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Operation and Sturdiness of Stromberg Carlson Camper Jack # JB-20 when Fully Extended


Greetings, I have two questions: 1 Are these the newer version the fold-down handle or the older ones with fixed handle? 2 Are these jacks stable when fully extended to 34inch height? My slideout tracks measure 28 inch high on level ground. My concern is that I may to fully extend the jacks to compensate for uneven campsites. wooden blocks are another option. What do you recommend? Thank you for your kind response.


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I was able to go out to our warehouse and test out the strudiness of the Stromberg Camper Jack # JB-20, and check out the handle for you.

I found that the handle does rotate down so that it won't stick out after you have set the height of the jack. I also found that they are very sturdy once the handle and nut are tightened to the base, even at the fully extended height. I have to tell you though, after spending the time to fully extend it and rotate the nut to the bottom, I had some time to think and put myself in your shoes, if I was packing up to leave I'd be anxious to find a quicker way to retract it, and set it up. Well with the Stromberg Jacks there isn't a way, but I do have a solution for this, I think you'll appreciate.

The Ultra-Fab Slide-Out Supports # UF19-960002, extend from 21 inches to 37 inches in height. Wouldn't you know it too, I pulled it out of the box, extended it, and packed it back up in less time than I could extend the Stromberg jack. This Ultra-Fab support has a push button release that lets you quickly set the height needed and then you move the quick release handle to the base and a couple twists and boom jack set. It was amazing. Best part is the price point is only slightly higher which was great compared to the ease of use.

For uneven ground of campsites, I recommend leveling blocks, like the Ultra-Fab # UF48-979052. This is a set of 8 and it comes in a handy carrying case for easy clean storage in your RV.

I have linked all the above mentioned products to this page for your purchasing convenience. I have also included a video demonstration of the Ultra-Fab supports for you to check out.

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