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      Harvey Shaw

      It seems we solved this problem with the frame made of 2 x 4s shown in photos. We’ve just been out 3 weeks and on some pretty rough roads. The cabover didn’t hit the roof once. Before besides hitting the roof on bumps, even at slow speeds, at times the cabover could be seen through the windshield. Now I just need to work on the lateral movement. I have about 1 1/2 inches total between the wheels and the TC moved right so that the tiedown was just about hitting the truck, almost so that it looked like I couldn’t get the pin out to open the lever but managed.

      Hope this helps others.

    • #54038

      This looks good, especially if there is no cab touching under any circumstances.
      Is that strips of stair tread friction tape along the side?
      If you have 1-1/2 inches total between the wheel wells, why not just drop in the vertical mode, 2 foot long, 1×6’s in the spaces between the wheel wells and the camper base just before you hit bottom.
      The other option is to move your centering triangles in a little tighter.
      If you need another 3/8’s inch of altitude and slightly more traction, you might try another bed mat on top of what you have already.
      The only downside is you must be very exacting and be dead center when you lower the box onto the bed. The camper can be slightly pushed side to side by a 2nd person if it is off a little as you lower.

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