Steady Legs or not!

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  1. Boo

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    My R.V has steady legs at the back which are just slide out ones and not that adjustable :Sad:

    My idea is to take them off and fit some static caravan wind-up legs on all 4 corners..........................anyone done it?


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    No reason why not apart from the weight and all that winding. Just sit back, rock and roll, hee hee.
     
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    Caravan type steadies on several tons of RV:Rofl1:




    Our Winne came with the PowerPlus swing down US leveling system, 8500lb each, great piece of kit, if you fancy a laugh/heart attack have a look on the Gold RV site, here.... PowerPlus Automatic Control System | Gold RV

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    I mean to use them as corner steadies not leveling legs dude :Wink:

    Yes I have seen the ripoff prices of those rams before, think someone was selling some second hand ones on here not long ago for £700ish.
    Would be better off going to a commercial scrapyard and finding some hydrolic legs from a hiab or something, which is what I had in mind a while ago :Smile:

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    hi boo you could pick up some cheap hydrolic jacks from trago or pool market. they would have all the strength you need . few blocks wood as well no probs. think mean, i do .cheers alan
     
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    I mean to use them as corner steadies not leveling legs dude


    I realised that but you'd have to tippy toe about not to bend 'em I reckon, which kinda defeats the object me thinks:Rofl1:


    My thinkings, caravan weighs what 1.5 - 2 tons, all in, back end of your RV weighs about that on each corner!
     
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    Why bother ????...

    If it ain't broke don't fix it !!......:Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:
     
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    thats all my Kontiki has......

    caravan corner steadies on angle iron brackets to bring them low enough.

    they only have a drop of 15" to 18" though and at times i need wood blocks as well.

    seem to work ok.
     
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    We have used 2 sissor jackes under the front cab. £2 each at boot fair

    steve 7 ann ----------- teensvan
     
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    Boo Iv'e seen Papa John Sup:drink:
    Trust me:thumb: he is an expert on steady legs:Doh::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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