RV jacks in the mud

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  1. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

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    It will be interesting to see how the jacks will deal with the mud at Peterborough even with large feet under them.. At Shepton last September a HR 16 tons got stuck in the mud.. Bill (Landy Lover) ... used his winch to haul him out backwards.. but the land rover had to be ground anchored to a tree.. without the tree the land rover was just pulled towards the rear of the RV..... part of the issues with hauling out RV's is that there is no tow point at the front unless some sort of equipment has been added. There had to be pull out using the Reece tow ball.

    But seeing the issues in Shepton.. far less rain there.. I wonder how the bigger RV's will make out with there power jacks. I do not have them, so I have to rely on fiamma ramps.. so I will want to try for as level grass as I can get... perhaps some of us will end up in the roadways.

    But I am going to be watching with interest as some of the bigger brethren (RV's) arrive.

    Bob:Blush: p.s also applies I presume to fivers as well?
     
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    well Bob, I think anyone who puts jacks down in mud needs their head examined.. :Doh:
     
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    Actually, once an RV is possitioned extending the jacks, with suitable pads obviously, increases your load spread to ten points from six so logically this should seriously reduce the risk of sinking whilst parked?
     
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    could be right Dodgey , but if they are spring retract ?

    they are prone to sticking at the best of times... so if in mud.. I doubt they would ever pull up.. could be interesting watching though :Laughing:
     
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    Wot you need is them big pads like they use on cranes, about 2 foot across them babies dont sink:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    interesting views

    Interesting views.. I will watch out and see what happens with the RV's .. what about 5vers? The are not normally spring loaded type.. but I hope someone can tell me.

    Bob:Sad:
     
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    all my fivers are spring loaded ... :thumb:

    as are my tens and twenties.. :Laughing:
     
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    Power in and power out so not an issue
     
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    Thats what I have four of em rated at 50ton each but you can still sink them.......we will see :RollEyes:

    All the best Rick
     
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    A Scottish purse--------------------------------------padlocked :Wink:
     
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    Hi. We are a 40ft'r , Its not the sitting on/in the mud that is the concern as we would use scaffolding planks to spread the load -. It is where you are parked in the field and getting off that may cause a concerrn. We are monitoring the situation weather to go or not! :rain::rain:
     
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    As said with pad should be OK but yes, failure could be fun.

    Our Winne has the electric swing down type, not the greatest but they work and like Bill, power down and up, and worst case scenario I could drive forward (hopefully) off them if there was a problem and sort once off.
     
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    Does not look like they sunk

    Rick is parked up next to me.. does not look like he has sunk (his jacks)

    Bob:Blush:
     
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