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> Best Tie Downs for 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SRW Diesel

tinpusher
post Jun 16 2009, 02:42 PM
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Type and Brand of Truck(s) Owned: 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel SRW
Type of Tiedowns used: Tork Lift
Truck and Camper Setup: 2006 Dodge Ram Diesel SRW



I purchased a 2006 Dodge Ram Diesel SRW with the intentions of also buying a camper. I will read the forums for a while before asking about a camper but I would like to get some tie downs installed right away so I am prepared when the right camper becomes available. I do a fair amount of logging road travel with a little 4x4 off road driving. What are the options for tie downs? Is there one system/brand that is considered the best?

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Doug
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LindaH
post Jun 18 2009, 01:16 PM
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Favorite Truck Camper(s): Eagle Cap
Type and Brand of Truck(s) Owned: 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually (Cummins engine)
Type of Tiedowns used: Torklift w/Fastguns
Truck and Camper Setup: Eagle Cap 950, 2 100-watt solar panels, 2 6-volt AGM batteries, 1000-watt pure sine wave inverter, Motosat Executive satellite TV dish, Torklift 5-step Glow Steps.



We have Tork Lift tie downs and Fastgun turnbuckles that we like a lot and would recommend to anyone.
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tinpusher
post Jun 19 2009, 11:05 AM
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Type and Brand of Truck(s) Owned: 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel SRW
Type of Tiedowns used: Tork Lift
Truck and Camper Setup: 2006 Dodge Ram Diesel SRW



I have heard good things about Torklift but they are sure pricey. Thanks
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LindaH
post Jun 21 2009, 11:29 AM
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Favorite Truck Camper(s): Eagle Cap
Type and Brand of Truck(s) Owned: 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually (Cummins engine)
Type of Tiedowns used: Torklift w/Fastguns
Truck and Camper Setup: Eagle Cap 950, 2 100-watt solar panels, 2 6-volt AGM batteries, 1000-watt pure sine wave inverter, Motosat Executive satellite TV dish, Torklift 5-step Glow Steps.



I suppose "best" is subjective. However, IMO, the Torklift has to be among the best, if not the best, tiedowns. Sounds like you're really looking for "cheapest."
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post Jun 21 2009, 11:41 AM
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Type and Brand of Truck(s) Owned: 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel SRW
Type of Tiedowns used: Tork Lift
Truck and Camper Setup: 2006 Dodge Ram Diesel SRW



QUOTE(LindaH @ Jun 21 2009, 09:29 AM)
Sounds like you're really looking for "cheapest."
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Because I pointed out that Torklift's were pricey does not mean I was looking for the cheapest tiedowns. Torklifts are at least twice as much as the other brands but I have ordered them anyways because I want quality. I am also getting the springs as I have read they are worth the extra $200. Thanks for your help Linda.
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post Aug 21 2009, 11:15 PM
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Type and Brand of Truck(s) Owned: 07 Ram 3500 4wd srw quad cab 8 ft bed 5.9 cummins
Type of Tiedowns used: Torqlift with fastguns
Truck and Camper Setup: Ram 3500 4wd, torqlift with fastguns.



I have a 07 Ram 3500 SRW, 4WD. We bought a Lance 9SC and drove off without any other suspension mods. We went with the Torqlift with fastguns and feel good about the system. We'll be on Ocracoke Island NC for Labor day weekend and Portsmouth Island NC for a week in Oct.
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post Dec 9 2009, 12:48 AM
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Type and Brand of Truck(s) Owned: 2004 Dodge 2500 Quadcab 4wd longbed, 1989 Cascade 8.5 camper
Type of Tiedowns used: Torklift with happyjac turnbuckles
Truck and Camper Setup: Firestone airbags, Rancho 9000XL rear shocks, harbor freight cargo rack back porch,



QUOTE(tinpusher @ Jun 16 2009, 12:42 PM)
I purchased a 2006 Dodge Ram Diesel SRW with the intentions of also buying a camper. I will read the forums for a while before asking about a camper but I would like to get some tie downs installed right away so I am prepared when the right camper becomes available. I do a fair amount of logging road travel with a little 4x4 off road driving. What are the options for tie downs? Is there one system/brand that is considered the best?

Thanks
Doug
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TorkLift's here as well. There website has some impressive pictures of a truck that went down a mountainside with the camper on. The tiedowns held even during a rollover. Camper didn't look good, but was in one piece. I have seen photos of damage to truck beds when happyjac systems allowed camper to move.
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