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Posted: 06/02/11 07:54am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm interested only on where to mount scissor jacks on a Ford E450 frame. Can they be mounted with C clamps?
Just this info only. I know all the pros of having an auto system such as HWH , Bigfoot & etc. Right now I am thinking cheap.
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I have a 32' Class C and had the dealership do a set (2) with the electric motors mounted about 18" behind the rear wheels on the frame. I use blocks for the front tires as I have determined that the ones in back are just not strong enough to left the MH safely. They work great as a stablizer but not as jacks.

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I'm watching this one, I see BAL makes flat folding stabilizers that look like they can be mounted on the rear bumper. I'm looking to take the "bounce" out of the camper not "lift" the unit.


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WIth scissor jacks, you probably want to use a 3-point system. 2-rear mounted jacks, and one center-mounted front jack. Using a 3-point jack setup will eliminate the risk of adding frame twist when setting up jacks, which can cause slid-out issues.

I would not count on C-clams to be very effective. Bolting them on will be much more secure.


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I looked over my frame & decided the only spot to mount the front jacks would be on the frame just behind cab doors. In the rear, about 6 feet behind rear wheels. U bolts are out, don't know why I thought I could do that! I really don't think welding would be a good idea. Bolting them to the frame would be the only way. Just not a lot of choices on where to put them. Having own a class A with leveling jacks, they really don't stabilize. All it it takes, is one jack to settle about 1/8 inch for the rock & rolling to start.
I can't see how a person would mount Bal OTG?

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Dave T, I have a Bal Quick To Ground/QTG that I had on our '88 E-350. We now have a '02 E-350 and things are a little different so I put a pair of the scissor jacks on as close as I could them behind the rear axel. If you would like to see how I've done them, I'm only about an hour from you. And if you would like I could help you put them on. I'm retired and enjoyed doing things like that.

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I recently added scissors to rear of my e350. The scissors had a bolt hole pattern but the way I wanted to mount them to the frame the bolted C-clamp idea wouldn't work. I eventually manned up and drilled holes into the frame and bolted them. This seemed to work pretty good. Wanted to weld them, but didn't have time (would have had to go over to buddies house to use the welder).

I can tell you didn't give the stablization I expected, but helps.

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I mounted 4 of the BAL 7500# jacks (stabilizers) on my chevy chassis. Drilled & bolted. I can level the rig to some extent, and they stabilize very well.


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I use the BAL three point system. They work pretty well. Front is bolted on with C clamps and rear bolted directly to the frame.


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