RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Truck Campers: Jack mount help please

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > Jack mount help please

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev
Sponsored By:
KMLsquared

Cotati CA

Senior Member

Joined: 02/27/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/15/07 05:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will and thanks


2002 Doge RAM LB QC 4x4 HO 6spd
2003 Rampage 33TB
2007 CRF80F
2006 TTR50E
2004 CRF70
2002 TTR125L
2002 Banshee
1969 Baja Bug

jegssr

eustis, fl

Senior Member

Joined: 05/04/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/15/07 05:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There's not much wood there on ANY camper. I suggest that since yours is already weakened, that you traingulate the mounts by welding a one foot section of angle iron to each mount on the bottom front corner, and anothe one foot section to each mount on the bottom left(and right) corner. Drill holes through the angle into the frame. That will make your mounts three times a strong.


saved and blessed:) One gorgeous wife since '67, '69 son, '71 daughter '03 Cummins 4WD, '03 AF 1150, Generac, solar, [b]'93 Lance 900, Onan TEMPORARILY! truck, trailer, motorhome and sailboat camping since 1967.

Note: Due to invalid formatting, all formatting has been ignored.


KMLsquared

Cotati CA

Senior Member

Joined: 02/27/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/15/07 09:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jegssr wrote:

There's not much wood there on ANY camper. I suggest that since yours is already weakened, that you traingulate the mounts by welding a one foot section of angle iron to each mount on the bottom front corner, and anothe one foot section to each mount on the bottom left(and right) corner. Drill holes through the angle into the frame. That will make your mounts three times a strong.


I do plan on adding metal where I can

KMLsquared

Cotati CA

Senior Member

Joined: 02/27/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/20/07 02:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well I have removed some siding and did some digging. This is what I found.
I am almost positive the water came in from the jack mounts. I plan on using git-rot to stop the rot ans add some strength back. I have already cut out the really bad wood.

[image]

[image]

[image]

[image]

jegssr

eustis, fl

Senior Member

Joined: 05/04/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/20/07 07:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Git Rot or Smiths CPES (better) will definitely help the vertical member, but the horizontal wood needs replacement and reinforcement.
KMLsquared wrote:

Well I have removed some siding and did some digging. This is what I found.
I am almost positive the water came in from the jack mounts. I plan on using git-rot to stop the rot ans add some strength back. I have already cut out the really bad wood.

[image]

[image]

[image]

[image]


KMLsquared

Cotati CA

Senior Member

Joined: 02/27/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/29/07 08:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I removed the bad wood and soaked it CPES. I used liquid nails and screws to fasten the new wood. I also made some reinforcement brackets for both sides.

[image]

[image]

[image]

JoeChiOhki

Sauvie Island, OR

Senior Member

Joined: 11/20/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/29/07 04:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That looks like chunks of oak ya got there! Nice fix up job.


My Blog - The Journey of the Redneck Express
CB Channel 17 Redneck Express
'1992 Dodge W-250 "Dually" Power Wagon - Club Cab Long Bed 4x4 V8 5.9L gashog w/4.10 Geared axles
'1974 KIT Kamper 1106 - 11' Slide-in
'2006 Heartland BigHorn 3400RL


MasterBoondocker

nw lower Meeeechigan, TN and FL

Senior Member

Joined: 10/11/2003

View Profile



Posted: 08/29/07 06:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WOW ... nice job so far. Can I bring mine over ? [emoticon]

KMLsquared

Cotati CA

Senior Member

Joined: 02/27/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/30/07 10:00am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the kind words. So many times while tearing deeper and deeper into it I wondered if I would ever get it back together. Lots of help was provided by this site and its members. Wood is not my specialty, metal is more my speed. Last night I put one of my custom made jack mounts on and it feels super rock solid. On leg is now lagged into a 2x2 instead of the edge of a 1x4. The other leg is bolted clear thru to the metal reinfocement and super strong. I will post pictures when its daylight.

Sorry master i think one is enough for me.

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > Jack mount help please
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2022 CWI, Inc. © 2022 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.