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Recently acquired a 1964 Kustom Koach that I am converting to a mobile craft workshop to accompany our 2006 Copper Canyon Sprinter, both parked on our seasonal lot in Alberta.

She rides pretty low to the ground and came with 2 small jacks to put underneath but still bounces quite a bit when I walk around inside.

I am open to suggestions on how to stabilize her. Maybe better, bigger jacks that raise her higher? Plastic blocks under the jacks as well?

(I’d include a picture but I don’t know how to do so with a URL.)

Thanks for any suggestions.

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if shes seasonal maybe put her on blocks?


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Jack stands, one at each corner. Crank the tongue down a bit, put stands under the rear, crank it up a bit past level, put stands under front,


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Look for the small flip down style pop up camper jacks.


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RR ties or cement blocks under the frame.


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Like Chris Bryant above...I used 4 jack stands placed under the frame near each corner and our TT was rock solid. It had a pretty beefy frame.

Some of the older TT used lightweight frames so you may need to place two more jack stands to support the middle.

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Jebby14 wrote:

if shes seasonal maybe put her on blocks?


Like cement blocks? (Greetings from a Windsor native now in Edmonton!)

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Chris Bryant wrote:

Jack stands, one at each corner. Crank the tongue down a bit, put stands under the rear, crank it up a bit past level, put stands under front,


Not sure what jack stands refers to... those plastic “LEGO” blocks?

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dodge guy wrote:

Look for the small flip down style pop up camper jacks.


Not sure what flip down jacks look like. Scissor jacks?

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coachellacanuck wrote:

Chris Bryant wrote:

Jack stands, one at each corner. Crank the tongue down a bit, put stands under the rear, crank it up a bit past level, put stands under front,


Not sure what jack stands refers to... those plastic “LEGO” blocks?

No, the kind of stands you use to change a tire at home.


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