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Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Jack Legs

having seen the legs for my kitchen trailer, caris decided that a set for the castle would make his life easier…


first we cannibalize the boat trailer axle for the steel…

do a bit of welding… (those jack legs are 4,000 lb rated, from northern tool http://www.northerntool.com/

here’s the legs ready to mount…

passenger side front… notice that these legs, you pull the pin, drop it down most of the way, and then use the screw for the rest of the distance…
this is very very handy for uneven ground. 36″ of total lift for the win 🙂

my world would be quite difficult without welding…

this welder is a different one that the one we used for the bed… much hotter, but we needed the generator to run it… 🙂

looks good. very solid, and we can replace it if we have to.

and here it is up on it’s feet. 🙂

rock solid, and easy.
(note that the handles were replaced with a nut welded around the jack shaft, so leveling can be done fast and easy with a cordless drill)

… to be continued…

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