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#1 OFFLINE   ChopperBill

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 04:00 PM

Picture of your ways of keeping the camper from moving around in your truck or getting them centered the first time.
I had the Happi-jac triangle do dads in my first set up. But didn't care for them at all. Messed up the bed for when the camper was unloaded. I was thinking of making some frame work out off some 2x6's and putting them behind and in front of the wheel wells. Will that work?
p.s. I have the spray in liner and tried the rubber mat to no avail. The rubber mat was weathered pretty bad however.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 04:35 PM

Well, this worked for me.



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#3 OFFLINE   ChopperBill

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 04:47 PM

After studying and reading your post I finally figured it out. They are kind of like the Happi-jac deals, only removable. Gives me some food for thought. Good idea using that slick cutting board material.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 07:06 PM

My only concern with anything that centers camper is the load that it is putting on jacks. Would love to be able to place camper in same spot every time it is loaded.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 07:12 PM

It does, Paul, but I find with them there, I tend to get it within a 1/2 inch anyway, so that is not too much of an issue. Their main value is in preventing sideways shifting.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 08:31 PM

About every fifth load I can open gas cap all the way. Would love to find that sweet spot every time. With only an inch clearance on fenders there is not allot of room to play with. Will have to try your setup.

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 07:58 AM

When I was installing my Happijacks for our camper ( this is a new set up for us) I had a few questions specific to our Bigfoot camper and Happijacks. They emailed back the technical info I was looking for plus added that some Bigfoot owners have problems with the camper moving around with the HJ system. Bigfoot recommended placing a 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 between the wheel well and the camper. The board has a piece of carpet or plastic board ( we call it puck board up here) attached to one side or both sides of the board depending on avaiable width. This way, you load the camper, then slip the boards in place. Sorry I can't report how well they work yet. Big trip starts next Wednesday. Yahoooooooo

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 05:40 AM

One of the slick inexpensive ways I have seen a camper centered is to take a thin plywood like 1/2", and screw it to the bottom of the camper. You can let the plywood stick out the side the whole length and also stick out forward on the floor. It fits fairly tight against the wheel wells stopping the side to side shifting, also acting like a guide when you back in keeping the coach away from the wheel wells. The part that sticks forward helps hold back the camper from the trucks front wall, will maintaing pressure on the lower part of the front of the box. It can be set so whatever bumpers are on the front have a little pressure. Works well, and is not expensive way to protect the truck and camper. Can paint it so it blends in with the camper when it is off the truck. It does not work for all campers, like the fiberglass molded ones, however works well on many others.




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