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Brett Sayles, Tahoe City, California
Centered Camper Solution
2015 Chevrolet 3500
2021 Arctic Fox 865
No matter what I did, I always had trouble keeping my camper from moving toward the passenger’s side of my truck bed. I needed something to keep my camper centered.
I liked the centering option of the Happijac tie-down system, but prefer the Torklift system for strength. With the Happijac concept in mind, I used a Rivnut tool to attach a piece of Unistrut to the top of the bed rail.
I purchased the Happijac centering kit and attached it to the Unistrut with their spring nuts. The spring nuts made it easy to attach with lots of adjustability. Once I found the center, I simply tightened the screws.
It works perfectly and makes loading my camper easy. My camper stays centered at all times with no movement. It’s also adjustable if I change campers.
For this mod, I used a 10-foot stick of 14-gauge Unistrut, a pack of spring nuts, the Happijac centering kit, and four rivets. The materials were bought off the shelf at Home Depot and the only tool I needed was a rivet gun.
It took me took 30 minutes to complete this modification and cost me $100. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is medium.
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