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Old 04-16-2014, 02:24 PM   #1
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how do you store your dunnage(jack blocks)?

I am always towing trailers...
whether its my boat,5er or one of my flatbeds.
I always carry a few 6x6 pressure treated blocks in my truck to place under the jacks.
anyways they roll all over the place when they are in the truck bed.
anybody have any great ideas on how to secure them?
pictures are always appreciated
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:57 PM   #2
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I use 2x8 cut in 1 ft length's have 10 total keep in my truck box during camping season. I do not how well you can see them in this pic.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-16-2014, 02:58 PM   #3
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I cut a 2X10 PT board into 24in lengths to support my jacks. They lay flat in the space under my tool box in the truck bed - the spray-in bed liner probably helps keep 'em in place
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:08 PM   #4
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I have the spray-in bed liner as well...sounds like the solution is to cut the 6 x 6's down because these big blocks tumble around like dice on a Monopoly board
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Don't carry any dunnage(jack blocks), I do carry two sets of Camco plastic blocks in the bed of the truck and (2) 6' lengths of composite deck boards on the rear bumper altho' I've never used them. I extend the landing jacks and stab jacks as far as it takes with nothing but a alum covered Camco block bolted to the pads. I want the rear stab jacks as close to vertical as possible.
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I found a guy selling 10X12 blocks for firewood on a street corner. Huge piles of 'em. I picked out the most squared off ones there, got 'em for $5.00.

I picked up 10 and DH keeps a few of them in the back corners in the bed of the truck...they sit solid, but with all the other stuff we have in there; Yeti, Honey Wagon, etc. they couldn't move anyway.
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Don't carry any dunnage(jack blocks), I do carry two sets of Camco plastic blocks in the bed of the truck and (2) 6' lengths of composite deck boards on the rear bumper altho' I've never used them. I extend the landing jacks and stab jacks as far as it takes with nothing but a alum covered Camco block bolted to the pads. I want the rear stab jacks as close to vertical as possible.
I thought someone on here said the less the rear stab jacks are extended the less movement you'll get?
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I was told the closer to the camper, the more stable the jack. Wrong info?
I have 8 8" sections of landscape timber I stack lock, if needed. Store in front compartment , or in bed of truck. Lay elec cord over them.
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I was told the closer to the camper, the more stable the jack. Wrong info?
I have 8 8" sections of landscape timber I stack lock, if needed. Store in front compartment , or in bed of truck. Lay elec cord over them.
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I thought someone on here said the less the rear stab jacks are extended the less movement you'll get?
With un-reinforced stab jack legs, they should be as close to vertical as possible. The legs are extremely flimsy. I reinforced mine and still try to get them as vertical as possible. Everyone has their own way of doing things. I just refuse to carry a bunch of blocks when the jacks are made to extend.

With the jack legs just about flat or on a 6x6 or 8x8 block, they are in their weakest position and flex which is just what you don't want them to do.
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