of it. We'll feed these up in here and pull it up just like that. And we're going to take the pull wire coming out of this rear hole. It's going to go in our bracket here. Keep in mind we're on the passenger side. This long bracket is going to be behind this bed support. For this one in this one, we're going to have a two inch by two inch spacer block. We're going to slide it on our pull wire first. We're going to take our pull wire, slide it into this hole like that. We're going to do the same thing. Take this, slide it up in place. Like that.Now on your driver's side, you're going to have your emergency brake cable. This bracket needs to go over the top of it. Make sure you're not going under it. I'm going to pull off my pull wires one at a time. Try not to damage these so that you can use them for the other side of the vehicle. Now we'll put on a flat washer, a lock washer, and then a nut. We're going to do the same thing with these. One thing I do want to mention is with the ones going into the side of your frame rail, make sure that when you take that pull wire off, you're holding the bolt so it doesn't fall back down in the frame. Also, what might make it easier is if you have a magnet. Just in case that does fall down in there, you can take a magnet and pull these bolts back out of here and just start over again. Same thing, flat washer, lock washer, and nut. If you hold down the bolt, keep it from going into the frame rail till you get the nuts started on.For our very top hole, you're going to bring a two inch bolt, star washer, spacer block. We're going to go through and put on a flat washer, and a lock washer. You may have to push this bolt back just a little bit. We're coming in right. This bracket right here, right on the backside is where the hole is.Once you get all your hardware in place, you have everything tightened down, three quarter inch socket. We're going to torque everything to the specifications in the instructions. Once you get everything torqued down, you're ready to go. You're going to repeat the process for the other side of the vehicle. That'll do it for a look at and installation on the TorkLift custom fit camper tie-downs for the front on a 2020 Ford F-250 super duty.


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