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Old 03-16-2022, 07:47 PM   #1
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Jack Buckets

A question for those of you using either the Ropher or Andersen red jack buckets, are you satisfied? They look very practical and reduce jack extension. But I have seen some shatter, and that would be scary. The Ropher on Amazon are on sale but are a little unknown. I realize you can use wood blocks, but that is much heavier. Thanks!
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Stackable so that means inside area is somewhat hollow
That means that can sink into grass, hot asphalt, soft dirt, sand...basically any surface that is not concrete

I'll stick to my 6"x6"x6" solid wood blocks with rope handles

Place in bed of truck...easy to retrieve when setting up
YES...less extension on landing gear legs/stabilizers the more solid set up
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We have used the Anderson buckets for three years now with no problems. I purchased them used so they have had plenty of use over a variety of surfaces. No more clunky blocks for me.
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I bought my first set about 5 years ago. They all managed to break their bottom rim, mostly due to use on gravel IMO. I sent Andersen an email and received 4 new ones in a short time. Great customer service. The new ones are much heavier and I've been using them for a couple of years now without a problem. I'm very happy with how they work and find them much easier to pack around and set up than when I was packing 6" blocking for each leg.
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You can't use them on dirt, gravel or grass. They have to have a solid surface under them or they can be crushed.

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You can't use them on dirt, gravel or grass. They have to have a solid surface under them or they can be crushed.

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Yep. Seems like another item is needed to protect the bottom such a dense rubber jack mat.
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I've set up my trailer probably 100 times with them, and always use 14"◊14" plastic pads under them because, yes, I've seen people crack the bottom rim from uneven surfaces.
The only problem I've had is that the screws that hold the magnets in will rust. I called Andersen and they sent me new magnets and screws.
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That's a no from me....I'll stick to my trusty wood blocks.
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I have used the newer Andersen buckets on the front landing gear of my 5er for about a year.

I have used them on asphalt, concrete, dirt, and very frequently gravel.

I would not attempt them on grass.

They have shown no signs of breaking. Perhaps the design was changed at some point.
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Anderson buckets

We are starting our second year with the Anderson buckets.
They have held up very well on all surfaces.
They came with the door mat, that we don't use.
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I did buy the jack buckets and love them. Greatly reduces jack travel and leveling time. To protect the bottom, I got some Ekon rubber pads from Amazon to put under each one.
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think about this..... if you back under trailer and accidently push the trailer off the buckets how tall is the bucket and do I have enough clearance to have it fall and NOT Damage the bed of my truck? I know an owner of a RAM truck that can tell you from experience you need wheel chocks to avoid this problem. any block or bucket taller then 5" is not going under my trailer legs.
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think about this..... if you back under trailer and accidently push the trailer off the buckets how tall is the bucket and do I have enough clearance to have it fall and NOT Damage the bed of my truck? I know an owner of a RAM truck that can tell you from experience you need wheel chocks to avoid this problem. any block or bucket taller then 5" is not going under my trailer legs.
Valid concern. However, I do use wheel chocks. Granted accidents happen, however, I always back under the pin box very slowly and immediately stop upon the jaws locking. I also have an air hitch in the bed and very little "force" is needed to lock the jaws since the hitch is compressed as you back under it.
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Stackable so that means inside area is somewhat hollow
That means that can sink into grass, hot asphalt, soft dirt, sand...basically any surface that is not concrete

I'll stick to my 6"x6"x6" solid wood blocks with rope handles

Place in bed of truck...easy to retrieve when setting up
YES...less extension on landing gear legs/stabilizers the more solid set up
X2, canít beat wooden blocks. The only down side is they are heavier the good news is they wonít blow out of the truck bed. Keep all those blocks organized in one of those plastic crates.
I do own the Andersen Buckets and l really like them with a piece of rubber stall mat under them.
They came with our unit though I probably would not have purchased them.
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