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#1 mobilelists

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 09:48 PM

What is the general rule for traveling with the camper jacks?  Do most people keep them attached to the camper or just take them off and leave them at home?

 

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 10:27 PM

Unless you have need to take your camper off of the truck when camping, then best to leave them at home. There was a fellow on here a while ago that got his jacks tangled into vegetation and kept going -- resulting in severe damage to his camper. Another fellow hit a mailbox. Both campers appeared unusable after that.

 

https://www.wanderth...4689&hl=damaged

 

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https://www.wanderth...4555&hl=damaged


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Posted 16 August 2022 - 10:50 PM

When I had my camper installed by FWC in 2014, I was advised to remove the jacks unless I was going to unload the camper. It made an impression on me when the installer said that it would likely exceed $2000 if someone tapped a jack when trying to pull into an adjacent parking space because corners were really tough to repair.

 

Who was I to argue with a factory service tech.

 

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 11:30 PM

Good points. I tend to fish in wooded areas that have a lot of brush on the sides of the narrow roads. Just was concerned that I was not seeing the bigger picture that might say to carry the jacks. So I will remove them when I finally pick up the camper in a week.


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 12:27 AM

A week! That is pretty exciting. Hope you enjoy your new rig.


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 01:11 AM

Yes it will be fun. Been over a year since I placed the order!
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Posted 17 August 2022 - 02:11 AM

I leave my camper jacks at home. I don’t want to catch them on anything, and also need to save weight. I haul my ATC Bobcat on a Toyota Tacoma.
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Posted 03 September 2022 - 12:44 AM

A week! That is pretty exciting. Hope you enjoy your new rig.

 

 

Yes it will be fun. Been over a year since I placed the order!

 

Oh boy! Congrats on your new camper! :)


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Posted 22 October 2022 - 05:36 PM

Had some time today and finally took a couple pictures of the truck and camper.  So far so good.  I like it and notice there are no jacks mounted.  They are in the barn.  I thank all for the input, as always, you are very helpful.

 

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Posted 22 October 2022 - 06:13 PM

Looks good and nice fit on your truck!


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