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Old 05-19-2015, 10:42 PM   #11
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I wonder if you lubricated them. I wouldn't. If so, try cleaning with a brake cleaner... The milder stuff. BTW, I did search and read others gave the issue, for whatever reason. One example the guy lifted the camper more and problem cured.
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:08 PM   #12
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Using a block of some sort under the foot pad of the jack eliminating full extension helps tremendously. I use an 8" thick block of cedar wood. I have found minimizing extension of the screw jacks give more stability.


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Old 05-20-2015, 05:50 AM   #13
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Used 3 cans of brake clean wipe all grease off still want hold.
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:24 AM   #14
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I don't believe they are designed to lift the camper just stabilize it. I have the same unit as you and don't have any troubles. I just crank them down and snug them they stay tight. Use a block of 2x6 for a pad this way the base of the jack does not sink in the ground.
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Mickey, not sure what else you could do, mine acted the same as your describing, even while spraying them down I ran it up and down to make sure to get all/any hidden residue in the "nut" end as if they has any lube it wont hold.
Berj, your correct it wont lift the campers, however they wont hold any weight you place on them, they just unscrew until there is no weight...basically useless.
Good luck on finding a fix.

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Old 05-20-2015, 09:04 AM   #16
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Mickey, this is crazy... Huh? l am curious what the manufacturer has to say.
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I was out only once so far but had the same problem. I thought maybe I hadn't tightened them enough until I read this thread.
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:47 PM   #18
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I don't believe they are designed to lift the camper just stabilize it. I have the same unit as you and don't have any troubles. I just crank them down and snug them they stay tight. Use a block of 2x6 for a pad this way the base of the jack does not sink in the ground.
IMO I think you are right, you might think they are unscrewing but they are really sinking. Always put a pad down even on asphalt....
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If I run the jacks down with bike loaded. When the bike is out, the rear jacks are a little loose.
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IMO I think you are right, you might think they are unscrewing but they are really sinking. Always put a pad down even on asphalt....
Yes, the pad on the jack will slide on asphalt.

I built 4 pads from a 2X6 sandwiched between some 1/4 inch plywood and then coated them with Flex Seal.

Used some yellow nylon rope for a handle on each.
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