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Troutguy

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Posted: 01/11/19 05:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wharfcat,
What brand of jacks are on your camper.....Happijac or Atwood or Rieco/Titan?

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Posted: 01/11/19 06:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Troutguy wrote:

Wharfcat,
What brand of jacks are on your camper.....Happijac or Atwood or Rieco/Titan?

TG


They're Atwood. Couldn't even see where Atwood still makes them. I'd like to find or fab the key so that if I had a jack motor fail I could use my cordless drill to operate the jack.

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, these are worth several million.
I Think I could figure this out with these pics even if I didn't speak English. You guys are awesome! If you can't tell I buttering you up for more questions to follow. Cheers.

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Posted: 01/11/19 07:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Unfortunately, Atwood sold the division that made truck camper jacks to Lippert (who owns the HappiJac brand) and they have abandoned what was clearly a superior product. Consequently, the supply of replacement parts for our jacks is drying up. There are still a few places that have a limited supply of Atwood parts. Check Panther RV Products, they may still have the drill adapter.

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Yeah I'm retired oil field trash so it doesn't look too tough. I've got a porta-band but I'd prefer to pay a cut charge, then all I have to do is drill some holes and bolt it up. Might change my mind when I see the price on the cut charge. I'm a recovering tightwad.

?? Well, post some pics. when you’re done— would like to see. I’m still working on my truck getting it where I want it. Already swapped out large Mishimoto A/T cooler- 6.0 style, small upgrades on the 7.3L, pulling bed later this month replacing bed support ribs, adding rear air bags, new shocks, new rotors, and more— this site has been helpful while I get ideas in narrowing down my search for a T/C

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Posted: 01/12/19 06:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like Panther RV is out of stock on the drill adapter.

Look on Amazon, I’m seeing several sellers there that claim to have some available.

Atwood drill adapter 85385

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That adapter seems like the kind of thing you could make out of a 12-point socket if you can’t buy one.


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When I got my extenders you could buy the 4" plate as seen in the picture lots of clearance
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burningman wrote:

That adapter seems like the kind of thing you could make out of a 12-point socket if you can’t buy one.



I thought of that or maybe a pipe nipple. I don't have access to a milling machine. could cut the slot with the porta-band. Would be a good rainy day project.

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Even with swing-out brackets my Bigfoot would not fit on my Ram dually. I had to add a 4" extension, but the way the brackets work on the Bigfoot I had to use 4" channel. Otherwise, the jacks would not lock into the open or closed position.
With that much extension I still have only about 1" clearance on each side for the fenders.


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