When you own a truck camper, you have the advantage of being able to take it off your truck and set it up in a variety of locations. However, before you can do that, you must first properly tie down the slide-out section of your camper. Doing so will ensure that the slide-out remains secure while traveling and will prevent any potential damage to your camper due to shifting during transport.
Before attempting to tie down your slide-out section, make sure you have all the supplies you need. You should have two ratchet straps and two turnbuckles, as well as a pair of gloves and safety glasses. Make sure all the supplies are in good condition before beginning.
Attach Ratchet Straps
Once you have gathered all the supplies, begin by attaching one ratchet strap to each corner of the slide-out section. Make sure each strap is secure by double-checking that each hook is firmly attached to its designated post or point. This will help keep the slide-out from shifting during transportation.
Next, attach one turnbuckle to each ratchet strap, making sure it is firmly secured at both ends. The turnbuckles are designed to help keep tension on the straps and prevent them from loosening during transit. Tighten each turnbuckle until it is secure but not overly tight; over tightening can cause damage to your camper’s frame or walls.
Once all four turnbuckles are securely tightened, put on your safety glasses and gloves before releasing the ratchets on the straps one at a time until they are snug but not overly tight against your camper’s walls or frame. Finally, double check all four straps and turnbuckles to make sure they are securely fastened and ready for travel.
Conclusion: Tying down a slide-out section in a truck camper requires proper materials and techniques in order to ensure its security while traveling. By gathering supplies such as two ratchet straps and two turnbuckles, attaching them securely to each corner of the slide-out section, then tightening them with safety glasses and gloves, you can be certain that your truck camper will remain safe while in transit.