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Grit dog

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Posted: 03/04/21 08:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have to unload on uneven ground, if you follow the right sequence, it takes all the guesswork out of it and doesn't take any longer if you mark the positions of the jacks when you have it jacked up to unload. Then you can re-set the camper to that position exactly when re-loading. Just make sure there arent any big bumps or dips the wheels will go over while pulling in or out.
Otherwise, I've unloaded on significant cross slopes, downslopes or combination of.
-Run jacks to ground
-Lift camper off at the same slope as the truck is sitting until clear of truck bed, don't level camper up and then lift.
-Mark or write down jack heights for each jack before leveling camper up.
-Adjust camper to level and desired height after truck is out.
-When re-loading, bring camper up close to height and adjust to previous jack heights, then the truck will back right in the same it came out and be parallel with truck bed.


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Since I used pickup for sightseeing, my camper was coming off quite often.
Beware that campers don't like sloppy pads and even small grade makes dropping & loading camper more difficult.
Been dropping camper for 3 years before I discovered that my Ford cameras have trailer option, who helps A LOT with camper loading. [emoticon]





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Kayteg1 wrote:


Been dropping camper for 3 years before I discovered that my Ford cameras have trailer option, who helps A LOT with camper loading. [emoticon]


Is your "trailer option" one of those customer place-able cam's? If so, would love to see where you place it and what view you get on your screen, if you have a moment. Maybe a new thread.
Thanks.

I always laugh, between the 4 letter words, when it takes me a dozen or so back and forths to get the TC on when it's parked in the exact same spot I've 'one and done' it. Go figure. I expect the new one to take a while with the DRW and the rear window being WAY further back then my old truck.


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"Trailer mode" combines the 2 views from side mirror cameras side by side.
This way you can see camper lining without the angle error mirrors are giving you.
I post a picture of it in 1 of the older threads, but can't find it now.
My Fleetwood has wider end and I had to put it on actually touching the truck gate opening on driver side, so lining up 6000lb camper is pretty important as you can't push it much by hand.

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Kayteg1 wrote:

"Trailer mode" combines the 2 views from side mirror cameras side by side.
This way you can see camper lining without the angle error mirrors are giving you.
I post a picture of it in 1 of the older threads, but can't find it now.
My Fleetwood has wider end and I had to put it on actually touching the truck gate opening on driver side, so lining up 6000lb camper is pretty important as you can't push it much by hand.


That definitely sounds like cause for having a spare pair of shorts handy!

I found it wonky lining up with my '98 GMC as the bed walls closer together at the gate and there's little room. Can't imagine the light touch it takes if you're touching!

Going from a 'gizmo-free' '98 to the new truck with all these new features is gonna be fun. I can see why the glove box needs to be so big to hold what must be a phone book of a manual.

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Grateful that mine stay on for a long time. [emoticon]


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