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CYCLEPATH

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Posted: 06/26/21 07:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone used this product to stabilize their camper when off the truck? It's a bit pricey, but looks like it works. Thanks.

https://www.stablecamper.com/stablization

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You will find more gadgets available, but for my 12' campers, I was using only front support.
4x4 sitting horizontally on cut to size 4x6 or cinder block.
Later on I found aluminum 4x3 tubing for lighter weight.
Not only stabilized the camper very well, but also supported the weight of fresh water tank on front.





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There is a recent thread here with some responses..
https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30244068.cfm


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We use 6 stackable screw jacks ( Amazon) or (Walmart) & 3 - 2” x 4”; light, inexpensive, no movement & supports the TC from the BOTTOM!!!

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I bought some welded steel Sawhorse brackets a number of years ago. They use 2x4 legs and 2x6 cross members laid flat. They came with 2 nuts welded to the underside of each bracket at each end of bracket and a thin steel plate to tighten against the bolt with a wing nut welded to top. I kept the legs short, about 18" off the ground, you could choose your own height. ROCK Solid when I have the TC up on these. Even pulled the Jacks for some maintence without a 2nd thought.

I really bought these for working on the TC, but, now I carry at least one set in the side wells regularly. Often when camping with TC off the truck, I will just use 1 set and position it under front of TC (under water tank) for stability. Carry a couple extra blocks of 2x8s x approx 24" to set them on if soft ground, but have never used them for that purpose yet. Wish I could tell you the name brand, that was a long time ago. Next time I am at TC I check to see if Mfg name is marked (if I can remember). Really liked the quality. They make a far superior horse than I have seen marketed.

BTW the brackets were not cheap, seems like about $75/pair but well worth the price.


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#1Flyboy wrote:

We use 6 stackable screw jacks ( Amazon) or (Walmart) & 3 - 2” x 4”; light, inexpensive, no movement & supports the TC from the BOTTOM!!!


We only use 4 with 4x4's drilled to accept the jack post, but the nice thing about this over using sawhorses or the plywood x is that you can have the camper level on unlevel ground with full support from the screw jacks because of the height adjustment on each one.


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BigfootBill wrote:

We only use 4 with 4x4's drilled to accept the jack post, but the nice thing about this over using sawhorses or the plywood x is that you can have the camper level on unlevel ground with full support from the screw jacks because of the height adjustment on each one.


Same here, 4 screw jacks and two 4' 4x4's. Small enough to fit in my front fender wells for travel. However the Stable Camper kit is really slick for unsupported stability.

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