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meredog

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hoist for removig camper
« on: September 04, 2007, 08:33:42 AM »
  anyone ever set some 6 x 6 poles in the ground and make a "lift" of sorts that you could just lift camper off truck and drive out from under? seems like a pretty easy thing to do  ???
  i have a dually and such a system would give me a lot more room to load and unload. a couple elecrtic winches would make it pretty easy.
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BruceinFL

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Re: hoist for removig camper
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2007, 11:07:59 AM »
Most of the truck campers I have seen already have jacks installed for that purpose.
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meredog

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    • Justin Carriage
Re: hoist for removig camper
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2007, 05:12:37 PM »
  i know,  i have lots of room to do it and seems it would make things much easier to lift it up and set it down onto truck instead of having to "squeeze" my Dually between those jacks ?
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Woody

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Re: hoist for removig camper
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2007, 06:25:14 PM »
  i know,  i have lots of room to do it and seems it would make things much easier to lift it up and set it down onto truck instead of having to "squeeze" my Dually between those jacks ?


When I had a truck camper with a dually I installed some 3" spacers between the jack mounting plates and the camper body to move the jacks out. That doesn't sound like much but it made a big difference.

Woody

PancakeBill

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Re: hoist for removig camper
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007, 09:30:56 AM »
I suppose it is possible, and not all that difficult, guess adding lift points to the jacks would do it.  If you leave the jacks on, you still ave to maneuver between, you still have to get the alignment right, not sure it would be any easier. 

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Shayne

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Re: hoist for removig camper
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007, 12:21:08 PM »
Meredog    Good Luck  years ago I and some friends made 3 of them   wound up being more trouble than they were worth.     Too each his own.
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Riverdog

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Re: hoist for removig camper
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2007, 05:16:53 PM »
Squeezing between the jacks get you centered.  If you use a wider lift as you suggest you could end up not being centered and having the camper hit the wheel wells.

On a previous truck I had "dually" swingouts for my front jacks.  It's a bracket made for duallys so you can swing the jack away from the camper for dually fender clearance.

Good luck.
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