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Old 08-01-2010, 05:29 PM   #1
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Leveling Jacks

Although there are some older posts, I have not seen a recent discussion of leveling jacks. Some folks were going to try some electric one but I did not see if they were successful. They sell replacement ones electric and hydraulic for RVs but they are $3000+. With all of the good old American (Canadian and UK too) ingenuity, I am surprised some one has not tackled this issue anyone care to comment?

I am confident someone has engineered a solid, dependable and thrifty solution( other than boards!).

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Old 08-01-2010, 07:05 PM   #2
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Re: Leveling Jacks

ya lately the whole 2x6's under the wheels is all i have been doing. But when using the parents camper and now me with my trailer I need to find something as well. The trailer im just going to buy 4x4's and make some square blocking for the trailer. Its the bus i wonder about. would be nice to have something to securely block the back then have electric or manual crank ones i can attach at the front.

also i found the jacks with the little knob on top that you crank around in circles are hard on the hands. ones with a big bar are better but the ones that you crank in a circle up and down are the best imo.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:25 PM   #3
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Re: Leveling Jacks

I was looking at platform raised by single piston (hydraulic) pushing a scissors arrangement and wondering if that idea (inverted) would work. Specifically I saw a catering truck at the airport that used that mechanism to get to the level they wanted. If you have one front and one back would that work? I guess you would have to be relatively level side to side to begin with and the platforms would just level front to back.
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