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Old 01-24-2015, 01:20 PM   #11
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Something like this under the jack will keep you from over extending.

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Jack Problem

The jack shown in the previous photo is imported by LCI and in the drive train there is a small gear about 1 inch in diameter. The gear is cast and broke in half when I was hooking up. There is NO replacement available. The jack is imported by LCI and the only parts available are lights and switches. After several calls to LCI, I finally got the service manager and he said as a help for good customer relations he would send me a complete jack at no charge and he DID. Waa Hoo for LCI. Frank
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:51 PM   #13
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Something like this under the jack will keep you from over extending.

It was my own foolishness which caused the overextension of the jack. I was trying to get a better angle on the door to unload our trike.
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:25 PM   #14
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It was my own foolishness which caused the overextension of the jack. I was trying to get a better angle on the door to unload our trike.
I understand completely....

Blocking under the jack for a higher lift and/or a board or two under the end of the tailgate.....


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Old 01-24-2015, 06:48 PM   #15
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It was my own foolishness which caused the overextension of the jack. I was trying to get a better angle on the door to unload our trike.
I know exactly what you are trying to do in relationship to the (Ramp Angle)! My BIL has a Harley Trike and the Ex pipes (Large) under the Trike , (Rub) unless he (Jacks up) the front of his (F/R All American Toy Hauler)! Youroo!!
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I understand completely....

Blocking under the jack for a higher lift and/or a board or two under the end of the tailgate.....


...that and a good dose of knowing "how high is high enough"
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You might think of changing the angle of the ramp itself. You can get light weight ramps that you can add and lessen the ramp angle. Kinda spendy.


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You might think of changing the angle of the ramp itself. You can get light weight ramps that you can add and lessen the ramp angle. Kinda spendy.


I think that's the right idea! I was thinking of getting 3 2"x8" and laying them out as ramps. Same basic principle, but less $$$!
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To prevent this problem this is what I do with the last two campers I have had. I run the jack out all the way and stop at the first chatter or sound. Then back off slightly and paint a red stripe on it. Then do the same thing for the retraction. After that it is easy to extend and retract without hitting the limit. Hope this makes sense.
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To prevent this problem this is what I do with the last two campers I have had. I run the jack out all the way and stop at the first chatter or sound. Then back off slightly and paint a red stripe on it. Then do the same thing for the retraction. After that it is easy to extend and retract without hitting the limit. Hope this makes sense.
That's a great idea! Thank you!
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