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Rather B Fishin

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Posted: 11/17/04 03:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone have pics of a set of camper stands that you have built out of wood? 4x4's or 2x4's?

I'm looking for ideas. I'm using jackstands but want something taller yet strong that I can build myself.

Any help is appreciated.


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Posted: 11/17/04 10:06pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't have any pics, but I've seen alot of campers sitting on sawhorses.

I keep mine on srew-type trailer leveling stands with 4x4's on top to spread out the load and 2x12's underneath to keep them from sinking into the dirt. They work great for leveling the camper when it's off the truck and I stabilize it with the camper jacks.


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Here's some

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Posted: 11/18/04 06:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks Big Redneck
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what my dad was doing.
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For my prior cabovers, I built a pair of saw horses very similar to Kodiak's only I bought metal saw horse bracket kits to connect the flat bench and legs together. The height of mine was a few inches shorter than truck bed height. That way, removing or installing cabover required very little raising or lowering. When cabover sat on stands, I always kept a little pressure on the cabover jacks for added safety.




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The saw horses are made with 2x4 support 16" high. The top is made up with a 2x8 with a 2x4 running on the middle under side. Every thing is attached with screws. [img]http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL628/2685851/5365360/68973374.jpg

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Those saw horses are super and I am going to make a set for my camper.Thank you for the nice pictures.You done good and If you were here I would give you a cookie.

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When I had my old camper with the hydraulic jacks I used to take 2 steel 55 gal drums with something like a 2x8 at least the width of the camper on each one I placed one in front of the camper and one as far back as pratical with out interfering with holding tanks etc.I would make suree the drums were sitting level . I would lower the camper on to these and leave the jacks down to stabileize the camper. I would shim where necessary. This saved me a lot of jacking. I used this system for over 10 years with no problems


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Kodiak K99 has a great looking set of sawhorses. I would suggest that you use bolts (not screws) where possible. I have seen more that one sawhorse give up over time when screws were used. The taller the sawhorse, the more important the bolts. Using the camper jacks as a safety is great.

About a month ago, one of my neighbors had an older camper for sale for $2000. It was on saw horses (about two feet tall) with jacks down. A sawhorse gave up, camper went down, tore off all four jacks due to going down on one side. He loader the camper into a dumpster with a backhoe. Needless to say, didn't get $2000.

I should point out his camper was sitting on dirt.

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