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Mechanical Camper Jacks

This video covers How To Use the Mechanical Camper Jacks on a Four Wheel Pop-Up Truck Camper.

Video Transcription

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this here is the mechanical camper Jax
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for customers that want to take the
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camper on and off their truck on a
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regular basis if you’re leaving the
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camper on full-time you won’t need to
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order Jax the jack bracket this little
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white Jack racket over here is attached
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to all of the campers jack brackets
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standard mechanical can’t reject for the
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four-corners is an option
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these are simple to use they three bolts
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to bolt that on set it on put your bolts
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in there and tighten them down you can
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travel with these Jack’s on you can
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travel with the Jack’s off we usually
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recommend loading the camper securing
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your tie-downs turnbuckles plugging the
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camper in and leaving your Jack’s at
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home having these four Jack’s hanging
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off the side of the camper can be a snag
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factor sometimes for rocks on trails
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trees or other cars parked next to you
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can sometimes will clip them to use them
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they come with a crank handle actually
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come with to crank handles and a drill
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bit crank handle we use sometimes just
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to get it started and crank it down by
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hand it’s just very slow it’s easy to do
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it’s not a lot of pressure but it’s slow
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to make this Jack go down here for that
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reason
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that’s where the drill bit comes in and
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we’ll take a cordless drill put our
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drill bit in there it will run those up
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and down when I’m doing that the
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distance making this Jack go all the way
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to the ground we use the speed setting
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makes it very fast and then when we’re
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starting to lift the entire weight of
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the camper we’ll switch the gear more to
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the torque setting so it can do the
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heavy lifting without putting strain on
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the drill motor when you want to set the
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camper back down into the truck we just
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reverse that lower that down and we’ll
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do the rest of the quick lifting with
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the faster setting but what we do before
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we get to the end of the jack here
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before this foot goes all the way up
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into the edge of the the rest of the
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jack mechanism we slow down
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so we’ll just go nice and slow the last
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four or five six turns the reason for
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that is if you’re going too fast and
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that thing stops it goes all the way to
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the end
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sometimes your your drill will will jerk
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out of your hands hit your shoulder so
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that last little bit you can just do
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that by hand when the jack is all the
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way up drill bits off I usually take a
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crank handle I’ll check my foot here if
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it’s rattling it’s too loose this can
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actually rattle down all the way to the
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ground on washboard roads if you’re
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traveling with your jacks on
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we take these off most of the time but
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if you’re going to leave them on go
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ahead and just put your little crank
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handle on here and then figure out the
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right direction and tighten it down and
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I’m doing super tight just snugging it
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down a little bit
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tightens that gear up tightens the foot
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up
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no more rattle that jacks nice and firm
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now this isn’t gonna rattle down it’s
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locked
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I didn’t over tighten it but I did snug
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it down then we put the handles away
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hope that helps

We wish for health, for you and your families in 2021.

 

This has been our busiest year in the history of our company (48+ years). New camper orders are out pacing our production capabilities. Unfortunately this has resulted in historically long lead times. We encourage you to connect with your nearest dealer so that you can discover what their order schedule looks like, and when possibly to place your new camper order to meet your 2022 trip needs.

 

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