I was wondering if they were going to fit in there! I think they are WAY over priced. $20 turnbuckles sure beats $400 fast guns. Thats ALOT of little things for the camper with money left over for BEER! :ylsmoke:Well, I received the FastGuns and I am going to return them.
They are a lot larger than I had expected, and I think it would be mighty hard (impossible) to work with them inside the space available. They are also heavy, weighing 8 pounds for the set. They were a good idea, just not going to work the way I had hoped.
Instead, I am ordering a new set of turnbuckles. I am going with a set of stainless steel turnbuckles with shackle (or jaw) ends. With the shackle ends, even if the turnbuckle dramatically loosens up the camper will still be attached to truck, although loosely. I am also ordering a set of jam nuts for the turnbuckles. Turnbuckles are here at McMaster-Carr.
I added some Jamb nuts on my turnbuckels. They seem to work ok, but am probably going to add a lock washers because they still rattle loose at times. I have a stainless locking carabiner connecting to the camper eye bolt. It then connects to the closed loop end of the turn buckle. The other end of the turnbuckle is just a hook that goes eye bolt to the bed. I figured that if it comes loose it is less likely to unhook from the lower eyebolt than upper. Make sense? Ill try and get a pict up. :snorkel: