Newbie question. I'd like to save the 40-50 lbs if I could.
Do you travel with your jacks?
Posted 06 May 2021 - 10:58 PM
I think most of us don't travel with jacks on. I never do -- no need, for me.
Posted 06 May 2021 - 11:12 PM
Don't have jacks on my camper but wouldn't travel with them.
I learned a good lesson .Back in 1981 we had a hard side camper with the jacks on.
We had stopped at Needles for food and a car backing out of a spot caught the left rear
jack and pulled it out of the camper. No great damage but I was at the start of our trip
and not much I could do with a tweaked jack had to wait to get home to do a good fix.
So if I had jacks would I travel with them,NO.
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Posted 06 May 2021 - 11:14 PM
I remember it because in the beginnings of my FWC travels, I wondered the same as you. This thread made it clear so I have never traveled with the jacks. Too heavy and to likely to cause severe damage to the camper while on or off road. Perhaps I could conjure up the need to have them on, but it would be a rare occurrence to need them and the cost is outweighed by the little benefit.
Posted 06 May 2021 - 11:17 PM
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Power considerations thread - https://www.wanderth...e-power-scotty/
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Posted 07 May 2021 - 01:17 AM
And, if one isn't using camper jacks, is there a need to buy them if you didn't need the truck bed? If an RV repair place needed to remove a camper from a truck, would there be a hefty charge for them to temporarily install jacks?
Edited by michelle_east_county, 07 May 2021 - 01:21 AM.
Posted 07 May 2021 - 01:30 AM
Old camper: No.
New camper: yes, but not because I want to. Being electric they don't come off nearly as easily so I leave them on. Have never used them anywhere but in our driveway.
Where does that road go?
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