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Old 07-01-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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Leveling Jacks on a Rockwood A122BH Hard Side

Hello All!

I recently purchased an A122BH Hard Side A frame Camper.



I purchased a cordless drill to use for operating the four leveling jacks on my newly acquired Rockwood A122BH Hard side Camper. I wonder if anyone knows what size socket wrench is required to raise and lower these leveling jacks?

Many Thanks in advance for your help!

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Old 07-01-2012, 01:14 PM   #2
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First off, these jacks are not used for leveling your camper but for stabilizing your camper once you have it leveled. They are not designed to handle that much force to be excerted on them. I have seen many people do it, but it will cause damage to the under floor of your camper.
The socket size is 3/4". You can buy a "Socket Genie" at your RV dealer made to use in your drill as I do. I have had mine for so long I have no idea what they now cost but they are worth it. Good Luck with the new camper.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:50 PM   #3
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I got a speed handle with a permanently attached 3/4in socket with my new trailer. I cut off the socket and about 10 inches of the shaft which works great in my cordless drill. Ditto about using the stabilizers to level the unit.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:52 PM   #4
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Stabilizing Jacks

Thanks very much backpacker3!

Yes, they explained this during my "walk through" at the dealership. I used the wrong terminology...stabilizing jacks is correct. I should level my camper and then use the jacks just to stabilize the unit. I already bought a small unit that slips into my drill chuck and accepts standard sockets. OK! 3/4" socket it is!

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Old 07-01-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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Rockwood A122BH first trip

I'll be taking this hard side camper out for it's maiden voyage next weekend. I'm taking her up to and area on the New Mexico/Colorado border north of Taos called the Valle Vidal to fly fish the Rio Cosillo. This will be a short trip...about a 5 hour drive and just two nights. It will be a good opportunity to try out the camper and all the systems to see if everything works properly. There is no power where I am going so I will be using a pair of Honda I-2000 inverters to power everything that requires electricity. I'll post some pictures and a report of how everything worked when I return.

Many thanks for all the advice and help!

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Kix: lovely area, that. One of our favorite places is about 5 miles east of Questa, NM: Columbine Canyon, operated by the National Forest Service. We first visited when we were motorcycle camping and reprised our visit last year with our A128. Also the BLM's rather large park just north of Questa, something like Wild and Scenic Rivers (?) has spectacular views and about the most cordial staff of any place we've been.
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Thanks backpacker3! I has my 122BH out for it's first trip and used the stabilizer jacks for levelling. Then every day I would give them another crank up to "stabilize" the trailer.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:15 AM   #9
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Kix: lovely area, that. One of our favorite places is about 5 miles east of Questa, NM: Columbine Canyon, operated by the National Forest Service. We first visited when we were motorcycle camping and reprised our visit last year with our A128. Also the BLM's rather large park just north of Questa, something like Wild and Scenic Rivers (?) has spectacular views and about the most cordial staff of any place we've been.
Many Thanks thehamguy!

I love this area also and I have been there many times. I am so excited to try out my new Rockwood hardside! My wife and I have been looking to buy a camper for over two years. We were originally looking at much larger campers, 21 to 26 feet. We started to think about what we really need and we decided to downsize our needs for several reasons. What we really need is a comfortable rolling bedroom. Many of the campgrounds we like to visit are small and have no power or other facilities except latrine style bathrooms. Many of them are heavily wooded with small campsites that would make maneuvering a larger camper difficult, especially for a novice like myself. This little A frame hard side seems to our needs perfectly. We purchased two small Honda generators to power our unit when outside power is not available. This will be the case next weekend up on the Rio Costillo. I'll be trying out all the systems on my camper and let you guys know how it goes. I'll be sure to take some pictures also!

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