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Old 03-10-2015, 08:11 PM   #3001
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Got it ready for a four day camping weekend. 60's/40's = Good to go.
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:01 AM   #3002
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De-winterizing today and getting things loaded up for our first campout this year!
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:13 PM   #3003
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:59 PM   #3004
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Finally able to put my Rock Tamers together. I don't like the little back-and-forth shimmy on the receiver so went to every parts store in town hunting for a receiver clamp but no luck. (So ordering one on-line) The shimmy makes it uneven in the pic and the discovered they are too wide to fit in the truck bed so put up a clamp in the garage for storage. Overall, I really like them and don't think they will hit the bumper while RVing around.Click image for larger version

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Old 03-11-2015, 08:07 PM   #3005
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You can drill & tap the collar of the hitch portion of the flaps and tighten it that way. Similar to what I did to my hitch itself.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:30 PM   #3006
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Swapped out our Pro Series 16K standard hitch for a Pro Series 16K "slider" hitch with my hitch dealer....was having a bumping issue with my folding bed cover on the TV since I had put the TrailAir pin box on.....this looks like it'll get me out of the problem when I'm backing.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:34 PM   #3007
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You can drill & tap the collar of the hitch portion of the flaps and tighten it that way. Similar to what I did to my hitch itself.
I would like to do that...not even sure a hitch bracket would fit because the flaps already take up most of the room. (And I have a skinny, metal shimmy that I tried putting inside the receiver opening when putting in the hitch but it wouldn't fit....frustrating!)

I'm not sure what you did in the picture...did you drill through the truck receiver on the left/right side and then screw in metal screws to hold the hitch tight?
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:27 PM   #3008
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:51 PM   #3009
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Another similar example...I welded a ground down "coupling nut" to the corner of my bike rack receiver (after drilling a hole of course!). I chose the corner to make absolutely sure there was no movement in any direction. Works flawlessly.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:54 PM   #3010
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Snow has melted and spring has sprung here in Missouri. Going to get her out of storage this weekend and prep for another season of lakes, rivers and camping!
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:00 PM   #3011
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We visisted ours last Friday, almost got stuck in the snow. Today the snow is nearly gone, have had some warm days finally! Hopefully bring it home next week for a weekend away.

We were Arctic Temps below 0 for 48 days. Records.
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:22 AM   #3012
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Yeah....I installed my 2 years ago and also had a few self tapping bolts that weren't. They did send me quite a bit of replacement hardware, but by then I got impatient and went to Ace and bought my own. btw...how long did it take you to drill your first hole? It took me quite a while. Something about taking a drill to a brand new camper bothered me.
Actually, I had no difficulty drilling that first hole - maybe that's because all holes had to be drilled underneath... no punching through outer or inner walls. An added tension easer was the fact that the first two holes (in the front and center) were already drilled by the factory!
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Old 03-12-2015, 05:07 PM   #3013
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Old 03-12-2015, 05:22 PM   #3014
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Swept off the roof to inspect for any winter damage. Everything looks good.
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Old 03-12-2015, 05:33 PM   #3015
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Took it camping.
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Old 03-12-2015, 05:47 PM   #3016
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I would like to do that...not even sure a hitch bracket would fit because the flaps already take up most of the room. (And I have a skinny, metal shimmy that I tried putting inside the receiver opening when putting in the hitch but it wouldn't fit....frustrating!)

I'm not sure what you did in the picture...did you drill through the truck receiver on the left/right side and then screw in metal screws to hold the hitch tight?
Just drilled and tapped into the collar on the hitch for a 3/8-16UNC gr8 bolt and locknut.
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Old 03-12-2015, 05:48 PM   #3017
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Took it camping.
Nice looking rig. Like the awning tie downs also!
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:18 PM   #3018
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Thanks, they work awesome! Need to order another set for the 2nd awning though.
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:24 PM   #3019
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Thanks, they work awesome! Need to order another set for the 2nd awning though.
You need a kit or a complete set of poles?
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:33 PM   #3020
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I can't pick up the poles, so it would have to be another set of brackets.
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