...For a semi critical application.
I need to fabricate camper tie downs for my new truck (2009 F350). I'll be modeling them somewhat after the Torklift mountsbut I can't really use those due to apparent clearance issues with the tiedown locations on my camper.
My plan is to use 3/8" plate for the frame plates for the front mounts, and the remainder of the mounts will be made with 2.5", 2" and 1.5" x3/16" wall square tube and 2" x 2" x 3/16" angle. I'll be doing an all welded configuration since I'm not setup for bending plate (yet) or square tube. I'll be TIG welding with 70S2 filler unless there is a need for a different filler.
Is there anything in particular I have to watch out for in this semi-critical application other than the obvious penetration? Any post heat treat, peening, stress relief type stuff?