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Old 06-02-2011, 09:03 AM   #1
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Mounting scissor jacks on E450?

I'm interested only on where to mount scissor jacks on a Ford E450 frame. Can they be mounted with C clamps?
Just this info only. I know all the pros of having an auto system just as HWH , Bigfoot & etc. Right now I am thinking cheap.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:25 AM   #2
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Hi Dave
Mounted my jacks on frame where the frame extension is located. Be sure to mount on the frame and not the extension.
Just drilled holes into the frame and used bolts (4 per jack) that came with the jacks.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:19 PM   #3
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I looked over my frame & decided the only spot to mount the front jacks would be on the frame just behind cab doors. In the rear, about 6 feet behind rear wheels. U bolts are out, don't know why I thought I could do that! I really don't think welding would be a good idea. Bolting them to the frame would be the only way. Just not a lot of choices on where to put them. Having own a class A with leveling jacks, they really don't stabilize. All it it takes, is one jack to settle about 1/8 inch for the rock & rolling to start.
I can't see how a person would mount Bal OTG?
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These clamps, with the pads reversed so they act like spreaders, won't level your motorhome but they will stabilize it so that when someone rolls over in the bed over the cab you won't feel it in the rest of the motorhome. Cheap and easy to use, no bending to crank and go on-off in seconds.
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Thats sounds about where the factory mounted mine. Remember to use LOCTITE and triple check inside the frame rail for wires and pipes. You will be amazed at how much stuff is hiding in there.
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These clamps, with the pads reversed so they act like spreaders, won't level your motorhome but they will stabilize it so that when someone rolls over in the bed over the cab you won't feel it in the rest of the motorhome. Cheap and easy to use, no bending to crank and go on-off in seconds.
that's a cool idea.
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When you figure it out, please post. Thanking of doing the same thing.
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:24 AM   #8
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Pics?

I'm looking at installing some scissor jacks to level out my 24' E-450. I'm not so much concerned about rock'n and rollin. More concerned about having a level rv. I spend most of my time camping in state/national parks and those sites are not usually very level (at least here out west).

So, would anyone who has done this on an E-450 mind posting some pics? They'd help me out a lot!

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I looked over my frame & decided the only spot to mount the front jacks would be on the frame just behind cab doors. In the rear, about 6 feet behind rear wheels. U bolts are out, don't know why I thought I could do that! I really don't think welding would be a good idea. Bolting them to the frame would be the only way. Just not a lot of choices on where to put them. Having own a class A with leveling jacks, they really don't stabilize. All it it takes, is one jack to settle about 1/8 inch for the rock & rolling to start.
I can't see how a person would mount Bal OTG?
Hi Dave:
Can we get a update on your jacks?
Are you happy with how you installed them? Are the jacks in the right position on the frame ? Are you hand cranking or did you make an adapter for a drill?
Thanks
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