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Posted: 07/11/21 07:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe your dually brackets are on backwards or upside down..Mine will only go this far towards the cab for travel...

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But going the other direction only a nut stops it from going in farther...

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Posted: 07/11/21 08:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This has nothing whatsoever to do with ‘torqlifts’ or with Motel 6….The 800# Gorilla in the room are the jack brackets!!…Of all the campers I’ve ever seen, I’ve never once see jack brackets that would pivot anywhere inboard of the campers outer-side, nor is there a rational reason to do so…All campers move around a bit and the scratch on the truck is the direct result of the jacks being pivoted inboard…

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Posted: 07/12/21 09:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our Atwood swing out brackets swing inward toward truck exactly as OP shows. Ive never seen an Atwood swing out bracket that didn't. Swing from usage position to travel is maybe 120+°. The added extension plate between jack and bracket is why they are so close to truck. I have about twice the distance.
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Due to the notches in the hinge that keep them in position no way to adjust.
Unfortunate the damage to truck but surprised this hadn't occurred before. Frame flex allows quite a bit of movement difference between bed and cab, camper can move. Jack contacting truck with so little clearance wouldn't be difficult. Powder coat verse truck paint wouldn't take long or much to scrape off trucks paint.


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Posted: 07/12/21 10:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's just dumb luck that the damage isn't even on both sides and that it isn't worse.

Just leave it long enough and you'll end up with a matching rub mark on the other side of the cab, and probably dents.


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Posted: 07/12/21 11:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just saw a picture of a 2005 F250 going through a ditch an WOW I couldn’t believe how much the frame flexed. Definitely part of your problem, can’t believe your cab isn’t dented.

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