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Old 05-15-2016, 12:09 PM   #1
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front legs

I'd like to put a bigger, say a 12x12x2" thick block under my front
legs on my level up system. But not sure if I can, the whole front leg assembly seems to be pretty low to the ground, I'm not sure if when in auto level it would be able to lower the front enough without the hydraulics bottoming out, to start the process. Anyone else have this problem, on the back I have plenty of room to put some blocking for more stability. I sort of like to keep my cylinder's as short as possible.
Wonder if a person could raise the whole (front 2) cylinders up one notch or so?
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Old 05-15-2016, 02:30 PM   #2
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I made some pads with 3/4" ext. plywood. 12"x 12", two layers glued and screwed together and a loop of 1" webbing for a handle. Makes each square about 1 1/2" thick. I usually like to use 2 of these under each jack, but sometimes just 1, or maybe 3 or 4, whatever it looks like it'll take to keep each jack from reaching "end of stroke". My goal was the same as yours; shorten the stroke length. The pads do that and distribute weight. They help keep the jacks from indenting blacktop on a hot sunny day. I store them in the basement in a plastic"milk crate" I got from Home Depot. There's lots of ways folks have come up with. This works for me. Is relatively cheap. Easy to make. Lasts for 3 or 4 years before I start replacing them.
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:39 PM   #3
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I use two 4X4 cedar post side by side cut to 12 inches long, for each front leg. I then use 4 or 5 plastic Lego style pads under the four other legs to keep the hydraulic rams at the minimum distance to ensure they are not over extended. This insures the camper is fairly stable when we are in the unit.
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Old 05-15-2016, 04:47 PM   #4
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I use 10" x 10" x 12". Cedar Blocks on mine and it depends on the site as to how much the cylinder is extended. Never been anywhere it didn't work. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-15-2016, 08:16 PM   #5
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I'll take some pics with my phone, hopefully they will turn out for you to see.
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:22 PM   #6
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This is what I built for the jacks, these I can easily use on the back, but as low as my front jacks are, not sure if I could use them.
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:27 PM   #7
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Here is the front ones, not sure if you see what I'm talking about, but under most unhooks, I don't have much room to get what I would like to get under there.
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:29 PM   #8
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I use 10" x 10" x 12". Cedar Blocks on mine and it depends on the site as to how much the cylinder is extended. Never been anywhere it didn't work. Attachment 107965
There's now way I could get them under mine, they would leave no room to play with
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Here is the front ones, not sure if you see what I'm talking about, but under most unhooks, I don't have much room to get what I would like to get under there. Beach use of how low the front jacks go down to start the level setup
in the top pic, see how low the hydraulic body is to the ground
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:52 PM   #10
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in the top pic, see how low the hydraulic body is to the ground
Yea it is low so why do you feel the need to block it?
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