How to Install Camper Jacks

How to Install Camper Jacks
Camper jacks are used to stabilize a camper. Installation of jacks is not too difficult, but does require a little know-how. Most hardware comes with the system, but you'll probably have to supply some yourself. It is best to open your kit and see what it came with. If it lists anything that is not supplied, buy the items before getting started.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging

Things You’ll Need:
  • 1 1/4-inch diameter lag screws
  • Steel angles
Step 1
Assemble the top corner brackets with the bolts that come with your new jack system. Brackets form a T shape with one flat piece and one L piece put together. Bolts will protrude from the finished brackets. These are used to attach the jacks.
Step 2
Attach the brackets to the corners of the camper. The flat part of each bracket will face out from sides when put in place. Use at least 1 1/4-inch-diameter lag screws to attach the brackets to the camper framework on the corners. If bracket holes are slotted, screw into the center of the slot. If the jack system came with wide brackets, add steel angles on the inside of each corner for added support.
Step 3
Mount the jacks to the bolts extending from the brackets. Washers and locking nuts keep the jacks in place.
Step 4
Assemble the lower brackets with the additional clamp assembly.
Step 5
Open the clamp and slip the jack tubing inside.
Step 6
Screw the bracket to the lower corner. Tighten the bracket to the corner and tighten the clamp around the tubing.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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