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kpdl94

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Posted: 05/25/20 04:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi! I just bought a 1971 Highwayman camper and I'm having a hard time getting it into my truck. Everything has been measured, so it will definitely fit, but one of the jacks keeps tipping over while I'm lifting the camper. The ground isn't perfectly even, but we have paving stones laid down to help with that. I just can't figure out how to arrange the legs of the jacks in a way that will hold the camper steady and also allow my truck to get through. Any advice?

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Posted: 05/25/20 05:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What do you mean "tipping over"
Anyways, always have the fronts a 1" or 2" hight then the rears.

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Posted: 05/25/20 05:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’m assuming this might be a 3 jack system. I can’t really help other than to suggest going on youtube. You’ll be surprised how many examples are on there.


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Posted: 05/25/20 06:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since your experience is zip (or N/A) find an veteran to help.


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Lwiddis wrote:

Since your experience is zip (or N/A) find an veteran to help.


Kinda what he's doing here, no?


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Posted: 05/26/20 03:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

3 jacks or 4? Manual crank I assume; are you cranking 1 at a time or do you have a helper or 2 so they all go up together?

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