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Recommended Front Camper Tie Downs and Electrical for Lance Camper in 2021 Ford F-350  


New 2021 F350 crew cab 6.2L Superduty with 8 aluminum bed. Need to move a 2003 Lance Lite 815-86 camper from my existing 2011 F250 SD, which currently uses Happijac tie downs - Im not sure if these will work with the aluminum bed. Please recommend front tie down options, both stake pocket types - if they wont damage the bed - and frame mounted types. [I plan to reuse the old bumper mount brackets on the rear, as they work well.] Also if you sell the truck-side electrical connector that will fit a Lance, please give me info on that. Thanks


Expert Reply:

We do have the parts you're seeking for your 2021 Ford F-350. If you wanted a stake pocket tie down, the Brophy Stake Pocket Mounted Camper Tie Downs - Bed Mount - Black Powder Coated Steel - Qty 4 # TDSF are a universal solution that would work well; the only draw back to these is that they are permanently installed and do require drilling to install. For a frame mounted solution I recommend using the TorkLift Custom Frame-Mounted Camper Tie-Downs - Front # TLF2021, which will offer you a no-drill installation. It should be noted that these will not fit vehicles with factory flip-out steps that are mounted under the bed, so if you have that feature, let me know and I can look for an alternative solution.

For the electrical solution, it looks like Lance does have a proprietary plug that is different from a standard 6-way or 7-way round and you might notice it doesn't fit the factory 7-way on your 2021 F-350. If your Lance camper has a 7-way round, then you can use adapter # 47595. If you have a 6-way plug then you will use adapter # 47549 or # PK12728.

You may want to consider replacing the special Lance plug with a standard one; I recommend replacing it with # A7WCB which would directly connect to your vehicle 7-way. I attached a wiring article to assist with the pin positions for the factory 7-way pin function locations.

If you also need turnbuckles for these new tie downs, I recommend using the TorkLift Locking FastGun Turnbuckles for Frame-Mounted Tie-Downs # TLS9529-2-LK, which will extend between 25" and 43" and provide you with a durable and secure solution to link your tie downs to the camper.

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