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Boatycall

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Posted: 08/28/17 10:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd like to start a pic dump of TC Fails.

I'd to see ones you personally witnessed and snapped a pic of, because you'd likely also have a little bit of a back-story. Now, Google is full of them. If you think you've found one that's noteworthy, that's ok too.

I have two - A Host Everest on a 3/4 ton at a local dealer, and a TC that got blown off it's jacks during a wind storm here.

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I never take pictures of peoples stupidity. Why would any rational person leave a camper on extended jacks anyway? I always lower mine as close to the ground as possible when sitting off truck and...

The Host is beyond a doubt more than the truck can handle. Poor Chebby....


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Why would any rational person leave a camper on extended jacks anyway?


Because it's a pain to lower it down 20" with manual jacks and even more of a pain to raise it back up to truck bed height. Any time mine is off the truck, it is at truck bed height because of this reason. However, as soon as the truck is out from under it, I have a pair of saw horses placed under it that will easily carry the entire weight of the camper.

But yeah, to leave it at full height without something steadying the camper isn't very smart.


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That's the only fear I had with my old TC...falling over...DW had other issues with it.


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Posted: 08/28/17 03:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

kohldad wrote:

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Why would any rational person leave a camper on extended jacks anyway?


Because it's a pain to lower it down 20" with manual jacks and even more of a pain to raise it back up to truck bed height. Any time mine is off the truck, it is at truck bed height because of this reason. However, as soon as the truck is out from under it, I have a pair of saw horses placed under it that will easily carry the entire weight of the camper.

But yeah, to leave it at full height without something steadying the camper isn't very smart.



Would ">]this heavy duty 1/2 inch work? It's been a long time so I actually dont remember how difficult my old TC were.

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Some may disagree that this is a fail.

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Link doesn't work, but assume you are talking about a cordless drill. I use a drill on mine, but it's still a pain because you can only run each jack about 10 turns before you have to move to the next jack. That's a lot of walking around the camper. Even with the drill, it can take 30 minutes to lower the camper all the way down.

I made the sawhorse and it take a minute to throw them under the camper and only about 30 minutes. Since I only unload in the storage yard, never on the road, it works great for me.

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kohldad wrote:

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Why would any rational person leave a camper on extended jacks anyway?


Because it's a pain to lower it down 20" with manual jacks and even more of a pain to raise it back up to truck bed height. Any time mine is off the truck, it is at truck bed height because of this reason. However, as soon as the truck is out from under it, I have a pair of saw horses placed under it that will easily carry the entire weight of the camper.

But yeah, to leave it at full height without something steadying the camper isn't very smart.


Interesting, I have manual jacks on mine, for 2 reasons. One, the price of electric jacks which was an option was 1500 bucks and 2, I'm cheap.

Having said that. I carry my trusty DeWalt cordless drill and I have a jack adapter (came free with the camper, in fact I have 2 (one for a spare). Lowering my jacks is about a 3 minute painless job with the drill. Mine sits as close to terra firma as possible when off the truck. No pain at all on my part. The DeWalt does the work.

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Was coming back from Northern Michigan yesterday and saw a gooseneck trailer going the other way with a TC on it plus a side by side and assorted stuff...

Why pull a trailer behind your camper when you can put the camper on a trailer and take everything along...

They don't call us 'dirtbaggers' for no reason.....

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