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Old 01-27-2013, 08:26 AM   #1
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2008 Lexington 283GTS - Scissor Jacks In Rear?

I want to add some inexpensive scissor jacks to the rear of our 283GTS and would prefer bolt on versus having to drill into the Frame rails. Can you suggest a good set of jacks that can be easily bolted on? Thanks

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Old 01-27-2013, 12:42 PM   #2
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most scissor jacks are going to be bolt on or weld on .

I dont know that theres any "good" or "bad" jacks but defiantly get a quality brand in a weight rating for your camper.
rv scissor jacks - Google Search

all kinds of options and selections
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:07 PM   #3
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By bolt on do you mean drilling into the chassis frame? I was wondering if someone made one that could use a U bolt to attach to the frame with no drilling. Thanks
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The 07 Lexington 283 GTS that my parent owned for a couple months last summer had jacks at the rear that the original owner had installed, they were Bal scissor jacks. Dad said that they used them once but didn't notice enough difference to justify putting them down again because the camper was pretty solid as is. The jacks were just bolted directly to the frame.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:58 PM   #5
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By bolt on do you mean drilling into the chassis frame? I was wondering if someone made one that could use a U bolt to attach to the frame with no drilling. Thanks
yes drilling required.

unless you mount them as such that you can get u-bolts up over the frame but normally the under belly covering is in the way or needs to be cut out .

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Old 01-27-2013, 08:54 PM   #6
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The Sunseeker/Forester 2860/1 models come standard with a manual jack setup at the rear. It has a tie rod setup to tie them together for stability. The jacks have to be extended pretty far so individual jacks without some sort of parallelogram setup will not help much as another poster indicated. Another option would be to carry large blocks so the jacks wouldn't have to be extended very far.
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