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Old 09-19-2013, 08:49 AM   #11
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OC does your brain ever pause or rest from all the pondering?! Awesome work! I love your engineering ability!
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:08 AM   #12
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I had modified a set of scissor jacks and mounted them in the same location. Results were pretty good at stopping the bounce from the suspension. Only problem was I used a portable drill to tighten and didn't feel I got enough lift.

What I noticed right away with the electric dual stab jacks is with the legs being shortened 6-1/2", the motor will lift the 2 x 4 tube at least 1" which removes a lot more suspension movement. I will experiment with lowering the rear stab jacks, raise the front of the trailer a little more and then lower the axle jacks a little more and then lower the front of the trailer back down and lift the rear to essentially put more lift on the 2x4 tube and lift the center of the trailer off the suspension even more.
I couldn't tell by the pictures but I assume you re enforced them like you did on mine? Your son Mardy does good work...I guess now you will be looking at a F350 with all this extra weight you putting on..
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:52 AM   #13
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I couldn't tell by the pictures but I assume you re enforced them like you did on mine? Your son Mardy does good work...I guess now you will be looking at a F350 with all this extra weight you putting on..
Didn't reinforce them, but have the reinforcements cut and ready to go on if needed. No way will I be getting rid of my trusty Silverado 1500. It does a good job regardless of the fact the weight police say it can't. It's kinda like the humming bird, engineering wise, it can't fly, but it doesn't know that so it just goes ahead and flies anyway. 1500 Silverado is just like it.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:59 AM   #14
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Glad to see it all worked out.

Love the scissor jacks, BTW. They make the camper rock solid.
Still have not welded the socket to the extension. but I walked into a hornets nest when I got home.

My main PC system drive failed on startup.
No idea how much data is gone yet - if any.

Also going away this weekend to the WWII reenactment at the Eisenhower NP near Gettysburg this weekend and need to get ready for that. World War II Weekend - Eisenhower National Historic Site
Glad you got back ok and sorry to hear of the PC CRASH. Tell Ms. Laura HI from NC. Have fun at the WWII reenactment. Wish we could also attend, but have to get the 02 Deville title transferred to Mardy tomorrow and a few other things done this weekend like trying to design a slide out tray to put lawn chairs on in the basement.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:14 AM   #15
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Just a question? Its seems if I tweak my jacks to much than I start have door issues bathroom main door ect. Anyone else experience this.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:19 AM   #16
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Just a question? Its seems if I tweak my jacks to much than I start have door issues bathroom main door ect. Anyone else experience this.
You're not alone. It happens to me too.

I have two bathroom doors and it just seems to affect one.
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:11 PM   #17
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You're not alone. It happens to me too.

I have two bathroom doors and it just seems to affect one.
Same here, it usually affects the door between the BR and livingroom in ours as in it won't latch. The one between the BR and Bedroom is never affected.
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:19 PM   #18
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Guess we're lucky, we don't have a door fit problem in the bath or the main door. Raising the 2 x 4 tube the suspension rides on more or less mimics the trailer on the road.
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:59 PM   #19
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so, in reading old coots post about who he thanked, it sounded to me like he told turbs thanks for nothing (without actually saying it).

maybe i just read it wrong
Got that right!
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:45 PM   #20
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Once again OC, very nice!
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