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Brophy Angled Hold Downs for Truck Bed Campers Review

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Review of the Brophy Angled Hold Downs for Truck Bed Campers


Today we're going to be taking a look at the Brophy Angled Hold-Downs for truck bed campers, part number HSAB. These heavy-duty hold-downs provide anchor points for securing your camper to your truck bed. The angle design allows for more clearance between your hold-downs and your truck bed fender. The extra-wide clamp provides exceptional holding strength for your truck bed side rails. They simply mount in each of your truck bed. It's an easy clamp-on installation with no drilling required.

They're made out of a solid, welded steel construction with a nice black powder coat finish so they're going to be durable and resist rust and corrosion. The installation of the hold-downs requires a minimum of 2 inches of clearance between the inside of the truck side walls and the inner lip of the side wall. It's going to fit in most full-size domestic pickup trucks. Now that we've gone over the features I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. I've already got three installed on the truck bed. Let's go ahead and do the fourth one.

I'll go ahead and hop into the bed and we'll set our angle in place. Now for these rear two angle hold-downs, it doesn't really matter where you position them, you just need to position them in such a way that you're turn buckle tie down is angled towards the center of the bed. Now for the front two, they need to position all the way forward as far as they can go, that way our turn buckle is angled towards the center of the bed as well. We're going to position ours so it's even with the other one, right around there. Then we'll grab our hardware. Now our kit comes with some neoprene pads.

As you can see our truck here as a spray in 00:01:37 bed liner, so we don't have to use them. But if you needed to use them, you would install them like so. You would put one here and then one here. First we'll grab our t-bolt and you can also put a neoprene pad on here if you choose because it's going to be making contact with the inside of our bed here. Let's go ahead and get that started. We're going to put it on the inside and thread it through.

Now when we put our t-bolt on, we want to make sure that our angle hold-down is sitting flat and up against our truck bed side rail here. That's how we adjust it. We need to make sure that it makes contact with the inside of our bed and that it sits flat. Then we can take our triangular-shaped plate and it's going to sit on the inside of our hold-down like so. We'll take our hardware, put it through the front, and do the same for this side. Now the wrench size is just 9/16. We'll get them hand-tightened and then we can tighten them the rest of the way down. Once you get it tight, it should stiffen up for you. Now after you get them tightened up, if need be you can re-adjust your t-bolt. You can put your jam nut on the end and tighten it down. Now the only thing left to do is to bring out our camper and tie it down and we're all set. That's going to complete our look at the Brophy Angled Hold-Downs for truck bed campers, part number HSAB.


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