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Old 04-24-2014, 06:40 PM   #11
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At my age and heightened level of laziness, I don't want to carry blocks, etc to have to put under 6 jacks and then have to pick them up and store them especially in the rain. Push 3 buttons, tighten 4 L bolts and it's finished.
Just wish the jacks had a high & low speed.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:42 PM   #12
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When I have my 5er in storage I use old railroad ties under the front jacks
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:41 PM   #13
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To me this is another reason this forum is so great.Everybody helps everybody clear down to what kind of blocking to use. A person can't help but learn something every time you log in.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:11 PM   #15
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if you want to carry such a stack of blocks, I can see how it would make a huge difference. The landing gear flexes a lot, this would eliminate almost all of that.
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i put gate handles on my blocks makes it easier to pick them up
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if you want to carry such a stack of blocks, I can see how it would make a huge difference. The landing gear flexes a lot, this would eliminate almost all of that.
As posted before, JT Strongarm type stablilzers eliminate the need for blocks under the landing jacks and you don't have to store them.
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As posted before, JT Strongarm type stablilzers eliminate the need for blocks under the landing jacks and you don't have to store them.
that's why I said "if you want to carry them". I have the JT stabilizers up high on my wish list. Right now I have to weld together a kayak support to go in the front hitch I put on the truck yesterday. $25 worth of square steel tubing to build what costs $250 to buy. Maybe I can build my own stabilizer bars
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that's why I said "if you want to carry them". I have the JT stabilizers up high on my wish list. Right now I have to weld together a kayak support to go in the front hitch I put on the truck yesterday. $25 worth of square steel tubing to build what costs $250 to buy. Maybe I can build my own stabilizer bars
I built 8 stabilizers for less than $100 out of square tubing and probably could have done it cheaper with round tubing. I kept 4 sets and put them on our 5er. 2 on the landing jacks and 2 front to back on the rear stabilizer jacks.
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I built 8 stabilizers for less than $100 out of square tubing and probably could have done it cheaper with round tubing. I kept 4 sets and put them on our 5er. 2 on the landing jacks and 2 front to back on the rear stabilizer jacks.
I was eyeing some round tubing while shopping. Just need to find something for the brackets. Sure is nice to have access to everything I need in the shop at work, and I live across the street from it
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