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#11 DanoT

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 05:02 AM

' haven't taken delivery of camper yet, but has anyone heard of someone needing truck repairs and the shop lacks lift capacity or clearance with a camper on and couldn't work on the truck until the camper was removed? I'd even thought of leaving jacks and hardware in boxes on rear floor of truck, but doubt it's worth it. One reason we bought a Ford truck is that more of their dealers can deal with motorhome chassis, trucks upfitted to ambulances or boxes, etc, so should be able to handle a camper.

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?

I always ask before booking a mechanical appointment, if the shop can lift my truck and camper; most can but some can't.


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#12 larryqp

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 12:57 PM

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 01:17 PM

Thanks all, that was a resounding answer, I'll leave my jacks at home!

 

Now to figure out what to do on the maiden voyage.  I wonder if I can purchase and take delivery of the camper without them.  I'll have a 3,000 mi return trip. Maybe I can buy them separately and have them delivered to the house.


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#14 fuzzymarindave

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:26 PM

Leave the jacks and the tailgate at home.


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#15 fuzzymarindave

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 03:29 PM

Your maiden voyage might be a good exception for the jacks especially if you are careful and don't travel any rugged trails.  There is still a risk of snagging one of them on something.


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#16 rubberlegs

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 04:25 PM

We don’t even own jacks. However, I made some using 4x4 posts and steel plates that have been used twice to check or adjust the camper position. Ours tends to shift to the left. Just shifted t back yesterday.
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Posted 10 May 2021 - 08:55 PM

Now to figure out what to do on the maiden voyage.  I wonder if I can purchase and take delivery of the camper without them.  I'll have a 3,000 mi return trip. Maybe I can buy them separately and have them delivered to the house.

 

For our return trip, we took the tailgate off before going to get the camper and then took the jacks off and put them in the rear seat footwells. 


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Posted 31 May 2021 - 02:03 PM

I take my jacks off after installing my camper each year for the season to save weight.
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