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Being able to power your RV while traveling is an essential. If your shore cord is damaged or stolen, you have options as far as what kind of replacement cord you can purchase. There are two different styles and depending on your RV it may require a small or larger amount of amps to power it.

Amp ratings

There are two different amp rating shore cords available.

• Option one: 30-amp cord that can provide power for a smaller to average sized RV.
• Option two: 50-amp cord that is able to provide power for an average to larger sized RV.

 Different styles

There are two different styles that are available for replacement cords as well.

• Option one: A detachable cord that is plugged into both the RV and outlet allows you to easily detach and secure the cord. This type of shore cord can easily be replaced.

Yellow power cord

• Option two: Cord that can be wired directly to the Junction box (the RVs power wiring box) in the RV. In older RVs the cord has to be bunched into a small compartment while in newer RVs there is now a retractable cord roller for easy secure.

Black power cord

Each amp rating can be found in two styles, so it comes down to what is going to meet your needs. Now that you have determined what replacement cord you are going to buy, how are you going to protect it?

The Fortress PowerLock
Torklift has designed a shore power cord cover that will protect the RV power cord from being cut or stolen. It is the only lock available for shore power cords in the industry. Crafted out of aircraft grade aluminum, the locking shore power hatch is available in a white or black high impact powder coating. The Fortress PowerLock is easy to install and has a lock with a set of keys included. This product, like many other Torklift products, comes with a Legendary Lifetime Warranty.

1. Fortress PowerLock is the only lock available for shore power cords

For any questions or to find out more information about the Fortress PowerLock you can contact us at 800.246.8132 or visit our website Torklift.com

 


 

shyannWritten by Shyann Guerra:
Being in an environment in which I can problem solve is where I flourish. Every answer to a problem leads me to a new concept to understand or a lesson to learn. Whem I'm not solving problems I enjoy camping and going to festivals with my family - from the local city center festivals to the mountains of Wenatchee at the Winter Grass, blue grass music festival. Experiencing culture is where my heart is content. 

 

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With a wide variety of generators to choose from where do you start? Some good questions to start with are what kind of power are you looking for? How portable is it? How much does it cost? Let's start off by sharing two popular generators and some of their features along with a customer’s review.

Honda EU2000i -  $1,015.95
Honda generator

• This generator weighs in at 47 pounds and is super light
• With a lower weight its easy to transport and handle 
• Very fuel efficient (up to 9.6 hours on 1 gallon of gas) 

Here is what Jason had to say about the HondaEU2000i on amazon.com.

 Amazon Review 1

Yamaha EF2400ishc - $1,335.00
Yamaha generator

• This generator weighs in at 75 pounds
• Provides clean power with the ability to adjust the engine speed to precisely match the load
• Longest emission durability ratings by the Environmental Protection Agency

Check out what John had to say about the Yamaha EF2400ishc on amazon.com.

 Amazon Review 2

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Where should I put my generator?
So now that you’ve decided on what generator you're going to use, now you have to decide on where to put it. For many, our first thought is to put it in the back of the truck, seems like a convenient place. That is until you think about all of the heavy lifting between the truck bed to the camper. Another place you might consider is the floor of the camper or the back seat of your truck. That seems like a good idea until you unload it and realized your interior is now dirty, smelly from exhaust fumes, and not to mention you have broken your back moving it. Putting the generator in your camper or truck also takes up precious cargo space. Torklift has designed a generator tray to save you the hassle of a lot of heavy lifting and one less mess.

generator tray

The Lock and Load generator tray
This product allows you to lock, store and run your generator or any other motorized equipment all at the same time without any hassle! You can permanently store your generator on the front or the back of your vehicle while traveling and it fits most common generators. Your generator stays locked onto the tray while it’s running. This will put an end to you having to lift your heavy generator several times during your trip. High security tamper proof puck locks are included, this will help prevent generator, camper gear, welder, and toolbox theft. This product features a safety visual sight indicator to prevent risk of damage while driving or parking. The Lock and Load is available in high impact powder coated steel and is back by our Legendary Lifetime Warranty.

For more information or any questions regarding the Lock and Load contact us at 800.246.8132 or visit our website at Torklift.com.

 


 

shyannWritten by Shyann Guerra:
Being in an environment in which I can problem solve is where I flourish. Every answer to a problem leads me to a new concept to understand or a lesson to learn. Whem I'm not solving problems I enjoy camping and going to festivals with my family - from the local city center festivals to the mountains of Wenatchee at the Winter Grass, blue grass music festival. Experiencing culture is where my heart is content. 

 

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Does your camper wobble from a sneeze? Many of us that travel with truck campers understand the irritating and nerve-racking camper sway when the camper is off loaded. When a truck camper is free standing, the sway and wobble can make for an uncomfortable experience, also a very telling one for your audience outside... if you know what I’m saying.

So what’s happening to your truck camper with all of that swaying and wobbling from excessive rocking motion? When the camper is free standing with all four points on the jack system the constant rocking and swaying puts a tremendous amount of stress and wear on the camper jacks. It also puts a significant amount of unnecessary pressure on the camper frame. This amount of stress leads to jack failure, camper damage, and leaves you a very unhappy camper.

What can I do to protect my truck camper?
This stabilizer is so good, folks will have to use the hat on the door tactic to ensure privacy! No one will ever know what’s going on in your truck camper. Torklift has designed the FastGun Wobble Stopper to dramatically reduce camper jack and frame stress. This product acts as a supportive connection between the front camper jack legs and the camper body. Not only does it reduce the stress, it also reduces the swaying that causes people to become motion sick in their campers.

FastGun WobbleStopper

How does it work?
Only taking seconds to install and remove with the quick disconnect lever, it is so easy anyone can do it. Both a square and round jack applications are available.

FGWS Howtouse

• The ability to self stow
• Release the lever-action handle
• Connect to the truck camper frame
• Pull the lever back to lock

With keyed alike locks, this lockable feature helps hinder and prevent any possibility of theft. The brace blocks off access making it so a vehicle can’t back up and take off with your camper. Constructed out of high impact powder coated stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum, this FastGun Wobble Stopper is proudly USA made and comes with Torklift International’s Legendary Lifetime Warranty. For more information on this product, contact us at 800.246.8132 or visit our website Torklift.com.

 


 

shyannWritten by Shyann Guerra:
Being in an environment in which I can problem solve is where I flourish. Every answer to a problem leads me to a new concept to understand or a lesson to learn. Whem I'm not solving problems I enjoy camping and going to festivals with my family - from the local city center festivals to the mountains of Wenatchee at the Winter Grass, blue grass music festival. Experiencing culture is where my heart is content. 

 

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With a wide variety of RV batteries to choose from, their prices range just as wide. The cheapest RV battery on the market is the Apex Group UI RV battery that costs $48.25, and the most expensive battery being a Lifeline GPL-8DA deep cycle RV battery for $699.88. All RV batteries have the same purpose, but not all are equally created. So what kind of bang are you getting for your buck? We asked our veteran RV tech Darrel what his opinion is. Darrel has worked in the RV industry for decades and personally installed his share of batteries.

Battery Blog 1 Duracell ultra-high capacity battery for deep cycle 6v RV-$109.99

• This is a 6-volt battery with 230 Ah
• 12-month free replacement warranty
• Easy twist and release vent caps for watering

Trojan Reliant-$377.97

• This is a 12-volt battery with 150Ah Battery Blog 2
• This battery is made with robust plates that extends the life cycle and comes with a low calcium grid alloy that reduces gas emissions
• A separator of glass fibers serves to isolate the positive and negative plates while acting as a blotter to absorb the electrolytes

Lifeline GPL-8DA-$639.99

• This is a 12-volt battery with 255Ah
Battery Blog 3• This battery is specifically manufactured for deep cycle applications 
• All Lifeline batteries are Coast Guard approved and handmade in the USA, backed with an industry leading five-year warranty

Which one does Darrel recommend?
Darrel recommends the Trojan Reliant. The brand produces quality batteries that have been around for years. They are high capacity batteries that are durable.

Arm your truck with the extra battery power
Torklift International has designed a hidden and convenient auxiliary battery mount, that mounts under the vehicle. This mount is compatible for all types of Group 24, 27 and 31 twelve volt batteries such as lead acid, AGM, sealed, gel cell, etc. The HiddenPower was engineered as a no-drill installation with quick disconnect electrical connectors. This system quickly attaches to the truck’s frame under your truck bed.

hiddenpowermount(Actual product color is black: shown in yellow for contrast)

Why do I need the HiddenPower?
The HiddenPower has many benefits for anyone who enjoys outdoor recreational activities. Having an extra battery mount will not only save you time with hassling to pull out batteries and connect them, but when wired directly into your truck’s electrical system with our HiddenPower Wiring Harness. It will allow you to camp using your battery power without draining your vehicle’s battery. This allows you to conveniently use your stereo, lights and more without the wear and tear associated with having to run your vehicle to use power, as well as fuel. You won’t ever have to worry about a dead battery again. It gives you power that is out of sight out of mind, and keeps the mess of the battery out of the vehicle.

 

How much does a HiddenPower cost?
The prices vary with the make and model of each vehicle. The HiddenPower ranges $155 to $256 for Ford, Chevy and Dodges. Another determining factor for pricing and application is the year of the vehicle. Torklift offers the HiddenPower for vehicles made in 1973 all the way up to 2016, with 2017 applications coming soon. For more information on the HiddenPower you can contact us at 800.246.8132 or visit or website Torklift.com.


shyannWritten by Shyann Guerra:
Being in an environment in which I can problem solve is where I flourish. Every answer to a problem leads me to a new concept to understand or a lesson to learn. Whem I'm not solving problems I enjoy camping and going to festivals with my family - from the local city center festivals to the mountains of Wenatchee at the Winter Grass, blue grass music festival. Experiencing culture is where my heart is content. 

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After lots of speculation on how to build a truck camper deck we came across an article on Rv.net. The user, Bigfootford decided to take on this project himself. He started off with a well drawn out blueprint on his shop floor, constructed of Unistrut, plumbers tape, and some bolts. It looked pretty good. We really like that he incorporated his steps, which he broke into two pieces to gap the entrance and the other half led to the ground. He also incorporated storage slots for tubs on each side. It took him some time to construct his idea as well as to measure, cut, and piece it together. Here is a link to RV. net users story BigFootFords DIY deck project. If you aren’t a DIY person or don’t have the time, Torklift has various truck camper deck options to fit any of your needs.

blueprintBigfootfords blue print

bigfoot finalFinal Product

Fox Landing Bumper
This bumper serves as an extension of your camping experience. Crafted from aircraft grade aluminum and stainless steel, it offers entry from either the left or right side and it eliminates the need to disconnect the trailer tongue. The Fox Landing Bumper can fold up in a matter of seconds and secures in the stowed position. GlowStep tread is added for safety to prevent slipping.

arcticfoxFox Landing Bumper

Northstar Bumper
The Northstar Bumper is engineered and designed at Torklift International. It’s constructed out of light weight aircraft grade aluminum. This bumper works with any framing system and has a custom tread. It has a custom step reinforced with gussets. It’s USA-made and has our legendary lifetime warranty.

northstar1Northstar Bumper

Palomino Landing Pad
If you are in need of storage space while camping, this is the deck for you. With nearly 3.5 cubic feet of storage, this bumper weighs 84 pounds, is 93 inches wide and features an 18.5-inch platform depth. The Palomino Landing Pad is manufactured out of aircraft grade aluminum and stainless steel. With LED lights and a built in swing step, this bumper makes all other factory bumpers seem out-of-date. The Palomino Landing Pad is a Torklift International design and backed by a lifetime warranty.

palominoPalomino Landing Pad

Ultra Deck Plus
This truck camper porch is engineered and designed exclusively for Lance campers by Torklift International. The Ultra Deck Plus is designed with aircraft grade aluminum and stainless steel. This deck is high impact powder coated for extreme durability with a contoured body style that offers 7.8 cubic feet of storage. This comes with lots of extras. A deck slide that extends and has a 600-pound capacity, a swing step that incorporates Torklift International GlowStep technology, DOT certified LED lights and a Torklift exclusive hinge lock system for all storage compartments.

lanceLance Ultra Deck Plus

If you are ready to get your camper out on the road and don’t have the time that RV.net user BigFootFord had to build his own deck, have no fear Torklift is here! With several options that will accommodate every need you have as far a safety, security, and storage you can’t go wrong. For more information call us at 800.246.8132 or visit torklift.com.

 


 

shyannWritten by Shyann Guerra:
Being in an environment in which I can problem solve is where I flourish. Every answer to a problem leads me to a new concept to understand or a lesson to learn. Whem I'm not solving problems I enjoy camping and going to festivals with my family - from the local city center festivals to the mountains of Wenatchee at the Winter Grass, blue grass music festival. Experiencing culture is where my heart is content. 

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