RULE #1 TAKE YOUR TIME
Any damages, direct or incidental to the installer and/or property due to incorrect installation of any parts are the responsibility of the installer.
Due to the various applications and fitment options available, the responsibility lies with the user to ensure all mounting points are secure and tight before every trip. If unsure, consult with your distributor regarding the operations of our products.
Users are advised to be mindful of the load they are lifting and to ALWAYS LIFT IN A SLOW MANNER.
1.) REMEMBER RULE #1
2.) LOOSEN YOUR LIFTERS 1-2 full turns (counter clockwise) until all 4 bolts that are clamping down your topper are starting to apply lifting pressure.
3.) RAISE LIFTERS (lefty loosey) 1 inch per corner SLOWLY. Lift all 4 corners of your topper enough to slide your cross pipes underneath.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT BRING THE LIFT BOLT COMPLETELY OUT OF THE THREADS WHIILE UNDER ANY WEIGHTED LOAD.
4.) SLIDE IN STAND PIPES across the truck bed (side to side). If you're lifting a camper with a cab overhang (, apply your second stabilizer bar as well. Pipe brackets included.
IMPORTANT: NEVER PLACE HANDS, ARMS, BABY TOE, OR GRANDMAS FAMOUS PUMPKIN PIE BETWEEN YOUR TOPPER AND TRUCK BED WHILE IN THE RAISED POSITION.
5.) SET UP YOUR STANDS on each side of the truck and connect both crossbars (SEE VIDEO HERE for proper assembly instructions). Make sure the distance from your tire and stand pipe on the ground are the same on both sides. Set up your vertical stand pipes in the assembled corner brackets to form a right and left side square.
6.) STABILIZE YOUR STANDS. Attach the provided cross straps on both sides of the truck. Wiggle your stand slightly front to back while tightening your straps.
7.) RAISE YOUR STAND CORNERS 1-2 inches one corner at a time (just like your inside lifters) until your pipes are touching underneath your camper.
8.) LOWER LIFTERS (righty tighty) until your topper is now completely resting on your stands and the lift units are no longer under any load.
PRO-TIP: Your lifter fork will be loose and wiggle a little allowing for an easier release.
9.) PULL YOUR PIN AND DISENGAGE the lift fork from camper stud. Remove lifting bolt and guide bar by completely unscrewing in counterclockwise rotation. You're taking them completely out so there's nothing protruding above your truck bed when driving out.
PRO-TIP: Set these parts inside your topper so you don't lose them.
10.) MAKE SURE YOU HAVE NOTHING IN THE WAY! Before driving away, double check the clearance between your topper and truck bed and that there’s nothing in the way. Some truck suspension systems will decompress more than others.
PRO-TIP: You can raise your topper even more with the stand bolt if you need more clearance.
11.) DRIVE OUT HALF WAY. Slow and steady wins the race. The best practice, is slowly removing braking pressure to glide out as slow as possible without slamming on your brake peddle. Once you're half way out, put your rear (side to side) cross straps on.
PRO-TIP: Remember rule #1 up above?
12.) CONTINUE TO DRIVE OUT SLOWLY. Once you're clear of the stands, apply your last 2 cross straps. You should now have 8 cross straps snug and not over tightened.
YOU TOOK YOUR TOP OFF
1.) REMOVE FRONT AND REAR CROSS STRAPS so you can back in.
IMPORTANT: Double check your trucks bed height before backing underneath the first cross bar, as it may have risen due to your suspension not having weight for multiple days.
2.) SLOWLY BACK UP and line up your truck to your camper. Get out and check that you are as closely lined up as you can get. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to move the stands side to side to line up your lifters after you’ve backed in.
PRO-TIP: Aligning your camper front to back (aligning your lifters inside your truck bed) is more important than side to side.
ONCE ALIGNED, SHUT OFF TRUCK AND PULL PARKING BRAKE.
3.) LOOSEN YOUR LEFT/RIGHT CROSS STRAPS, allowing your stand to have movement front to back and side to side (This is normal as we made the stand connections with these tolerances for a reason). Climb into your truck bed and loosen (raise/counter clockwise) your lift bolts all the way up aligning your fork to the camper lift stud.
4.) SLIDE YOUR FORKS IN to engage your camper lift stud followed by sliding your safety pin in.
5.) LOWER YOUR STAND CORNERS. Once all 4 lifters are engaged to your camper, you can now lower (clockwise) your stand corners just enough so that the weight of your topper is off the stands.
6.) DISASSEMBLE YOUR STANDS and slide your cross bars out from underneath your topper.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT PLACE HANDS OR ARMS BETWEEN TOPPER AND TRUCK BED WHILE IN THE RAISED POSITION.
7.) SLOWLY LOWER your lift bolts 1” inch at a time in a clockwise or counterclockwise operation until your topper is fully down.
8.) ALIGN YOUR TOPPER and make sure it is in the correct position before tightening all 4 lift bolts down.
IMPORTATNT: DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
YOU PUT YOUR TOP ON.
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