If you are just getting started in the world of camping, you’ll be faced to make some decisions on how you want to go about hauling your new investment. Things you should consider are safety, stability and convenience so you can thoroughly enjoy the slide on camper lifestyle.
To hold down your slide on, the type of tie down and turnbuckle you choose is important. If you are still considering what type of tie down hold down straps to use, we highly suggest frame-mounted tie down hold down straps to prevent damage to your truck while hauling. If you’ve selected a tie down system, what’s the next step in determining what you need to haul a slide on camper?
Turnbuckles are critical in connecting your truck and slide on camper to its tie down system. When it comes to turnbuckles, you might be wondering what design will work best for your application. The Torklift International FastGun turnbuckle is the best turnbuckle available.
Here’s 11 Reasons why:
1) Installs in just four minutes
As the fastest turnbuckle application available, you will not find a more convenient turnbuckle on the market in the world. Other applications may require tools and adjustment, forcing you to spend up to 30 minutes to secure your flat tray camper. Once assembled, adjustment of the FastGun turnbuckles only takes four minutes.
Take a look at how to install a slide on camper turnbuckle in this quick video:
2) Quick-disconnect handle for ease of use
The disconnect feature of the Torklift International FastGun makes adjustment extraordinarily quick and easy. After inserting the hook bolt of the turnbuckle into the anchor point, the lever action handle allows for you to simply snap down to secure your turnbuckle to your slide on camper and make sure it is properly tensioned.
3) 100% tool free
Go ahead and toss those pliers and spanners aside. This slide on turnbuckle is completely hassle-free and does not require any tools to make minor adjustments. Simply twist the turnbuckle to adjust its length.
4) Set it and forget it
Once your FastGun turnbuckle is adjusted to the proper length, the turnbuckles remain set at the length you’ve chosen, requiring little to no further adjustment. The FastGun also comes with stickers for you to mark their proper location. Mark whether they are driver or passenger side, front or back position to allow for easy re-installation.
FastGun turnbuckle label indicates position on your vehicle
5) Made in America for Australians from quality materials
The body of the turnbuckle is made from 100% stainless steel. The lever-action handle is made from aircraft grade aluminium. Due to the durability of these materials, each FastGun turnbuckle boasts a pull down rating of 1134 kg. With four of these turnbuckles securing your camper, you can be confident your camper is stable while on the road.
6) Multiple applications
Although we recommend a frame-mounted hold down system to secure a slide on, the FastGun turnbuckles can be used with both frame-mounted and bed-mounted tie down systems. Torklift does not make a bed-mounted tie down system but other brands do.
Long Range FastGuns are made for frame-mounted tie downs with a reach of 63.5 cm – 109.2 cm. These are also used for rear bumper mounted tie downs. The Short Range or “.45” style is designed for bed-mounted tie downs with a reach of 36.8 cm – 54.6 cm.
Short Range FastGun turnbuckle
In order to prevent damage to the anchor points on your slide on, the FastGun turnbuckles are spring-loaded to allow some give when your truck encounters uneven road conditions. Torklift strongly recommends using spring-loaded turnbuckles on all four points of the camper because the spring design acts as a shock absorber for those rough Australian roads. This protects the tie down system and camper anchor points from damage.
8) Guarantee proper tension
The FastGun turnbuckle features patented spring tension indicators to ensure proper installation and tension to hold down the camper.
It is very important to apply the correct amount of tension when tightening your FastGun turnbuckles. With the spring tension indicator, be confident the tension is correct every time. Torklift are the only turnbuckles with patented O-ring tension indicators.
9) Locking capability
Lock your FastGun turnbuckles with Torklift FastGun Locks. A set of four locks is needed to secure your FastGuns and prevent potential theft. This locking feature allows you to protect your investment and enjoy a worry-free experience on the road. With a snap lock design, the locks are keyed alike for convenience. Protective weather caps prevent weather damage and road grime.
10) Personalize with a variety of finishes
With the potential to match your slide on with your turnbuckles or pick your favorite colour, Torklift provides a variety of choices. The FastGun turnbuckles come in several finishes including Polished, Hammertone Black, Hammertone Gray, Hammertone Bright White and all are made of stainless steel. The turnbuckles are precision made and high impact powder-coated.
11) The Torklift brand promise
Torklift is the single manufacturer of this unique style turnbuckle. What makes the Torklift brand important? It means that we stand by our Legendary Lifetime Warranty that will cover your FastGun turnbuckles. Also, when you use the FastGun turnbuckles with Torklift frame-mounted tie downs, the lifetime warranty extends to the truck frame and camper anchor points for the extent of its manufacturer warranty. Give us a call at 1800-621-963 for more details.
1901 Fryar Ave Sumner, WA 98390
Freecall (Australia): 1800 621 963
Richard Mutschall - 0437 779 252