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Posted: 11/09/11 07:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not for duallies but for length. There should be a safe, sturdy way to lift higher than wobbly blocks. Preferably bolt on so off loading at camp would be easy with a lifted truck.

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Tube steel is sized such that most 1 up sizes slip nicely over the smaller size. You'd have to cut the foot off the existing jack leg. I'd think something like a hitch pin for easy on/off of the extension would be cool. Weld a 3" - 4" square base on the extention tube for a new foot and you're good to go.

I see you have a pop up, I've been told by friends that they are not suitable for camping in when off loaded due to inadequate floor structure. Is this something you've been doing successfully?


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Posted: 11/09/11 08:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had my weldshop make me extensions. Same diameter plate top and bottom and 2" pipe. The rear are 8" long and the front are 6" long, bolted onto the existing bottom plate of the jack. I took a grinder with a cut off wheel and trimmed off about 1 1/2" on the front inside so the rear dual tire would clear when offloading and driving out from under the TC. Sorry, no pics. Hope this helps.


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Reico-Titan used to sell a 6" extension that bolted to the foot of their hydraulic jack. I looked quickly at their site, and don't see it right now. I would bet if you called them, the extensions are still available. I doubt they are the same as the jacks on your Northstar, but I bet it would be easy to modify them to fit. Of course, they are a simple length of tube that has a foot at either end, and they bolt to the existing foot with 3 cap screws. Pretty easy to have made.


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I have a set of four of the 6" bolt-on extenders from Happijac. They work really well for campers equipped with Happijac jacks on high-stance pickups with larger diameter tires.

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Thats just too simple Don!
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Super_Dave wrote:

Tube steel is sized such that most 1 up sizes slip nicely over the smaller size. You'd have to cut the foot off the existing jack leg. I'd think something like a hitch pin for easy on/off of the extension would be cool. Weld a 3" - 4" square base on the extention tube for a new foot and you're good to go.

I see you have a pop up, I've been told by friends that they are not suitable for camping in when off loaded due to inadequate floor structure. Is this something you've been doing successfully?


Definitely depends on the pop up. If you go to Northstar web site they have a video of maybe 12 guys standing in their pop up supported by the jacks only!!!

Other brands will obviously vary.

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DonCurley wrote:

I have a set of four of the 6" bolt-on extenders from Happijac. They work really well for campers equipped with Happijac jacks on high-stance pickups with larger diameter tires.

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That's what I need right there!!! If I get this used Sunlite I am looking at I will definitely need those. Probably just have a welding shop make me a set once I figure the length.

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DonCurley wrote:

I have a set of four of the 6" bolt-on extenders from Happijac. They work really well for campers equipped with Happijac jacks on high-stance pickups with larger diameter tires.

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X2 Bought mine from Torklift online store.


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Those are exactly what I need! Anybody got a link for those?


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