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Old 02-11-2024, 04:16 PM   #1
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stuff sack for a jack cover?

Bought a jack cover for the camper, it lasted one year before disintegrating in the intense (lol) Michigan sun. Wondering about just using a stuff sack / ditty bag? They are a tenth the price and a new one each year wouldn't seem so bad. Or other ideas?
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Old 02-11-2024, 04:41 PM   #2
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It really doesn't matter what it is, as long as it keeps water off the jack power head. Many folks use a bucket on top of it, and maybe a bungee cord to keep the wind from blowing it around.
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Old 02-11-2024, 05:53 PM   #3
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I use a 5 gallon bucket and hang the chains on the handle. Been using the same bucket since about 2016. Initially did it to keep rain off, because I've had the gears freeze in the winter and struggled to get the jack retracted when leaving for our winter Florida trip. The fact that it keeps the sun off was an added bonus.
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I use a 5 gallon bucket too and also use safety chains to keep it in place. I also use the 5 gallon bucket to pour water in the black tank. I will say in the Texas sun the bucket only lasts about a year but they’re only 5 bucks.
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I drop a 5 gallon bucket on top of mine. Waterproof and really, nothing gonna go 'up' in there.
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Alright, 4 out of 4 votes for the bucket! I like the chain hanger idea too. Assume while driving the bucket is stashed somewhere and jack travels in the buff?
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Alright, 4 out of 4 votes for the bucket! I like the chain hanger idea too. Assume while driving the bucket is stashed somewhere and jack travels in the buff?
That’s how I do it. The bucket rides in my truck bed and serves as additional storage.
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We keep a couple of these covers on hand. They last a year or two between sitting in the driveway travelling in the rain. Besides the cinch cord, we bind the excess underneath with a mini bungee cord.

https://www.amazon.com/MMonDod-Water.../dp/B07C7N364T

We did try some other brands, and they didn't travel well at all.
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This past summer when Labor Freight had their 'bucket sale' -FREE bucket with any purchase. I went into the store 5x. I didn't mean to, but I was working on a project, so with each visit I got a free 5 gallon bucket!
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We keep a couple of these covers on hand. They last a year or two between sitting in the driveway travelling in the rain. Besides the cinch cord, we bind the excess underneath with a mini bungee cord.

https://www.amazon.com/MMonDod-Water.../dp/B07C7N364T

We did try some other brands, and they didn't travel well at all.
For several years now I have used a similar cover like this and never take it off. I push the control buttons with the cover on. I sprayed the whole cover with flex seal and have never had a leak problem.
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trying this...

Bought a different cover (Camco this time, not generic Amazon stuff) and will cover with a bucket most of the time. This should last several years I think. Thanks for the advice!
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