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RV_Tech
post Aug 22 2017, 04:32 PM
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Favorite Truck Camper(s): Hallmark, Northstar, Outfitter
Type and Brand of Truck(s) Owned: F-350 SRW 6.2 Supercab
Type of Tiedowns used: Happijack front, Torklift rear
Truck and Camper Setup: Hallmark Ute XL No modes to truck Torklift Fast Guns Fast guns had to be cut down to absolute minimum (14 1/2") to use with Happijac front tie down and Hallmark camper.



Is anyone using the 24" wide Brophy steps (http://www.crbrophy.com/stairs.html)? I hate those little goat walk scissors steps that seem to be the standard. The Brophies are way cheaper than TorkLift!

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post Aug 23 2017, 08:02 AM
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Favorite Truck Camper(s): Forest River Palomino SS
Type and Brand of Truck(s) Owned: 1997 Ford F350 4x4 LB SRW CC 7.3 diesel
Type of Tiedowns used: HappyJac standard
Truck and Camper Setup: 1997 Ford F350 4 door 4x4 Crew Cab 7.3 Diesel, Lance 915 loaded, 2015 Palomino SS1500 Loaded



I have the TL Revolutions and they are tits. Easy to store and very stable. I think you'll find the Brophy's will get sloppy after a while and stability is all in the attachment. The TL Revolution really shine in that respect. The mount is a full 4" in width and heavy gauge die formed aluminum plate, not the extruded light gauge, narrow attachment the Brophy comes with.

What I really like about the TL Revolution is that ability to 'tighten up' the individual step pivots to maintain the stability of the entire assembly. Nothing is riveted, everything pivots on adjustable stainless fasteners with aircraft locking nuts and hard nylon bushings (that are replaceable and available from TL, a real quality, American built product.

Not cheap by a long shot, but quality never comes cheap.
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post Aug 23 2017, 03:22 PM
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Favorite Truck Camper(s): Hallmark, Northstar, Outfitter
Type and Brand of Truck(s) Owned: F-350 SRW 6.2 Supercab
Type of Tiedowns used: Happijack front, Torklift rear
Truck and Camper Setup: Hallmark Ute XL No modes to truck Torklift Fast Guns Fast guns had to be cut down to absolute minimum (14 1/2") to use with Happijac front tie down and Hallmark camper.



Man, I don't know. The Brophies have a 5 star review from owners on etrailer.

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post Aug 23 2017, 10:02 PM
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Type and Brand of Truck(s) Owned: 1997 Ford F350 4x4 LB SRW CC 7.3 diesel
Type of Tiedowns used: HappyJac standard
Truck and Camper Setup: 1997 Ford F350 4 door 4x4 Crew Cab 7.3 Diesel, Lance 915 loaded, 2015 Palomino SS1500 Loaded



I don't like the way they attach to the camper body myself. I'm adverse to piercing the Filon anymore than it already is. They are much less expensive however.
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post Aug 24 2017, 09:28 AM
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Favorite Truck Camper(s): Hallmark, Northstar, Outfitter
Type and Brand of Truck(s) Owned: F-350 SRW 6.2 Supercab
Type of Tiedowns used: Happijack front, Torklift rear
Truck and Camper Setup: Hallmark Ute XL No modes to truck Torklift Fast Guns Fast guns had to be cut down to absolute minimum (14 1/2") to use with Happijac front tie down and Hallmark camper.



The back of my Hallmark does not require putting anything through the Filon.
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post Aug 24 2017, 11:24 AM
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Type of Tiedowns used: HappyJac standard
Truck and Camper Setup: 1997 Ford F350 4 door 4x4 Crew Cab 7.3 Diesel, Lance 915 loaded, 2015 Palomino SS1500 Loaded



I can send you pictures if you want to see how I set mine up. Having never seen the bakside of a Hallmark, I have no idea.

My e-mail address is sales@flipmeisters.com if you want to message me off site.

Not a big thing with me. It's on my .com site www.flipmeisters.com as well.
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post Sep 11 2017, 12:00 PM
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Type and Brand of Truck(s) Owned: '99 Ford F-250 SuperCab long bed, 7.3L Power Stroke
Type of Tiedowns used: Blackstone Mfg Co Camper Clampers, looking for TorkLift
Truck and Camper Setup: 2003 SunLite 8.5 WTSB, modified roof lift to support roof air



I have a 2003 SunLite Eagle pop-up type camper on my 1999 F250 7.3L powerstroke turbo diesel, long bed truck. I have the Brophy 24" folding steps with the 'grit' inserts for surer footing. My camper had 3 treated 2x4s run longitudinally under the floor (may have been to add additional height for later model trucks tho the guy I bought from had a 2002 F150 that he carried the camper on. I acquired a 4' long 2X4 the with no knots, notched it to accept the ends of the treated 2X4s & the under frame of the camper. I attached it to the treated 2X4s and the under frame using 3 1/2" long by quarter inch diameter lag screws. I attached the step 'rail' with 2" by quarter inch lag screws. I store the steps inside the camper when 'on the road' since it doesn't have a retaining feature. I'm very pleased with the 24" Brophy steps tho I'd like the adjustment features of Sidecar Flip's Torklift steps. I also ordreed along with the steps an aluminum rail that fastens to the side of the steps at the bottom, & to the camper near the door. Don't have a pic of it installed but it is great to help older folks climb the steps into the camper. I expect that one of the 'swing away' rails permanently mounted to the camper might work as well?? I ordered the 4 step unit because that's the height I measured. It's a little high & I have to dig a trench for the bottom rail in order to level the steps. I probably could have done just as well with a 3-stepunit & leveled with some kind of support under the bottom rail.

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