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fuzzyjeeper
post May 25 2021, 07:34 AM
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Favorite Truck Camper(s): Only ever owned the one I have
Type and Brand of Truck(s) Owned: F150, GMC 2500
Type of Tiedowns used: CR Brophy
Truck and Camper Setup: Valor Camper with 15 GMC 2500



I recently got a new to me truck (15'GMC 2500) - It sits taller unloaded then my old truck and my camper jacks are maxed out getting it on - i could fit a couple sheets of paper between the camper and the truck bed and that is about it.

This isn't a huge deal at home but if I were to unload it at a camp site and it sank any or the ground was sufficiently uneven on the approach i could have trouble getting it reloaded.

The jacks are the manual crank one with removable tripod feet.


I couldnt find any one selling this sort of thing so im guessing the newer jacks must be taller.

I am pretty handy with a welder but I would like to see what other people made to solve this.

So far my best ideal is .120 wall DOM the same size as the existing leg, topped with 3/16 plate cut to the size of the tube, then sleeved with a larger piece of tubing on the top side that extends 6-8" to slide over the existing jack leg for support.

Figure they would be removable that way and plenty strong enough.


Thanks
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2Z Bundok
post May 28 2021, 11:27 AM
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Favorite Truck Camper(s): none yet
Type and Brand of Truck(s) Owned: GMC K2500 6.5td 8' std cab
Type of Tiedowns used: turnbuckle
Truck and Camper Setup: 94 GMC 6.5td w/ 97 Shadow Cruiser



We have the same type of jacks. I cut a slot in a deep well socket to fit over the drive shaft with pin in slot. Adapt socket to battery drill and off (or on) you go! We don't have a height problem but your solution sounds best. I suggest fastening your adapter to the tripods and having a method to verify full jack tube insertion to your stop plate. Fortunately we still have labels on the jacks to show full insertion to the trip-pods
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