So you have a camper and a truck but how do you attach them? The answer is simple: tie-downs. No matter what type of truck you have, you will need to install four tie-downs to serve as anchor points for your camper. The type you will need will vary, but it is important to note that you will need 2 at the front and 2 at the rear of your truck bed.

Below are four types of tie-downs that you can utilize depending on where you will be mounting them.

Custom-fit, frame-mounted tie-downs

These fit specific vehicles and bolt to the truck’s frame in the front or its hitch in the rear. The benefit lies in that the bracket is attached to your truck via a removable insert so that it can be installed and removed easily.

Frame-Mounted Tie-Downs

Frame-mounted tie-downs provide the strongest base for securing a camper. The lower attachment point distributes weight better, so you get a more stable rig.

Bumper-Mounted Tie-Downs

These attach to your truck’s bumper to provide permanent points for the rear of your camper. They can be paired with either bed-mounted or frame-mounted front tie-downs.

Bed-Mounted Tie-Downs

Bed-mounted tie-downs typically attach to the bed rails of your truck. These either drop into stake pockets and bolt into place (permanent) or clamp onto the rails (removable).

Keep in mind that you can mix these types if you need to, using frame-mounted tie-downs at one end of your camper and bed-mounted at the other.

No matter which you choose, make sure that your camper is sturdy so that you don’t have to worry about it on your adventure. If you have any questions about which is best for you, feel free to contact us!

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