anyone fitted caravan" steady"s for levelling van?

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  1. ultima

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    Has anyone used old corner steady"s off a c/van to level their van? Seems like a good cheap way.
     
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    A MH would normally weigh more than twice as much as a caravan and might be a bit much to lift with steadies
     
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    Caravan steady's are not robust enough to level a motorhome, they might be alright to stabilize it.
     
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    Yes
     
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    clue is in the name.. they are not jacks..

    steadies are fitted on many motorhomes as standard and can also be retro-fitted ..


    http://www.marcleleisure.co.uk/stor....html?osCsid=66c26fdcf055b7b95199879a532ce5f3

    These units are solely designed to steady the vehicle (to avoid rocking when people are moving around in the vehicle), they're not designed or robust enough to use to lift the vehicle clear of the ground, like when changing a wheel.
     
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    Also Motorhome ones are designed to flick up if you accidentally drive off with them down.
     
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    Are you sure , I have seen too many grooves in the Road to believe it. then they bend up and give up.
     
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    ha ha .. wise words from someone in the know..

    I am a man of some experience of ploughing fields ;)

    not all flip up , I can assure you:LOL:
     
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    As long as you don't reverse off the pitch with them down:(
     
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    They are steadies, not jacks.
    Mine also act as skids when boarding a ferry, they make a lovely
    deep grinding noise!
     
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    Wish you had told autocruise that . Haha . Wanna but a couple of slightly bent steadies. Lol
     
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    Got rear steadies fitted on the Bailey (official Al-Ko ) , you don't realise how good they are until you pitch up on a steep pitch and you can't utilise them !
     
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    Yes but if you use them you miss out on the free bouncy castle:)
     
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    Thanks for info-dont need to steady van just wanted to be able to level it without using ramps-point taken.
     
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