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RedLionCookie

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Posted: 11/14/19 12:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you're going to pull it backwards, would it make more sense to put something under pin to slide on rather than the jacks? Raise the camper up with the jacks, build a "table with a track for the pin to slide down". Retract the jacks so all the weight is on the "table" then pull it back.

Raise it back up, move the table, repeat.

As long as the table is sturdy enough to carry the weight it should work.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6qamcLAVaU

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here's the video link but again money is involved he may not have.

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Maybe if he shared his location one of us could help him.


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RedLionCookie wrote:

If you're going to pull it backwards, would it make more sense to put something under pin to slide on rather than the jacks? Raise the camper up with the jacks, build a "table with a track for the pin to slide down". Retract the jacks so all the weight is on the "table" then pull it back.

Raise it back up, move the table, repeat.

As long as the table is sturdy enough to carry the weight it should work.


This does not sound like a bad idea. But could your "table" be built under the frame? Would not need to be near as tall. Short and sturdy is easier than tall and sturdy.

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JRscrooby wrote:

This does not sound like a bad idea. But could your "table" be built under the frame? Would not need to be near as tall. Short and sturdy is easier than tall and sturdy.


Exactly. But it can be done even with the legs down. How do I know? Several years ago we had a severe failure with the suspension of our fifth wheel in Dalhart, Texas which required our trailer to be "carried" to Amarillo on a low-boy trailer. The driver used boards under the landing gear and very carefully, very slowly, winched the fifth-wheel up onto his trailer.

We still have that same fifth-wheel. No damage in that loading just using the landing legs (set at lowest point)

The "table" would add some protection, but we were on the road and could not await such construction.





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Posted: 11/20/19 01:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bucky wrote:

here's the video link but again money is involved he may not have.

clicky

Maybe if he shared his location one of us could help him.


Bucky & RLC - nothing to do with $$ - power movers (the video) are NOT even close to being the answer - especially on sand...[emoticon]

OP: As noted - SHARE your LOCATION !!...[emoticon]

Maybe someone close by will at least stop by and you and they can scratch your heads together to come up with a viable solution!!

[emoticon]...[emoticon]

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How about a tripod with wheels and a come a long


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OP: One more on SHARE YOUR LOCATION !!

Why the "secret stuff"??...[emoticon]...[emoticon]...[emoticon]

No need to "publish" your actual address, phone number, or e-mail.

Simply list the city, county, or area. Anyone reasonably close by and willing to help can reply (here).

Then communicate the above (here) by a "PM" - Private Message!

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Somewhere in this multipage novel the OP mentioned Rockport, TX.

... which as I look at a map, explains the comment about really sandy & usually wet. [emoticon]

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CapnCampn wrote:

Somewhere in this multipage novel the OP mentioned Rockport, TX.

... which as I look at a map, explains the comment about really sandy & usually wet. [emoticon]

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Good call. Page 3, this post:
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseac........d/29996323/gotomsg/29996635.cfm#29996635


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