Removable stabilizer jacks

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  1. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    I just watched a YouTube about a guy in Canada making his own camper. One thing he did was make a channel for the stabilizer jack to side in. Seams like a good idea. I have torn off one of my rear jacks twice.
    And here is something else to think about .......... If the dump valve was closer to the tank (on the inside of the frame) an adapter for the hose could be made. The gray water tank valves are usually closer to the tire so clearance isn't a problem but the hose would have to moved to the gray tank valve for drain and flushing ........
    I control my black tank valve with a rod to the rear bumper so moving that would not be a problem ....... but I would just have to struggle putting the hose on and off.
    Just thinking out loud.
    Have to protect my low hanging fruit.
     
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    Got a link to that video?
     
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    Axel flip to gain more clearance?
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    I don't agree with everything he is doing ......... interesting
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    My trailer have side frame mounted torque flex rubber axles ....no springs and the front and rear sections of the frame bolt to the axle flanges. .dumb idea if you ask me
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    I used to set up a trailer that had a side wind pipe mount jack mounted on each corner. They had plenty of ground clearance when turned sideways.
     
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    That is exactly how I built my camper!
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    what do you think about the jack mounts?
     
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    So no lift possible. Can you move up a tire size ?
     
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    Nice but I can see them getting left behind at a campground.
     
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    @popup-flyer yup, that's basically the same thing as what the guy in the video was using.
     
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    In hind-site making them like that would have been considerably cheaper :D
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    $100.00 for 2 wow ........... there is a set on EBay now for 75. Saveajack

    How about this idea ............ Install mounting bolts hanging down from frame and lock in place with a jam (thin nut) and with a hole drilled in the ends hanging down ...... install the jack ...... insert hairpin clip, etc in the hole (to hold jack in place) ........crank up jack .......
     

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