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What is the 48 hour Drop Ship Program?

We are set up to build products in large runs for stocking orders made by distributors, but sometimes you have a customer that can’t wait. That’s where the 48 hour Drop Ship Program comes into play.

How Does the Drop Ship Program Work?

1. Business Day One: Place your order by 11 a.m. so the build for your products starts the following business day
2. Business Day Two and Three: Your parts have 48 hours (Two business days) to go from raw parts to powder coat to be ready to be shipped. Hot off the assembly line!
3. Business Day Four: Your parts are sitting on our dock ready to ship

What does it cost?

This fee is minimal when it comes to getting your Torklift products that much sooner and in a rush! If you have unforeseen circumstance and you suddenly need Torklift products and can’t pass up the opportunity - contact your distributor and let them know you need to place a drop ship through Torklift. The fee will vary by distributor.

Drop Ship Blog 2With Torklift’s products at a record demand, our dedicated Torklift Drop Ship team is dedicated and ready at a moment’s notice to manufacture the parts you need from raw materials and pack into our specially designed boxes – then shipping the products you order to where you need them. We have a team just for focuses on emergency orders from the Drop Ship Program and making sure they get to you as soon as possible.

Whatever you need, whether it’s our brand new Stow N’ Go truck camper steps, our always popular StableLoad or highly engineered SuperHitch, our highly seasoned staff will do whatever it takes to get you taken care of. Always have Torklift products on hand! If you’re having difficulty obtaining Torklift parts and products, please feel free to contact us at 800-246-8132 or email us at either orders@torklift.com or support@torklift.com.

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Don’t let Copper Thieves Cut Your RV Shore Power Cord!

Fortress PowerLock 1When you purchased your RV you knew that there were certain locks and security items you would need to get in order to keep you and your camper or trailer as safe as possible. This obviously includes door locks, hopefully a propane lock, and locks to prevent the potential theft of your trailer or truck. But did you know there’s something else you need to protect as well? Can you guess what it is? It’s your shore power cord which has copper in it!

We have a great solution to help prevent your cord from being cut out and stolen. It’s your shore power cord, one of the main life lines to your trailer and camper! The Fortress PowerLock is designed to cover your shore power cord access door to protect your RV power cords from being cut and stolen. It’s currently the only lock available specifically designed for shore power cords in the industry. Not only can a criminal steal the copper in your cord, but could cause hundreds of dollars in damage trying to cut them out.Fortress PowerLock 2

“This simple but clever device is like a high impact aircraft grade aluminum vault that securely mounts to the side of your RV. With the PowerLock cover door closed and locked, there's no way (short of cutting a hole in the side of your RV) to reach in and grab the power cord.”
–Russ DeMaris

Instead of worrying about potential power cord theft on your spring camping trip, use the Fortress PowerLock and focus on enjoying the time you’re spending with your family and fellow camping friends!

Features of the Fortress PowerLock include:

Fortress PowerLock 4• Lock covers shore power cord access door to protect RV power cords from being cut and stolen
• Prevents theft associated with opening access door and removing power cords
• Easy installation
• Lock and keys included
• Available in black or white high impact powder coat aircraft grade aluminum
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Proudly made in the USA

Kit includes:
• Fortress PowerLock
• Two keys
• All the mounting hardware

Fortress PowerLock 3If you’re interested in learning more about the Torklift International Fortress PowerLock, there are a couple of options for you! You can either call us at 800-246-8132 and our tech support would be more than happy to answer your questions about protecting your shore power cord from theft. Or, you can find one of our Certified Dealers near you by clicking here, and they can help you with your questions as well as get you set up with one of these locks.

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Customer switches to Torklift after bed-mounted tie down damages his truck

Torklift Tie DownWhen we met Brian Brawdy, he didn’t know his truck bed was cracked in multiple places and that it would cost thousands of dollars to fix. Torklift first met RV enthusiast Brian Brawdy in 2009. At the time of meeting him, he was sponsored by an alternate brand of tie downs that mounts to the truck bed instead of the truck frame. This company promotes itself as using frame-mounted systems when they don’t attach to the truck’s frame at all.

Where the bed-mounted system went wrong

Brian Brawdy visiting TorkliftAfter getting to know Brian a little better and what kind of tie down system he was using, Torklift wanted to check it out. Our team crawled underneath his truck, and we were alarmed at what we saw. Upon inspecting Brian’s truck, we revealed a mass amount of damage to the bed. When Torklift discovered what was causing the damage, it all made sense. He had a bed-mounted tie down system for his truck camper. Due to the lack of support, the bed of his truck was too stressed and had massive cracks underneath. This was caused by the bed-mounted system pulling and yanking the truck bed sheet metal.

What you can do to protect yourself

Destroyed truck bedThere are steps you can take to inspect your vehicle for damage linked to bed-mounted tie downs:

1. look under your truck bed for long cracks spanning anywhere from the cab to the tailgate
2. Look for a sagging bumper and rust at rear bed-mounted tie down locations
3. Inspecting the paint for chips, bent tie downs, body rust and gouges at the mounting location of your front bed-mounted tie downs also indicate damage

 

If you notice any of these issues with your bed-mounted tie downs that claim to be frame-mounted, contact us immediately. We would be happy to look at pictures of your damage and help you determine if your truck is still safe for hauling your truck camper. If you don’t need Torklift products, we won’t sell it to you – we’re just here to help. Our company is founded on safety and if you aren’t safe, we believe you should know. This inspection service is free. Just call us at 800.246.8132 or send photos of your truck to: photos@torklift.com.

So why do bed-mounted tie downs cause this damage?

Many bed-mounted tie down systems are falsely advertised as “direct-to-frame” and use anchors plates in the rear of the truck bed to connect anchors to both sides of the truck bumper. The support from the specific type of tie down does not make contact with the frame of the vehicle, leaving you with a very unstable support. When you use a bed-mounted system not only is what you are hauling at risk, but the vehicle as well. Just like Brian Brawdy’s truck, you risk having stress marks and cracks in the bed and can actually lose the whole bed itself. Damage within the truck bed is common while using bed-mounted tie downs. Often, anchor points can be pulled out - bending the anchors directly into the truck body, as well as damaging the vehicle’s paint.

What Precautions Can You Take to Avoid Damage to Your Vehicle?

Torklift Steel tie downThe first and most important step is using proper tie downs. Torklift offers two types of tie downs that truly mount to the foundation of the vehicle: its frame. Attaching directly to the frame eliminates the risk of damage to your vehicle and will provide 100% support for having your camper mounted safely.

Option one: Steel 
One of the tie down systems Torklift designed is the True Frame-Mounted Steel Tie Down.

• This tie down secures the truck to the camper using four independent tie down points directly to the frame. 98% of applications don’t require drilling.
• Has no loss of ground clearance and improved stability and handling of the vehicle while towing 
• Comes with the Tie Down Finishing Kit
Tie Down Locks are also available for this system

Option two: Military Grade Aluminum 
Talon Tie DownThe other system Torklift designed are the Talon Camper Tie Downs

• This is a high performance tie down that is light weight and rust free for life
• Features high impact powder coating
• Light weight military grade aluminum alloy that is 50% lighter than steel

Like any other Torklift product, both Talon and Steel Tie Downs are backed by a lifetime warranty. When Torklift tie downs are paired with spring loaded turnbuckles, the lifetime warranty is extended to not only the truck frame but the camper anchors points for the extent of its manufacturer’s warranty. Why do we do this? Because we know our frame-mounted tie downs will never damage your vehicle when used and installed properly. You can contact us at 800.246.8132 for more warranty details.

What did it cost Brian?

Picture6Thankfully at that trade show Brian Brawdy was made aware of the damage his truck had sustained. After that day, Torklift’s tech support spent several hours at our shop and repaired more than $5,000 dollars’ worth of damage done to his truck due to the bed-mounted tie downs that claimed to be frame-mounted. Brian no longer has to question whether his truck is being damaged while doing what he loves the most.

 

To learn more about Torklift tie downs and Talon Tie downs call our tech support at 800.246.8132 or email us at: support@torklift.com. Or, to order your own set at a Certified Dealer near you, visit our Where to Buy page.

 

 

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Don’t Let a Thief Ruin Your Camping Trip, Use the Fortress GasLock Instead!

7. Proudly made in the USAAlthough we'd like to believe that most people in this world are nice and wouldn't even think about stealing the things you've worked hard to own – it's unfortunately not always the case. There are still a select few people who think what you have should be what they have, especially when it comes to propane tanks, and they'll take it.

We have a great solution to help prevent this from potentially happening to you. The Fortress GasLock is designed to securely lock your propane tanks that are mounted to a trailer, towable or RV. It's currently the only lock available specifically designed for LP tanks in the industry. Not

only can a criminal steal your tanks, but could cause hundreds of dollars in damage trying to remove the tanks, tank cover and cutting the lines.

"I feel a lot safer about my expensive camping equipment since using PowerArmor and Fortress GasLock. They give me peace of mind."
-Lauren Jensen

We couldn't have said it any better ourselves Lauren! Instead of worrying about potential gas tank theft on your summer adventure, use the Fortress GasLock instead and focus on the most important part of your trip... what to cook over the campfire for dinner!

Features of the Fortress GasLock include:

2. Fortress GasLock assembly• Avoid typical propane tank theft repairs exceeding $500
• Allows tanks to be quickly locked when mounted to trailers, towables and RVs
• Does not interfere with LP tank valves and can be filled while locked
• No tools, no modifications, installs in seconds
• Affordable investment
• Designed for dual tanks
• High impact powder coated military grade aluminum
• Fits available for all applications
• Only lock available for propane tanks in the industry
• Proudly made in the USA

Kit includes:
• One GasLock assembly
• Lock and keys
• Theft deterrent decal

Fortress Gaslock IU webIf you're interested in learning more about the Torklift International Fortress GasLock, there are a couple of options for you! You can either call us at 800-246-8132 and our tech support would be more than happy to answer your questions about protecting your trailer and gas tanks from theft. Or, you can find one of our Certified Dealers near you by clicking here, and they can help you with your questions as well as get you set up with one of these locks.

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Protect Your Generator Investment from Thieves with the Lock and Load!

8. Lock and Load Camping Trip 2When you purchased your RV, did you have a list of all the accessories and power supplements that you wanted to get along with it to make your camping experience easier? Did you have extra batteries or a generator on that list? If so, that is a great idea so you can have extra power, but you also need a way to protect your investment.

We have a great solution to help prevent your generator from being stolen. The Lock and Load is designed to prevent costly generators, camping gear, welders, tool boxes and more from theft. It also protects you from unwanted exhaust fumes and stains from storing the generator inside your RV when not in use. The Lock and Load tray gives you the ability to lock, store and run your generator or motorized equipment simultaneously.

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“The Lock and Load Maximum Security Cargo Tray is an incredible product that Torklift has devised to help alleviate theft of expensive generators and anything else of value for that matter. Thanks again Torklift.”

– John Patterson

Instead of worrying about potential theft of your generator or camping gear on your camping adventure, use the Lock and Load instead and focus on enjoying your time off with family and friends!

Features of the Lock and Load include:

1a. Lock and Load Maximum Security Cargo Tray• Protect costly generators, camping gear, welders, tool boxes, plasma cutters and more from theft
• Allows you to lock, store and run your generator and other motorized equipment simultaneously
• Avoid exhaust fumes and stains by permanently storing your generator while on the road or off the grid
• No more heavy lifting – your generator stays on the tray even while running
• Features a safety visual sight indicator to prevent risk of damage while driving (Part #A7752)
• License plate relocation holes to attach license plate (Part #A7752)
• Mounts easily into front and rear receiver hitches
• Fits most common generators
• Utilizes 2” x 2” receiver to mount
• Stores extra gas cans
• High security tamper proof puck lock included
• Cargo tray dimensions: 27-13/16 L" x 23-1/2"W x 23” H
• Maximum security strap adjusts to secure multiple objects (extra security straps sold separately) 6-5/8”L x 13-5/8”W x 13-1/8”H to 27-13/16 L" x 23-1/2"W x 23”H
• Available in high impact powder coat steel
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Proudly made in the USA

9. Lock and Load on FordKit includes:

• Fiberglass distance guide rod
• Cargo tray
• Heavy duty puck lock
• Adjustable maximum security strap

If you’re interested in learning more about the Torklift International  Lock and Load, or the smaller version that we have available as the Lock and Load SideKick, there are a couple of options for you! You can either call us at 800-246-8132 and our tech support would be more than happy to answer your questions about protecting your generator from theft. Or, you can find one of our Certified Dealers near you by clicking here, and they can help you with your questions as well as get you set up with one of these battery trays. 

 

kerstinWritten by Kerstin Stokes:
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New 2017 Fits Are Here for StableLoad!

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Many people are pulling their truck campers or trailer out of storage or buying new ones in preparation for some summer camping fun.

Of course there are basic things to do to prep, such as de-winterizing, cleaning everything out, getting groceries, etc. But one thing that many people forget over the long winter months is how much they hated the feeling of instability or sway while they were on their way to the campgrounds.

That's where we come in – we are here to help you prevent these common occurrences of handling issues with the Torklift StableLoads.

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New 2017 StableLoad fitments include:
• All Ford F150 trucks
• Ford F250 regular cab/super cab/extended cab/super cab
• 
Ford F350 regular cab/super crew/ super cab extended
• Ford F450 regular cab/ super crew/ super cab extended
• Dodge RAM 3500 crew cab/mega cab/mega cab dually
• Chevy 1500 crew cab
• Chevy 2500
• 
Chevy 3500
• Toyota Tundra double cab

Although this list is quite long, it doesn't show all the 2017 StableLoad fitments that we have, which you can find here. We are still looking for some Chevy long bed trucks and Toyota trucks for final testing. Our aim is to have the ones we have yet to test as soon as possible. Don't see your fit? Call us. With a couple questions and a picture, we can confirm over the phone: 800-246-8132.

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Now, we can hear you saying, "Well, what about sway bar, shocks or airbags?" You could always purchase those products, because the StableLoad is designed to work in conjunction with all of them. But what not many people know is how airbags affect your suspension. To put it succinctly: airbags for suspension take your four-point suspension system, turn it into a two point suspension system which can potentially lead to leaf spring damage and further feelings of instability while towing or hauling. You find yourself balancing your truck camper on the equivalent of two footballs.

On the other hand, StableLoad suspension products are designed to complement the factory suspension of your truck, maintaining that quad contact design and improving the handling, sway, body-roll and sag of your truck while you're hauling heavy equipment. One of the best benefits of the StableLoad is also the ability to turn on and off in seconds. Let it help improve your ride quality while towing and return back to your factory suspension when you're done – it's a win/win situation!

Features of the StableLoad include:
• Dramatically improves safety, handling, body roll and porpoising while towing and hauling
• Ability to turn on and off in seconds*StableLoad ou black and white
• Universal fit for all vehicles with factory installed upper or lower overloads
• Quad contact design complements the vehicle's specially engineered suspension that automotive manufacturers have invested millions of dollars designing, while all other rear suspension products reduce contact to only two points  
• Quick no-drill installation**
• Enhances airbag performance by lowering airbag overload air pressure and activating the factory overloads
• Kit includes four StableLoads (outfits one complete vehicle)
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty includes coverage for the vehicle factory leaf springs
• Proudly made in the USA

* Applies only to the StableLoad Quick Disconnect (Lower Overload).
** Does not apply to the StableLoad Quick Disconnect (Lower Overload) A7311 (WITH DRILL KIT).

Below is a video showing you the installation process for the StableLoad:

Wherever your next adventure takes you — Torklift suspension upgrade products keep you safe and allows you to focus on one of the most fun aspects of a trip: what to do when you get there! If you have a 2017 Dodge RAM truck, a 2017 Ford truck or 2017 Chevy truck, we've got you covered with the StableLoad suspension stabilizer!

To find StableLoad fitments for your 2017 truck, learn more by searching through our automated application guide or give us a call at 800-246-8132.

 

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Truck Camper Unstable Off-Loaded? We’re Here to Help!

wobble stopper locksThere's nothing worse than a shaky truck camper. You end up spending your whole camping trip either terrified that it's going to fall over, or you have to keep it on your truck the whole time... say good-bye to quick trips away from the camper! Unless... there's another option.We have a great solution to all your wobbly camper problems. The FastGun Wobble Stopper is designed to dramatically reduce camper jack and frame stress. By acting as a supportive connection between the front camper jack legs and the camper body, you prevent camper sway while the camper is unloaded.

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"The [FastGun] Wobble Stoppers do exactly what they claim. The reduction in sway with my camper on the jacks was remarkable. As soon as I stepped in the door I could tell a difference. Climbing up into the cabover bed made it even more obvious. These braces will certainly get used anytime I'm using the camper off the truck."
-Matt Huffman


We couldn't have said it any better ourselves Matt! Instead of worrying about your camper on your summer adventure, instead use the FastGun Wobble Stopper and focus on the most important part of your trip... having fun!

Features of the FastGun Wobble Stopper include:wobblestopper1
• Dramatically reduces camper jack and frame stress avoiding costly jack failure and camper frame damage
• Prevents camper movement and theft when offloaded from your vehicle
• Simple quick disconnect handle uses 
• FastGun technology for easy disconnect and adjustment in seconds (FastGun Wobble Stopper Only)
• Easy DIY bolt on installation for all round and square jack applicationsStores to camper jacksLockable, keyed-alike locks included (FastGun Wobble Stopper Only)
• 100% aircraft grade aluminum and stainless steel
• High impact powder coat white
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Proudly made in the USA

DSCF8323If you're interested in learning more about the Torklift International FastGun Wobble Stopper, there are a couple of options for you! You can either call us at 800-246-8132 and our tech support would be more than happy to answer your questions about preventing truck camper movement. Or, you can also find one of our Certified Dealers near you by clicking here, and they can help you with your questions as well as get you set up with one of these great truck camper supports.

 

 

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Have a 2017 Truck? You’re in luck – We have products for you!

49921756839 B4ABDA22 82A2 451C 9DD5 88B42FCFE74ELuckily 2017 is starting to look like a good year – it’s getting warmer outside and camping season is coming soon. If you’ve recently purchased a 2017 Ford truck, 2017 Dodge RAM truck, or 2017 Chevy truck – you’re in luck! We are working to complete our 2017 tie down applications and other product fitments, with new fits released weekly!

Newest Fits Available Now:
• 2017 Ford F-150 short bed 

• 2017 Chevy 3500 long bed


Tie Downs and SuperHitch installed on the 2017 Ford F350

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Newest Fits Available Now:
• 2017 Ford F-150 long bed 

• 2017 Dodge RAM 1500 long bed
• 2017 Dodge RAM 1500 short bed

There are fits available in steel applications as well as light weight military-grade aluminum Talon tie downs. Among other 2017 applications are SuperHitch, StableLoad suspension stabilizers, and HiddenPower auxiliary battery trays. Applications for 2017 Toyota and Nissan trucks are currently underway.

All Torklift tie downs, SuperHitch, StableLoad and HiddenPower products are proudly made in the USA and come with a Legendary Lifetime Warranty. Here are the top features of each of the products we’ve updated for 2017 fitments:

SuperHitch and tie downs installed on a 2017 Dodge RAM 3500

Talon Tie Downs Features:

3. Available for best selling applications• Rust free corrosion protection for life† 
• Finishing Kit included 
• Available for best-selling applications 
• Tie down receiver tube and tie down insert are each 100% military grade aluminum 
• Ultra-light weight 
• Fast, no-drill installations 
†For more details, call us at 1-800-246-8132

Frame-Mounted Tie Down Features:

1. True Frame Mounted Camper Tie Down Front• Dramatic improvement with vehicle handling and stability and is the safest way to haul a truck camper (Prevents vehicle sway and camper movement in all directions) 
• Avoid bed and bumper damage by attaching to the strongest part of the truck: the frame 
• Maintain the value of your truck and prevent rust and bed damage by avoiding drilling into your truck bed or bumper 
• Provides safety, security and stability while on the road 
• The only truck camper tie down that mounts using independent tie down points that bolt directly to the truck frame

SuperHitch Original 20K Features:

original• SuperHitch frame mounted receiver rated up to 20,000 lbs. with weight distribution (17,000 weight carrying) in either the upper or lower receivers (When used without SuperTruss extension.) 
• Extension towing capacity up to 12,000 lbs. with 48” SuperTruss receiver extension† 
• Hardened reinforced hitch pin locations 
† 12,000 lb. pulling capacity, 1,200 tongue wt. achieved only when used with weight distribution type system. See Dealer for details, Weight carrying capacity on 48” extension, 6,000 lb. pull, 600 lb. tongue wt. Consult your vehicle owner's manual for specific towing capacity. Your truck and trailer weight cannot exceed your vehicle manufacturers towing, cargo, or GCVWR.

HiddenPower Features:

hp03m• Add additional batteries under your truck bed that are always charged up 
• Avoid wasting fuel and leaving your truck engine running while using electrical accessories such as lights, stereos, computer, etc.  
• Power your accessories without turning your truck engine on by having them directly wired into the extra battery 
• No-drill frame mounted with quick disconnect feature for battery service 
• Kept constantly charged and RVing-ready by your RV and truck’s charging system

StableLoad Suspension Upgrade Features:

StableLoad ou black and white• Dramatically improves safety, handling, body roll and porpoising while towing and hauling 
• Ability to turn on and off in seconds* 
• Universal fit for all vehicles with factory installed upper or lower overloads 
• Quad contact design complements the vehicle’s specially engineered suspension that automotive manufacturers have invested millions of dollars designing, while all other rear suspension products reduce contact to only two points 

Wherever your next adventure takes you —no matter the severity of the terrain or weather conditions — Torklift products will help keep you safe and help you focus on one of the most fun aspects of a trip: the journey to get to your destination! If you’re looking for a 2017 Dodge RAM hitch, a 2017 Ford hitch, truck camper tie downs, an under vehicle battery mount, affordable suspension upgrade, or tie downs for 2017 GMC trucks, we have you covered!

To find frame-mounted tie down or SuperHitch fitments for your 2017 truck, learn more by searching through our automated application guide or give us a call at 800-246-8132.

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NEW product alert! Welcome the newest member of the GlowStep family!

06. ALL TERRAIN LANDING GEAR STABILIZES STEPS ON UNEVEN TERRAINIt's always wonderful welcoming a new family member into the world and adding a new product to the GlowStep family is no different! We would like to introduce you to the Stow N' Go, truck camper steps that are manufacture to help you avoid storing steps inside you RV and eliminate the hassle of detaching steps during travel.

The Stow N' Go is sold in three to six steps and features the ability to add or remove steps should you change or upgrade to a new truck camper. It also comes standard with the All Terrain Landing Gear which gives you an unmatched stability; connecting the camper to the ground. Just as with the Original GlowStep design, the Stow N' Go steps feature SureGrip tread to provide a no-slip surface as well as the ability to glow in the dark for up to 10 hours with only five minutes of light exposure.

02. MOUNTS TO THE TRUCK CAMPER BUMPER

Easily stored into position, the Stow N' Go steps remain mounted to the back of the truck camper or bumper to prevent a dirty RV interior. With this convenient step bracket, you don't have to worry about unnecessary movement of the steps when in transit or driving on rough terrain. The special nylon retainer system of the Stow N' Go eliminate step movement – the steps snap securely into place for storage.

11. MOUNTING BRACKET AVAILABLE IN WHITE OR BLACK HIGH IMPACT POWDER COATFor people that already have a set of the GlowSteps, we do offer the Stow N' Go bracket on its own so you have the option of upgrading your current GlowSteps to have the easy storage ability. This step system is also compatible with all other GlowStep accessories including the SafeStep pet safety barrier, DirtDestroyer shoe cleaning attachment and GlowGuide handrail, providing the ultimate in truck camper step safety and comfort. This Stow N' Go system is mounted to a truck camper bumper or to the back of a camper underneath the door. 

 

Features of the Stow N' Go include:

• Avoid storing steps inside the RV and eliminate the hassle of detaching steps during transit
• Prevents dirty RV interior and damage from step movement
• Secures into place to prevent movement
• Designed for easy "stow-and-go" step operation for truck campers – simply pull the handle to deploy and store truck camper steps
• Mounts to the truck camper bumper or directly to the truck camper below the door – Requires a 19.5" x 3.5" mounting area
• Prevent step movement during transit with the bolt-on stabilizing bracket plate features nylon studs – steps snap securely into place for storage07. PREVENTS DIRTY RV INTERIOR AND DAMAGE FROM STEP MOVEMENT
• Steps are lockable with GlowStep Locks to prevent theft (sold separately)
• To stabilize steps on uneven terrain, the Stow N' Go comes standard with the All Terrain Landing Gear adjustable feet (step application only)*
• Mounting Bracket available in white or black high impact powder coat for extreme durability to match the color of your camper
• Ability to add or remove steps*
• Sold in applications for 3-6 steps*
• Steps glow in the dark for up to ten hours with only five minutes of light exposure – no batteries necessary
• Steps are specially designed with SureGrip™ step tread which provides no-slip surface for easy entry and exit of camper
• Accessories sold separately: GlowGuide Handrail, SafeStep pet safety barriers and DirtDestroyer shoe cleaning attachment
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Proudly made in the USA

*Specific part numbers come with 8 inch GlowSteps pre-installed into the bracket with All Terrain Landing Gear. Bracket is also available separately. See application chart below for details:

GlowStep Stow N' Go

All Terrain Landing Gear Included (Black)

Mounting Bracket Height

Collapsed Height

Max Weight

Part Number

GlowStep Stow N' Go - 3 Step - Black Bracket
MFG Part Number: A7833

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27.88"

12"-13"

375 Lbs

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GlowStep Stow N' Go - 4 Step - Black Bracket
MFG Part Number: A7834

X

35.38"

14"-15"

375 Lbs

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GlowStep Stow N' Go - 5 Step - Black Bracket
MFG Part Number: A7835

X

42.88"

17"-18"

325 Lbs

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GlowStep Stow N' Go - 6 Step - Black Bracket
MFG Part Number: A7836

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50.38"

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325 Lbs

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375 Lbs

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375 Lbs

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17"-18"

325 Lbs

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325 Lbs

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GlowStep Stow N' Go - Upgrade Kit For Standard GlowSteps - Black Bracket Only††
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“Brace” Yourself For A Creative Torklift Mod

Increase camper comfort by eliminating camper movementHave you ever made something or started a project and saw that as you were working on it or once it was finished, it could be used for so much more than what you intended? Doesn't it feel delightful and rewarding? Recently we ran into this same scenario with one of our products.

Originally designed to prevent camper wobble when storing a camper, we thought that the Torklift International FastGun Wobble Stopper only had certain purposes: prevent camper movement by adding support and connecting between the front camper jack legs and the camper body and prevent theft of a camper by locking the FastGun Wobble Stopper while you're gone.

Turns out, there's another purpose to using the FastGun Wobble Stopper to prevent camper sway! Read below to learn how RV.net forum user Anutami, aka Nolan Sturgeon, uses his Wobble Stoppers:

Picture2"The only thing on the rear bike rack is the rocking movement as you hit bumps on the road. This is how I resolved the rack from bouncing up and down on all the potholes. I use my Torklift [FastGun] Wobble Stopper. Torklift may have a new arena to sell their products as this virtually eliminates the bike rack from any movement while driving." – Anutami, Rv.net

Wow! That is truly a unique way to use a part that was intended for truck camping. With out of the box and ingenious thinking, Nolan was able to retrofit the FastGun Wobble Stopper camper stabilizer bars to stabilize his bike rack. We reached out to him for more information and in an email to our Content Coordinator, Nolan states that:

Picture1"Although I have not yet installed the [FastGun] Wobble Stoppers yet I have found a very good use for one of them.  One problem with rear bike racks is the movement that happens to them while traveling causing the bikes to slap against one another.  I found using a [FastGun] Wobble Stopper connected to my rear hitch virtually eliminates the bike rack from moving around while traveling all the miles that we do." – Nolan

After installing the FastGun Wobble Stopper with his unique use of them?

"Before I installed the [FastGun] Wobble Stopper I would cringe every time I hit a dip in the road as the carrier would fly up and slap hard back down.  The FastGun Wobble Stopper is so easy to remove when I am ready to deploy my swing away bike rack." - Nolan

We'll certainly take your idea into consideration Nolan and see if we can break into the bike rack industry! Thank you for sharing your story and fantastic family photos! Until we can become breakout stars in the bike rack industry, if you're planning on using the Wobble Stopper with your truck camper storage or have another creative way of using it, here are some FastGun Wobble Stopper Features:

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• Dramatically reduces camper jack and frame stress avoiding costly jack failure and camper frame damage
• Prevents camper movement and theft when offloaded from your vehicle
• Simple quick disconnect handle uses FastGun technology for easy disconnect and adjustment in seconds (FastGun Wobble Stopper Only)
• Easy DIY bolt on installation for all round and square jack applications
• Stores to camper jacks
• Lockable, keyed-alike locks included (FastGun Wobble Stopper Only)
• 100% aircraft grade aluminum and stainless steel
• High impact powder coat white
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Proudly made in the USA 

Fastgun Wobble stopper square jack application

If you're interested in winterizing a truck camper and using the FastGun Wobble Stopper camper stabilizer from Torklift International or reducing camper frame stress, visit one of our Certified Dealers near you here. To contact us for more information, reach us at: support@torklift.com or call our tech support at 800-246-8132. We are more than happy to help you.

 

 

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Unwrap a winner at the Florida RV SuperShow

Picture1If you're heading to the Florida RV SuperShow, get ready to unwrap a smile and a winner. If you attend the show, you're getting a chance to learn more about the GlowStep Revolution step system and see what everyone's been buzzing about, as well as a chance to win one!

In celebration of the Florida RV SuperShow from Jan. 17-22, 2017, we're featuring the chance to win some amazing prizes from Torklift. We're wrapping FREE prizes and dollar off specials around orange flavored Tootsie Pops in honor of the good ole "orange" state of Florida! Just like the Golden Ticket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, unwrap to see if you've won one of the following sweet prizes:

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• Free GlowStep Revolution step system (we're giving away 30!)
• Free DirtDestroyer
• Free SafeStep
• $100 off the GlowStep Revolution
• $75 off the GlowStep Revolution
• Free Torklift International 40th Anniversary Edition hats

Select participating dealers will be offering a free SafeStep, DirtDestroyer or free installation (limited availability) with purchase of a GlowStep Revolution step system.

The Main Attraction... The GlowStep Revolution!
At the show, you'll see up close the high-quality step system, made right here in America, that provides unparalleled stability and requires no heavy lifting to operate. With 7-inches of vertical elevation adjustment, the GlowStep Revolution steps are easy on the knees and back and connect the RV to the ground eliminating the unsafe diving board effect and clunky booster steps.

Features of the GlowStep Revolution include:

• Only RV step system with 7 inches of vertical precision elevation adjustment
• Unparalleled stability eliminating the unsafe diving board effect
• Direct bolt-on installation easily replaces your factory step systemGlowStep Revolution System
• Earth to RV: Brings step to ground level (No more unsafe booster step)
• Landing gear quickly levels on uneven terrain
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Ground supported connection to RV - No more shaking as people or pets enter and exit
• 7.5-inch step riser height to accommodate those with limited mobility
• Step system accessories: Handrail, pet safety barriers and shoe cleaning attachment
• Made from 100% lightweight aircraft grade aluminum and stainless steel (rust free)
• Designed specifically for all RV towables
• Bushing bearing bolted for maximum stability and longevity - also provides smooth operation when deploying or retracting steps to prevent binding and grinding common with factory steps
• Locking mechanism secures steps for safe travel while improving ground clearance
• SureGrip™ step tread eliminates jagged holes commonly found on factory steps
• Self illuminating steps glow in the dark for up to ten hours with only five minutes of light exposure - no batteries
• Safely enter and exit your RV after dark
• Sold in applications for 2-6 steps
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Legacy step system: With the ability to add or remove steps, take the GlowStep Revolution with you when you trade in for your next RV
• Proudly made in the USA

Click here for more information about the Florida RV SuperShow or call us at 800-246-8132.

 

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The SuperHitch for Ford Excursion is All You Need

Blog 1Not many people know it, but we have released a SuperHitch for the Ford Excursion. While our other Ford SuperHitches are more popular, there is a rising demand for a better hitch for the Excursion. Torklift rose to the occasion and created an Excursion hitch which is part of the SuperHitch Outlaw series. Recently, Ford-Trucks Forum user ExxWhy shared his experience installing the SuperHitch on his 2000 Ford Excursion.

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One of the main reasons why ExxWhy purchased the SuperHitch was because his OEM hitch had a low tow rating. He needed something much stronger for towing with an Excursion and here’s what he had to say:

“Torklift recently came out with a version of their SuperHitch 20K receiver for our Excursions. It's substantially beefier than the factory piece and I think for those of you who tow HEAVY stuff, it's a must have. My 2000 [Excursion hitch] was only rated to 1,000 lbs tongue weight and my trailer is a bit over 1,400. The later years with the larger bolts are still only rated to 1,250. This [SuperHitch 20k] is rated for 2,000 lbs with weight distribution, or 1,700 lbs without!” -ExxWhy

Blog 2With the SuperHitch hitch receiver, you have all the strength you need to allow you to tow at your vehicle’s  weight ratings. It has weight ratings for towing at 20,000 pounds with weight distribution and 17,000 pounds without weight distribution. Also, this 2000 Ford Excursion hitch is completely bolt on so there is no drilling required into the frame of your Excursion. “Bolt up the new 3-piece unit and put all the other pieces back. The tank is a tighter fit to get past the hitch, but otherwise it all works together nicely,” said ExxWhy. More great features of this trailer hitch are that it has a double receiver and has hardened reinforced hitch pin locations to prevent hole elongation known as egging. There’s also an extension for towing available for the SuperHitch called the SuperTruss which gives you extra length for towing if you have an overhang on your truck.

Overall, ExxWhy is happy with his new Ford Excursion hitch replacement, the SuperHitch. Here’s what his final thoughts were on this Ford Excursion Class V hitch:

Blog 3“The overall fit and finish of the hitch is excellent. No drilling required and the hardware is top quality grade 8 stuff. All in all, I am happy with it so far. I plan to take advantage of the extra [receiver] to adapt a bike rack to hang a couple bikes over the hitch.” -ExxWhy

Features of the SuperHitch include:
• SuperHitch frame mounted receiver rated up to 2,000 lbs tongue weight and 20,000 lbs. with weight distribution (17,000 weight carrying) in either the upper or lower receivers (When used without SuperTruss extension.)
• Extension towing capacity up to 12,000 lbs. with 48” SuperTruss receiver extension
• Hardened reinforced hitch pin locations
Both the SuperHitch frame mount receiver and the SuperTruss receiver extensions use industry standard 2” x 2” ballmounts
Specific Torklift tie down fits are available for the SuperHitch Outlaw Series 
 Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Proudly made in the USA

Blog 4† 12,000 lb. pulling capacity, 1,200 tongue wt. achieved only when used with weight distribution type system. See Dealer for details, Weight carrying capacity on 48” extension, 6,000 lb. pull, 600 lb. tongue wt. Consult your vehicle owner’s manual for specific towing capacity. Your truck and trailer weight cannot exceed your vehicle manufacturers towing, cargo, or GCVWR.

“A little follow up after using the SuperHitch for a lil 3700-mile road trip. I LOVE IT!  It's a well-engineered product that I will never have to think much about or wonder if it will break going over the next set of RR tracks. As I already mentioned, if you are towing with tongue weights over 1200 lbs, you really should think about getting one. I hate to think about the consequences of the hitch breaking with a 10,000 lb trailer following along at 60 MPH!” - ExxWhy

If you are interested in towing a trailer with your 2000 Excursion and are wanting a higher towing capacity, then look no further that the SuperHitch. Learn more about the SuperHitch or to purchase, click here to find a dealer near you.

 

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Winter is Coming – Are You Ready to Securely Store Your Truck Camper?

Photo 1Summer was a beautiful season full of warm weather, sun, camping and BBQ. But, time is fickle and seasons come and go. What used to be warm and sunny is now starting to make way to colder weather and snow. Is your trailer or truck camper ready for winter? We know that Jerry Hammond is on top of his truck camper storage with the Camper Packer from Torklift International.

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Setting Up His Truck Camper Storage Stands
Once Jerry received his storage stands, he asked on Rv.net, “how often is it that one does business with a large company and ends up being less than satisfied? Possibly too often! Well, NOT so with my latest transaction with Torklift.”

Family owned and operated, Torklift is proud that we take care of our customers and work hard to make sure they are getting the best product. That includes the Camper Packer camper storage stands featuring special grade treated lumber.

“The package arrived yesterday and I eagerly dove into the assembly. How amazed was I to see the rugged construction of the entire unit. All the parts were there, organized, and instructions with pictures made assembly very easy.” -Jerry
 

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Torklift Strong for Winter
Double the length of a traditional hardware store sawhorses, the Camper Packer is rated to withstand up to 12 times the weight capacity and helps prevent camper frame damage and camper jack stress. Rated at 6,000 pounds capacity per pair, the Camper Packer camper storage is certainly strong enough to support Jerry’s Palomino truck camper.

“This system is rugged, rugged, and I mean rugged. My 2950# camper settled onto the top of this system with ease. You can't go wrong if you purchase this amazing storage system. Built to last and easy to assemble.” –Jerry Hammond

Additional features of the Camper Packer include:
• The only engineered structural support base for truck campers that protects the frame and jacks during storage
• Prevents camper frame damage by redistributing the stress off the four corners of the camper frame and onto the Camper Packer
• Extends the life of your jacks by dramatically reducing wear and stress  
• Safe short and long-term storage solution
• Rated up to 12 times the weight capacity than your typical saw horse at 6,000 lb. capacity per pair
• Measures 50” from side-to-side when completely assembled
• Special treated lumber
• Easy assembly and 100% tool free operation
• Designed to fold up for compact storage when not in use
• 5-year warranty
• Proudly made in the USA

Photo 4Are you prepared for winter camper storage? Looking for a better storage solution during the winter? If you answered no to the first question and yes to the second question, then the Camper Packer is just what you need. Safe for both short and long-term storage, winterizing a camper or just storing it for the weekend has never been easier.

If you are interested in storing your truck camper this winter and want to learn more about the Camper Packer storage stands, click here. Select dealers are now featuring the Camper Packer up to 10 percent off.

Find one of our Certified Dealers near you by visiting our Where to Buy page.

  

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Want More Torklift Fan Mail? Your Wish Is Our Command!

image5Continuing in our “rooftop celebrations” of fan mail similar to Gary McNally’s letter to us, we wanted to share another wonderful letter that came to us from Colorado! Instead of going with ladder/drawbridge-style entryway stored-steps that allow mud, water, salt and other debris to get inside the RV and instead of staying with his factory RV steps, using a RV booster step or choosing another aftermarket RV step system, Brian chose to install the GlowStep Revolution:

“I just purchased and installed the revolution 4-step setup and took our first trip with them, for a week-long trip for spring break, down to Santa Fe, NM. After using them for a full week, which included two kids, two dogs and us two adults, there are some excellent attributes I wanted to send to you.” 
                                                                                – Brian Bleile

Below is a broken down list of Brian’s favorite features of these adjustable trailer steps along with more information about these unique RV steps.

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All Terrain Landing Gear
The GlowStep Revolution step system is the first RV step for towables that is versatile and flexible to adapt to any type of terrain. With the All Terrain Landing Gear adjustable feet, your RV scissor steps connect firmly to ground level and eliminate the unsafe diving board feeling associated with factory trailer steps.


“First off, the landing legs design is absolutely outstanding!! I’m not a disbeliever in the 3-step, steel steps normally found in new trailers today but the fact that there is a very solid “foot” on your steps REALLY keep the trailer from rocking and bouncing when the kids and dogs are running up and down the steps, in and out, 30 times a day. This is truly the best-attribute of these steps.”

–Brian Bleile

The All Terrain Landing Gear leveling feet for RV steps aren’t the only addition available for this step system. There are also accessories that make a complete cleaning and safety support system for your steps. There is the GlowGuide Handrail to make getting in and out of your RV easier and safer, the SafeStep barrier for pet friendly steps and DirtDestroyer which is a shoe cleaning attachment.

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Made from Aluminum
The second aspect of the steps that Brian notes is the fact that the GlowStep Revolution steps are made of 100% lightweight aircraft grade aluminum and stainless steel.

“The second best design item is the aluminum construction. Again, very well designed, built and assembled. Also very solid, they don’t flex or move under my weight (220 Lbs.) and definitely removed over 25 Lbs. of weight from my old steel steps. They’re super easy to put-away and stow! Again, a testament to your design.” 
–Brian Bleile

We couldn’t have said it any better ourselves Brian!

05. GlowStep Revolution

Tread Pattern
These trailer steps also use our SureGrip step tread to eliminate the jagged holes commonly found on factory steps. Brian said in his letter that, “the tread pattern on the step provides excellent traction and really helped remove those stubborn goat-heads from our shoes after walking the NM trails!” Great for pets and great for removing goat heads from shoes, the GlowStep Revolution is Brian Bleile approved!

Overall, Brian is incredibly happy with his GlowStep Revolution RV steps. Finishing his letter, he states:

“Again, an outstanding design and execution of a 4-step, aluminum, step! The grounded feet design is truly the best feature in a step that anyone could get today. I say congratulations to you!!” 
– Brian Bleile

Thanks Brian! Congratulations to you on your new steps! We’re happy that you’re enjoying them so much. If you’re interested in the GlowStep Revolution, here are more features for these leveling RV steps:

02. Elevation Diagram• Only RV step system with 7 inches of vertical step elevation adjustment
• Unparalleled stability eliminating the unsafe diving board effect
• Earth to RV: Brings step to ground level (No more unsafe booster step)
• Landing gear quickly levels on uneven terrain (included)
• Step system accessories: Handrail, pet safety barriers and shoe cleaning attachment
• Made from lightweight aircraft grade aluminum (rust free)
• Works on side entry truck campers and towables
• Bushing bearing bolted for maximum stability and longevity
• Glows in the dark for up to 10 hours with only five minutes of light exposure
• Secures into place via locking mechanism
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Proudly made in the USA 

If you’re tired of living with a trailer booster step or constantly having to fix broken RV Steps, contact us for more information. You can reach us at support@torklift.com or call our Tech Support at 800-246-8132. We are more than happy to help you step up your RV lifestyle and upgrade to the GlowStep Revolution leveling RV steps.

 

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Lock and Load Stops His Generator Theft!

Lock and Load 1When an unknown thief attempted to steal one of our customer’s generators, we were excited to know the thief couldn’t get past our Lock and Load generator security tray.

“Somebody tried to steal my Champion Power Equipment 73540i 2000watt portable inverter generator from the Torklift Lock and Load Maximum Security Cargo Tray attached to the front hitch receiver of the truck in the driveway. The culprit never succeeded in stealing the generator but took the five-gallon gas can instead that was only secured to the tray by a ratchet strap.” –John Patterson

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Wow John! It’s unfortunate to hear that someone tried to steal your generator, but we’re happy to hear that the Lock and Load hitch mounted cargo carrier did its job and kept your Champion generator safe from theft!

Last Christmas, Torklift International was able to play Santa Claus to a deserving customer whose only wish was to get a Lock and Load generator tray for Christmas. You can read the whole story here, but in the spirit of Christmas, we secretly sent him the Lock and Load locking cargo tray. He absolutely loved his surprise and has been updating us on how much he loves his Lock and Load since then. We are excited our Christmas gift stood the test of thievery.

Lockable for Your Peace of Mind
One of the best features of the Lock and Load is that it is lockable to prevent costly generator theft. The Lock and Load comes with a high security tamper-proof lock that makes it so your generator doesn’t get stolen. John learned that the best kind of theft prevention is this generator tray:

“I'm hoping that big puck lock securing the generator to the tray helped convince the perpetrator to give up and just take the gas can instead. The additional security measures of the cable lock give me a little more piece of mind. The Lock and Load in my opinion is a very capable product of preventing theft of your expensive generator.” –John Patterson

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Easy to use – Install it, then forget about it!
This receiver hitch generator tray mounts easily into front or rear standard 2” x 2” receiver hitches and allowsyou to lock, store and run your generator and other motorized equipment simultaneously. You can even leave your generator in the hitch mounted cargo carrier – no more heavy lifting! All in all, John is incredibly happy with his generator carrier and finished his message with this wonderful statement:

“The Lock and Load Maximum Security Cargo Tray is an incredible product that Torklift has devised to help alleviate theft of expensive generators and anything else of value for that matter. Thanks again Torklift.” –John Patterson   

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Lock and Load features include: 

• Protect costly generators, camping gear, welders, tool boxes, plasma cutters and more from theft
• Allows you to lock, store and run your generator and other motorized equipment simultaneously
• Avoid exhaust fumes and stains by permanently storing your generator while on the road or off the grid
• No more heavy lifting – your generator stays on the tray even while running
• Features a safety visual sight indicator to prevent risk of damage while driving (Part #A7752)
• License plate relocation holes to attach license plate (Part #A7752)
• Mounts easily into front and rear receiver hitches
• Fits most common generators
• High security tamper proof puck lock included
• Cargo tray dimensions:27-13/16 L" x 23-1/2"W x 23” H
• Maximum security strap adjusts to secure multiple objects (extra security straps sold separately) 6-5/8”L x 13-5/8”W x 13-1/8”H to 27-13/16 L" x 23-1/2"W x 23”H
• Available in high impact powder coat steel
• Legendary Lifetime Warranty
• Proudly made in the USA

If you have been looking for new generator storage or are wanting to prevent generator theft, now is the time to check out the Lock and Load so your generator is stored safely this winter. If you want to learn more, click here.

If you are looking to store a smaller generator, the Lock and Load is available in a smaller size. The Lock and Load SideKick is 21.25” x 16.125” and fits all front or rear 2” x 2” mounted trailer hitches. More features can be found here.

Participating dealers are featuring the Lock and Load and smaller version the Lock and Load SideKick RV cargo carrier 10% off for a limited time here. If you want to wait until Christmas for your Lock and Load present – find a Certified Dealer near you by visiting our Where to Buy page and save it for later!

  

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Find new roads with a receiver hitch for Chevy that’s ‘Like a Rock’

There’s a lot to consider when outfitting your Chevy/GMC truck to haul your weekend toys around. From horse trailers to boat trailers, wave runners to campers, you don’t just need a truck that can handle the weight; you need a hitch that can handle it, too.

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Chevrolet truck towing boat and hauling camper

Focus on the road, not what’s behind you
chevy-logoAt Torklift International, we’ve already considered the strength required for your Chevy truck. With that in mind, we’ve developed the high performance, super strength line of receiver hitches featured in the SuperHitch Outlaw Series to carry the load efficiently, safely and effectively. Let’s take a look at the features of Torklift SuperHitch and specifically, why we engineer our designs to work with your Chevy/GMC truck.

Pull your own weight
Depending on what you’re planning to tow, it’s important to select the right receiver hitch based on your truck model and towing needs. Torklift International manufacturers several Chevy truck receiver hitches. Each trailer hitch is made with dual, vertical-stacked receivers that are industry standard 2-inch by 2-inch in size. Both receiver channels boast the same maximum capacity for both upper and lower, so you have the freedom to use as you please. It’s often convenient to use the upper receiver for accessories while towing from the lower receiver. Oh, the possibilities.

Chevy/GMC truck hitches:

superhitch-magnum1SuperHitch Magnum 30K installs on…
Chevrolet 2500 truck
Chevrolet 3500 truck
Chevrolet Kodiak cab & chassis

SuperHitch Magnum 30K’s frame-mounted receiver is rated up to 30,000 pounds and 3,000 pounds tongue weight when used with weight distribution. Also known as the heartbeat of America, the Chevy truck applications for SuperHitch Magnum 30K don’t require drilling into the Chevrolet truck frame. The SuperHitch Magnum Chevy hitch works with your Chevy/GMC truck to maximize its towing capability. The heavy-duty crossbar and dual receiver channels make the Magnum 30K the highest capacity towing hitch you can find.

superhitch-orig1SuperHitch Original 20K installs on…
Chevy/GMC 2500 truck
Chevy/GMC 3500 truck

SuperHitch Original 20K frame-mounted receiver hitch is rated up to 20,000 pounds towing and 2,000 pounds tongue weight with weight distribution.


SuperHitch Hero 15K installs on…
Chevy/GMC 1500 truck


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Built for half-ton trucks, The SuperHitch Hero 15K is rated at 1,500 pounds tongue weight and 15,000 pounds of towing capacity when used with a weight distribution system. The Hero receiver hitch is the first Torklift International SuperHitch created for half-ton trucks including Chevy/GMC, all of which do not require drilling to install.

Hitch applications vary depending on truck model, bed length and light duty/heavy duty Chevy trucks. To find the right fit for your Chevy or GMC truck, click here.

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One of the unique features found on the new 2015 Chevy Silverado is what’s called a Stabilitrak.* This new feature attempts to control trailer sway to “enhance driver confidence while towing a trailer” and by sensing trailer sway, it has the ability to intervene with your truck brakes, reduce engine power and bring your trailer under control again.

This is great news, because when used with a Torklift SuperHitch your safety features just doubled in strength and security. Not only have you reduced any adverse towing effects, but the movement that causes “egging” or elongation is eliminated. Only found on Torklift hitches, reinforced hitch pin locations prevent this type of wear from towing with a Chevy.

If you often tow a trailer or haul a camper with your Chevy truck, look into a simple suspension fix to eliminate excessive sway, body roll and porpoising. Even with the Stabilitrak feature on recent Chevy truck models, the Torklift International StableLoad Suspension Stabilizer has proven to enhance your ride quality when towing or hauling.

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We know that several of our customers are Team Chevy and because of that, we design and engineer our products specific to fit your vehicle. We want you to be Team Torklift, because we know that once you’ve used a SuperHitch, you’ll never hitch your trailer with anyone else’s again.

Other great features of the SuperHitch designed for Chevy:

  1. SuperHitch frame-mounted receivers use industry standard 2” x 2” ball mounts Dual receiver provides options for height variance, therefore reducing the need for more than one ball mount
  2. Reinforced hitch pin locations prevent ‘egging’ or elongation
  3. Pre-drilled for Torklift Camper Tie Downs
  4. Compatible with SuperTruss receiver hitch extensions available in 8 different lengths from 21” to 60” (sold separately)
  5. No-Drill hitch applications available
  6. Legendary Lifetime Warranty

Our country, Our truck
Chevrolet is known for its American pride and deep American roots. Here at Torklift, we can relate. We are just as proud and find it very meaningful to manufacture products on American soil. Made by American families for American families, Torklift only makes products you can trust.

Does your Chevy run deep?

Hitch up your Chevy with the best that it deserves. Don’t hold back. Let the SuperHitch Outlaw Series help you find new roads with your Chevrolet.

To learn more about the SuperHitch Outlaw Series that includes hitches for Chevy trucks, click here.

*Stabilitrak is a Chevrolet patented name

 


 

Tamy finalWritten by Tamara Williams:
Currently Tamara Williams studies English at Arizona State University. She is a writing professional specializing in technical writing and SEO blogging for small businesses. Tamara also works with Project Pen, an innovative program for inmates at New Mexico and Arizona prison systems editing and providing feedback for their essays, poems, short and non-fiction stories.

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SuperHitch for Ford Trucks: Trailer hitches that are built for a Ford tough truck

ford-truckFord F-150 truckJust like truck manufacturers, Torklift International understands the importance of brand loyalty. Whether you’re a Ford, Chevy or Dodge RAM kind of person, Torklift has the hitch to fit your truck.

The Ford F-150 is the #1 selling truck in the business and at Torklift International we pay attention to those trends. If quality trucks are “Built Ford Tough” then Torklift has the toughest receiver hitches in the industry to match those same standards you’d expect from Ford.

Using high tech computer, physical lab and rigorous field test engineering, our high capacity SuperHitch Outlaw Series includes the beefiest receiver hitches, hitch receiver extensions and a monster weight distribution system. We also offer top notch wiring harnesses, pintle hook and ballmount adapters and accessories that satisfy your towing needs.

More than just a truck

Maybe you use your Ford truck to tow or haul for recreational activities. Truck camper for camping? Speedboat for the family? To some folks a truck is just a set of wheels to get from point A to point B. Perhaps you use your truck for work, constantly hauling and towing equipment.

ford-truck-hitchHitches for Ford trucksFor most Ford truck owners it’s much more personal than that. It’s not just any old truck. It’s a lifestyle. It’s both memories and nostalgia and the possibility of future adventures. That’s why we engineer our hitches with both our customers and their trucks in mind. Whether you are passionate about your Ford truck or not so much, we build Ford truck hitches that support you for a lifetime.

 

Quality comes in all sizes
Newer Ford trucks have more towing capacity than ever before. That’s why we know you’re going to require the high quality and heavy-duty capabilities of the SuperHitch for all your towing needs.

Torklift International manufacturers several hitches for Ford trucks:

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Ford F-150 truck     =     SuperHitch Hero 15K 




Built for half-ton trucks, The SuperHitch Hero 15K is rated at 1,500 pounds tongue weight and 15,000 pounds of towing capacity when used with a weight distribution system. The Hero is the first Torklift International SuperHitch created for half-ton trucks including Ford. Click here to see why we call this hitch the “Hero”.

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Ford F-250 truck
Ford F-350 truck
Ford F-450 truck     =     SuperHitch Original 20K
Ford F-550 truck
Ford Excursion

SuperHitch Original 20K frame-mounted receiver hitch is rated up to 20,000 pounds towing and 2,000 pounds tongue weight with weight distribution in either the upper or lower receivers. That’s right, the dual channel receivers on each SuperHitch give you the freedom to expand your towing possibilities. Use the upper receiver for accessories while towing from the lower receiver.
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Ford F-250 truck
Ford F-350 truck
Ford F-450 truck     =     SuperHitch Magnum 30K
Ford F-550 truck


As the head honcho of Torklift’s Outlaw Towing Series, the SuperHitch Magnum 30K tows what? Cue jaw drop…. An incredible 30,000 pounds!* A hitch on steroids, this big boy can also handle a tongue weight of 3,000 pounds.* Those that tow regularly know the importance of tongue weight. Put those worries to rest with the Magnum 30K hitch receiver on Ford trucks.

If you plan to use a towing extension, the SuperHitch SuperTruss is a dual-trussed extension that fits perfectly into the SuperHitch. It’s a match made in heaven, really. With a reputation for strength, using any other hitch extension configuration would be disappointing to any Ford truck owner.

* When used with weight distribution system.

For specific details on Ford truck hitch applications, click here.

You know we’re all about that base
Torklift knows life is complicated enough and more often than not, simplicity is the base of all solutions. Our engineers keep you in mind with every improvement, every new product and every installation. Our hitch designs are truck specific to make each application a perfect fit and most installations bolt onto the frame with no drilling necessary.

weberHaul a camper while towing with a Ford truckWe stick to the basics and emphasize strength when it comes to building a good hitch. Here’s what you can expect from your Ford truck’s SuperHitch:

  1. Patented dual receiver design (2" upper and 2" lower) to max out class-five hitch capacities
  2. SuperHitch Outlaw Series has the only hitches in the industry with reinforced hitch pin locations to prevent elongated “egging,” saving you time and money in the long run
  3. Most applications are bolt-on frame-mounted and don't require drilling
  4. Compatible with industry standard ball mounts
  5. Backed by the Torklift International Legendary Lifetime Warranty
  6. Proudly Made in the USA

It’s easy to see why the receiver hitches in the SuperHitch Outlaw Series are built to last.

Just like your Ford.

To learn more about the Outlaw Series that includes hitches for Ford trucks, click here.

 


 

Tamy finalWritten by Tamara Williams:
Currently Tamara Williams studies English at Arizona State University. She is a writing professional specializing in technical writing and SEO blogging for small businesses. Tamara also works with Project Pen, an innovative program for inmates at New Mexico and Arizona prison systems editing and providing feedback for their essays, poems, short and non-fiction stories.

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A fresh take on a green idea: PowerArmor Solar

green-ideaAfter hearing of numerous customers’ challenges regarding battery theft from their RVs and trailers, Torklift employee Darrel Hagglund was inspired to begin developing a design that would not only prevent battery theft, but would also extend the life of the battery through the use of solar energy.

 

Solar-panelSolar panel keeps RV batteries healthy

We make it easy to be energy efficient
While the use of solar panels on RVs isn’t new, saving energy by combining security and improving the effectiveness of battery life is a fresh take on efficiency.  Not only will you sleep better knowing that your battery is safe from thieves but when the mercury climbs, the new PowerArmor Solar provides a 400% increased battery life on RV batteries, allowing you to turn up the heater to stay warm and comfortable all night without the worry of running out of juice.

Keeping it simple
Multiple PowerArmor Solar sizes are available to accommodate up to five spare batteries.  Each PowerArmor Solar battery box uses a Zamp Solar 10-Watt solar panel to trickle charge the batteries. The locking battery box is made with heavy gauge diamond plate aluminum and bolts easily to your RV, truck, van or camper bumper with a unique slide top for easy storage access.  Designed to securely store batteries, trailer hitch parts and camping gear, PowerArmor Solar is easy to clean and available in bright tread diamond plate with black high impact powder-coated trim. The larger-sized box, PowerArmor MAX, comes with adjustable dividers to customize your storage needs.

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Power Armor Solar protects and extends the life of your batteries

Ask and you shall receive
While many outdoor enthusiasts might consider RV camping downright sacrilegious, there are still a lot of us who want to enjoy the great outdoors with some of the comforts of home in an RV. With some of these latest and innovative gadgets to hit the market in the RV world this year, not only can they make the experience more enjoyable; now you can extend your stays, save money and keep your belongings safe and secure.

mega-phoneAt Torklift International, a family-owned company since 1976, we take customer suggestions and needs into great consideration. PowerArmor Solar is one example of how, by listening to the needs of our customers, Torklift can make camping easier and more fun for the entire family.  The PowerArmor Solar comes with Torklift’s Legendary Lifetime Warranty and is proudly made in the USA.

Click here to learn more about the PowerArmor Solar battery box.


 

Tamy finalWritten by Tamara Williams:
Currently Tamara Williams studies English at Arizona State University. She is a writing professional specializing in technical writing and SEO blogging for small businesses. Tamara also works with Project Pen, an innovative program for inmates at New Mexico and Arizona prison systems editing and providing feedback for their essays, poems, short and non-fiction stories.

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Breaking Bad... by Torklift Jen

Don’t worry, this isn’t a spoiler!DSCN3851

I was surprised to find out that my innocent looking propane tank and auxiliary battery can live out a sordid existence in the wrong hands.

I guess I thought that theft of these items would be due to someone who needed to BBQ more than me or maybe he/she had unfortunately left their headlights on somewhere.

But no, these items are being targeted for use in the manufacture of methamphetamine and other drugs.

They are an easy target on RVs, because of the vacancy and remote storage of some units and convenience of the items exposed.

These thefts and associated tampering can cause hundreds of dollars in damage and costly repairs due to cut wiring and the not so careful removal of your possessions.  You can keep a step ahead of the bad guys and break the chain of these crimes, without anymore broken and cut chains.  Torklift has made specific products for thwarting these kinds of thefts and keeping your possessions safe under lock and key.

The Fortress GasLock is the first of its kind propane tank lock that allows your tanks to be securely locked when mounted to trailers, towables and RVs.

The PowerArmor locking battery box series is a great looking addition to your RV-set-up and can be used to secure other valuable items as well.

HiddenPower is an under-bed battery mount.  Hidden from theft; your extra battery is mounted in a stealth location under the bed and conveniently accessible for extra power when needed.

These and other security minded products are available to keep your investments safe.   See our website for the full line of lockable products.

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Heavy Medals... by Torklift Jen

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Torklift International has won some major awards this year as a leader in  manufacturing and business achievement, and we have another announcement to add to these list of honors.

 

We were recently named exporter of the year by the World Trade Center- Tacoma Division.

 

 

 

We have had tremendous growth and that includes trade in the world arena.

 

Torklift began exporting internationally in 2005 and through the economic downturn of 2009 remained increasingly profitable.  Our products are sold in Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Dubai, Spain, Britain and Belgium.  Russia is the newest market this year.Globe Awards 2013 - Torklift 006-(ZF-1608-87742-1-022)

 

The spirit of these achievements is born in the commitment to build the safest, best quality, and innovative designs and to overachieve our expectations daily.

 

Our General Manager, Jay Taylor, promises, “We will continue to grow our company so we can continue to grow our community.”

 

 

See the feature in RV Pro - http://rv-pro.com/news/torklift-international-named-exporter-of-year

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Guest — BlazingWest
RV Pro says "The previous recipient of the award was Boeing..." Pretty prestigious award!
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 18:07
Guest — torkliftjen
We are definitely in good company. Thank you!
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 10:47
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