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Ed Evans, Nakusp, British Columbia
Jack Flags To Aid In Loading A Truck Camper
2020 Ford F-150
2019 Lance 650
Loading the camper to the exact right distance on each side of the truck box was difficult to get right. I needed an idea to use the camper jack for measuring that wouldn’t scratch or damage the truck box.
After looking in my garage, I found some leftover neoprene. I cut out a piece that was 6 inches by 12 inches and folded it around the jack.
Then I drilled holes into it and attached zip ties. After loading the camper to the exact spot, I measured and cut the neoprene to just touch the box.
After a number of times loading the camper, I am now able to get the distance exactly right. The neoprene folds and returns to shape if the truck touches it. No problem. I have marked the jack at the point where the flag sits on the jack so it can adjust and return to the exact measurement.
It took me 15 minutes to complete this modification and cost me $10. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy.
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