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Brophy Camper Hold Downs Review

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Review of the Brophy Camper Hold Downs


Today we'll be reviewing and showing you how the Brophy sliding camper hold downs, part number HSSF, will fit on most trucks. These hold downs will fit on any truck that has a downward lip on the underside of the bed rail. But keep in mind, if you have a bed liner, you may need to cut it out to fit properly. We'll begin our installation by first threading on the 7/16 hex nut onto our T bar. We'll then thread the T bar into the threaded hole on the tie down plate. We'll then take the included neoprene pads, which we'll place on the underside of the tie down plate as well as the back of the T bar.

We'll then place the tie down plate onto the bed rail as far forward as possible, making sure that there is still a lip on the underside of the bed rail. Next, we'll need to make sure that the 90-degree angle on the tie down plate is flush with the 90-degree angle on the bed rail. To do this, we'll loosen up the T bar until the bracket can rest flush on the bed rail. We'll then turn the hex nut tightly up against the backside of the black plate. We'll then tighten it down with a wrench.

We'll now take the other clamping plate and put it on the backside of the tie down plate underneath the bed rail. We'll need to make sure that the two holes on the clamping plate and the two holes on the tie down plate match up. You'll also notice the angled edge on the clamping plate will need to be up against the horizontal drop down of the bed rail. We'll place this up under the bed rail, thread in the bolts, and thread in our nuts on the other side. We'll then use a wrench to further secure them and tighten them down.

You can connect your camper with the tie down hardware package, part number TDHP, by simply taking the S hook, which the small part of the S hook should be into the chain. We'll then take the other end of the chain and set it onto the hook of the turn buckle. We'll then take the larger opening of the S hook and insert it into the hole of the tie down plate. As you can see, there are two adjusting hooks which will either loosen or tighten your load against your camper, giving you supreme hold. These hold downs are made of a 3/8" x 3" steel, and coated with a black powder coated finish to hold up against the elements.

They are highly adjustable and have more leverage than stake pocket hold downs because of the longer mounting brackets that secure to the base of the truck bed, as opposed to the inside of the stake pocket. The kit comes with four hold downs, and the hardware and pads you'll need to install them. That will complete today's review of the Brophy sliding camper hold downs, part number HSSF.


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