Torklift customer reveals preferred camper tie down system

We recently had the pleasure of meeting Torklift International customer Jim Weber who stopped by Torklift’s manufacturing facility in Sumner, Washington. When it comes to a camper tie down system, there is only one tie down design available that provides safety, stability and prevents any possibility of bed and bumper damage to a truck: frame-mounted camper tie downs.

Weber tells us how Torklift’s frame-mounted Talon aluminum Tie Downs are his preferred system for hauling his heavy Eagle Cap 1160 2-slide truck camper with his 2001 Ford F350 truck.

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As Weber discusses his experience with Talon Tie Downs, he uncovers three major features of the truck camper tie downs that contribute to a multitude of benefits.

#1 – DESIGN b2ap3_thumbnail_bed-damage.pngDamage caused by tie downs attached to truck bed

  1. Torklift camper tie downs bolt directly to the truck frame
    1. Creates one unit: strongest design in the industry
    2. Prevents any possibility of truck bed damage or bumper damage
    3. Tie downs are individually engineered to each truck model to ensure the best possible fitment on four independent tie down points
    4. No effect on ground clearance and completely hidden when not in use

    5. Jim Weber talks about Torklift Talon Tie Downs
  2. no-drillEasy installation
    1. No drilling required
    2. Installs in less than two hours or as little as 30 minutes
  3. Comes with tie down weather caps to protect tubing when not in use
    1. Prevent dirt and grime from getting stuck inside the system
    2. Helps maintain condition of tie downs
    3. A foam plug inserts into the back end of the tube while plastic covers conceal the outer opening
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ford-truck-camper-tie-downsAluminum camper tie downs#2 – COMPOSITION: ALUMINUM

  1. Military grade aluminum is up to 50 percent lighter than steel applications
    1. Ultra lightweight feature is beneficial when payload is a sensitive factor
  2. Aluminum designs are tested to meet or exceed the strength of traditional steel tie downs in all applications
  3. Rust-free, corrosion resistant


  1. Torklift frame-mounted tie downs are covered by Torklift’s LegendaryLegendaryLifetimeWarranty Lifetime Warranty
  2. Talon Tie Downs come with an exclusive corrosion protection for life
  3. Lifetime warranty extends to the truck frame and camper anchor points for the extent of its manufacturer warranty if Torklift frame-mounted tie downs are used with spring-loaded turnbuckles

To find tie down fitments, navigate our automated application guide or locate the quick reference application guide by clicking the button below.


If you don’t see your truck year/model on the application guide, check back by calling 800-246-8132 as new tie down fitments are added regularly. If you’re local to us, we might even invite you to come in for a test fit.


For a limited time, receive $15 off StableLoad Suspension Stabilizer and free FastGun Locks for turnbuckles when you outfit your truck with Talons and FastGun turnbuckles. Two sets of Talon camper tie downs (front and rear) and two sets of FastGun turnbuckles are required to redeem the offer.
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Big thanks to Jim Weber for stopping by and sharing his experiences with us!

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Aluminum camper tie downs for Ford trucks

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all-aluminum Ford trucks
The number one selling truck in the world is a Ford F150. It’s no wonder Fords are a popular truck for hauling truck campers. When looking for Ford truck tie downs for campers, select the strongest tie down application available that features a frame-mounted design for ultimate stability.

Now Torklift Tie Downs for all-aluminum Ford trucks are available in aluminum applications as a nod to Ford’s effort at becoming more lightweight.

While hauling a truck camper, achieve the safest set up possible by preventing movement of the camper within the truck and potential damage to the camper or the truck bed. In order to prevent such movement, you’ll want the camper and Ford truck to become one unit. As opposed to bed-mounted tie downs that lack stability and potentially cause truck bed damage, install frame-mounted tie downs that attach directly to the frame of the Ford truck.  Torklift Tie Downs are individually engineered to each truck model to ensure the best possible fitment on four independent tie down points.

ford-raptor2017 all-aluminum Ford RaptorAluminum and Ford trucks
As we’ve seen a recent shift to the use of aluminum materials in the manufacturing of Ford trucks, Torklift also uses this material for a lightweight, corrosion resistant application of Ford truck camper tie downs. For optimum performance, Torklift International Talon military grade aluminum Tie Downs are engineered to withstand even the toughest conditions.

aluminum-tie-downTalon Tie Downs
(actual designs may vary)
For the most advanced tie down design on the market, Talon Tie Downs for Ford trucks are the best system available. With lifetime warranty that even covers corrosion, these Ford truck tie downs are completely rust resistant and even stronger than traditional steel tie downs in some applications.

Aluminum Talon Tie Downs are precision crafted from lightweight military grade aluminum alloy just like aluminum Ford trucks, making them up to 50% lighter than steel applications. This lighter tie down system helps relieve unnecessary weight when hauling a camper in order to stay within the payload and rate capacities set by the specific model of Ford truck. 

Jim Weber installed Talon Tie Downs on his 2001 Ford F-350 truck. 

talon-installation-weberTalon Tie Down installation  talon-weberTalon Tie Down on Ford F-350 truck

 “I have the Torklift tie down system called the Talons for my camper and I really love them,” said Weber. “They are very lightweight, very strong but also very easy to install.”

weberJim Weber’s Ford F-350 truck hauling camper and towing a trailer

“I have a very heavy camper and have had no issues whatsoever with flexing or stressing,” Weber explains. “I’ve had campers for years and these are by far the strongest camper tie down system I’ve used.”

To find aluminum tie down fits for Ford trucks, navigate our automated application guide.


If you don’t see your Ford truck year/model on the application guide, check back by calling 800-246-8132 as new fitments are added regularly. If you’re local to us, we might even invite you to come in for a test fit.

No-drill camper tie down applications for Fordno-drill
All aluminum tie downs for Ford trucks are no-drill applications. Torklift’s camper tie downs are engineered to fit closely to the truck frame, having no impact on ground clearance.

Warranty coverage
Unlike other industry manufacturers, Torklift International’s warranty covers the Ford truck tie downs for a lifetime. When Torklift Tie Downs are used with our spring-loaded turnbuckles, the lifetime warranty extends to the Ford truck frame and camper anchor points for the extent of its manufacturer warranty. Talon aluminum tie downs feature a never-before-offered coverage on corrosion. Be sure to call us at 800-246-8132 for warranty details.

Tie down weather caps 

When the tie down system is not being used on your Ford truck, prevent any moisture and road debris from clogging the tie down tubes under the vehicle. With clean tubes, tie down inserts are applied with ease. With the Torklift International Tie Down Finishing Kit, your Ford truck tie downs remain in excellent condition.

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With the Tie Down Finishing Kit, simply cover the tube with the specialized foam plug and cap to protect from tough elements. The Tie Down Finishing Kit is included with Torklift’s rust-free Talon aluminum tie downs for Ford trucks.  

If you have any questions regarding Torklift tie down installation for Ford trucks, contact our Tech Support by calling 800-246-8132 or send an email to

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