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Old 03-06-2007, 12:58 PM   #1
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leveling jacks?

what is everyone using for leveling jacks on a budget?

i'm considering picking up some cheap 3500# drop leg trailer jacks and bolting/welding them to the bumpers at each corner. won't be the prettiest looking thing going down the road, but functional when you get where you're going.

i suppose i could make a trailer hitch type reciever for them so they can be removed when not in use.
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:03 PM   #2
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I think that's a pretty good idea as I was thinking of doing the same thing, just that I was planning on attaching them between all four wheel wells... Again, I was just planning, haven't gotten any real numbers or measurements or anything.... Just planning...
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:48 PM   #3
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What about putting a short bottle jack between the rear springs and the frame?
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Hmmm...

Maybe I just found a new use for my roof raising jacks?


After I complete the Great National Roof Raising Tour, of course.
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:43 PM   #5
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What about putting a short bottle jack between the rear springs and the frame?
...Sounds a little inconvenient to me....


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Why not do like people did before you pushed one button that leveled the RV, popped the slides out, positioned the satellite dish, and made you a latte in your $500,000 rolling condo? What I mean by that is you could just bring some boards along drive on them to level it out. No, it isn't all that convenient, but it's free and it's worked for years.

I don't even bother leveling my bus. There just isn't any reason to. I can understand that you might need to if you have sensitive stuff like a propane fridge, but otherwise the human body is not all that sensitive to a 2 degrre or so incline.
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I don't think the 3500# jacks are strong enough. I have one on a trailer now and it's not very sturdy. The jacks to get are bulldog 10k or 12k with spring loaded drop legs. That's what I had on my dump trailer before some puke stole it. They are strong enough to lift the bus. They are also used on semi trailers. I think they make one that is a 2 speed with a granny low. You will never have to worry about those.
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i agree that driving on top of some boards is a great idea. It's simple and it works....I use that method to level my jacuzzi
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There are even the high class oversized legos for those that want something more "refined" than wood scraps

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The jacks to get are bulldog 10k or 12k with spring loaded drop legs. That's what I had on my dump trailer before some puke stole it. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad They are strong enough to lift the bus. They are also used on semi trailers. I think they make one that is a 2 speed with a granny low. You will never have to worry about those.
I saw a couple of motorized drop legs on eBay... They wanted $250 for each leg... I thought that was a bit much...
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