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Dave Turner, Albany, Kentucky
Jack Bracket Dually Extension
2016 Ram 3500
2002 Lance 921
When loading and unloading, my dually truck only had about an inch clearance on either side of the front jacks. I wanted more clearance between the outside dually fenders and the jacks.
I removed the three bolts from the forward jack brackets and moved the jacks to the side. I took a piece of 3/8-inch steel, 4-inches by 13-inches, and held it against the mount on the camper, and traced the holes with a marker. I used a step drill and drilled the 3/8-inch holes on a drill press. I drilled six holes.
I painted the extension white to match the jack stand. I mounted the extension using six 3/8-inch by 1 1/2-inch bolts. With the extensions installed, I gain 3-inches of clearance on each side of the camper. Three inches is the maximum amount of extension using the existing wiring and plug. The extension is double the thickness of the existing metal tabs on the jack stands.
The extensions work great. I can load the truck camper quickly without fear of scraping the fenders.
It took me two hours to complete this modification and cost me $6. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is medium.
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