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Best ways to support the FWC off the truck?


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#1 PJorgen

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:49 PM

I've never taken my FWC off my truck, but looks like I might need to do that in the near future.  I'll probably want to access the camper while it's off so I realize I need to support the base.  I'm trying to figure the best way to do this and have reviewed a number of posts on the topic.  Not sure what to do so am looking for suggestions.

 

I have some constraints on my situation, primarily that I have to be able to carry the support structure with me to the somewhat remote location where I will be removing the camper.  That eliminates bulky solutions like a stack of pallets or cinder blocks.  I was thinking of a pair of folding saw horses from Home Depot, they will support up 750lbs/pair, which seems reasonable as the jacks will continue to support some weight as well.  But, most are about 30" high which seems too tall for easy access.  

 

Any ideas for a collapsible lightweight support structure?   


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#2 PaulT

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:16 PM

This thread may provide some insight. Look at the image in post #11 for a diagram. 

 

To sleep in the cab over when supported by the plywood structures, there may be a need for an additional support for the cabover to prevent tipping forward.

 

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#3 pvstoy

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:31 AM

A sheet of plywood and floor jack? Or anything handy where you will be.
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#4 BILL98388

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:28 AM

I use the sawhorse solution but I do like PaulT's suggestion about using cut plywood...you could put the plywood in the truck bed and put the camper on top of it to transport to your remote location.

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