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Ray Fair, Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Visual Height Marker
2017 Silverado 3500
2016 Eagle Cap 850
My usual method of loading our camper is to raise it up to a point that I think will clear the bottom of the truck bed. Seldom do I get it high enough the first time. This simple modification solved this challenge.
Our Happijac jacks feature a red line painted on them by the manufacturer to indicate the maximum height extension. Why not put another mark on the jacks to show the height that I need when loading the camper on my truck? In my situation, when my camper is on cinder blocks in my driveway, it is 39-inches.
For extra measure, I raised my camper to 41-inches, used blue painter’s tape to control over spray and painted a white mark on all four sides of each jack. It doesn’t matter if the wipers on the jack remove some of the paint – as long as I can see them.
When I see the top of the white line, I know that my camper is at a height of 41-inches and it’s time to back up the truck.
It took me 18-minutes to complete this modification and cost me a little blue tape and white paint from my workshop. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy.
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