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Old 02-19-2006, 11:32 AM   #1
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79 Winnebago 11' slide in. What the best jacks to us with this old beast. currently using the homemade winch/cable set-up which really sucks. It will be used on an 04 Dodge dually. Keep in mind the budget isn't large.
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79 Winnebago 11' slide in. What the best jacks to us with this old beast. currently using the homemade winch/cable set-up which really sucks. It will be used on an 04 Dodge dually. Keep in mind the budget isn't large.
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Old 02-20-2006, 07:45 AM   #3
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Well you could check out e-bay. Or do some searching on Google looking for camper jacks. Atwood will be the best new ones. Try some of the RV repair places and then try some of the RV "surplus" yards that are starting to appear.
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Thx for the response, maybe I should elaborate. I need to know if the corner jacks would work on this old camper or do you guys in the ''know'' think Id be better off with the cheapest version ( better than the cable thing i got)? Electric jacks are not an option for me. Basically I am looking for opinions on safe manual jacks for an old camper being loaded/unloaded on a dually. The loading point and unloading point will be at the house before and after each camping trip. Gotta get the Dodge paid for then the "cool" slide-in will be in the works.
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You will need to get someone to fabricate corner brackets for the camper if you wish to switch to 4 corner jacks if the unit currently does not have corner brackets.

My recommendation on design would be to have ones made that both bolt to the corners, but also go up underneath the overhanging edge and bolt into the structural members there. Units that weren't originally built with corner jacks don't always have structural members strong enough in the corners to support the camper on using traditional brackets.

If you're willing to do that, then you can get a cheaper set of Hydraulic or Manual Jacks to put on the corners.
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Agree with Joseph, don't forget to add the width extenders on the jacks due to the extra width of the dually fenders.
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