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rv-pro.com May 2020 • RV PRO • 65 When those tests proved to be successful, he contacted Truck Camper Magazine, which invited him to a jamboree in Gettys- burg, Pa., to do a demonstration. Bakker was given a time slot to give a presentation and answer questions and then do some installation work on a camper. "We proved that one of our jacks runs almost identical to the other jacks and it would be safe to do so," Bakker says. "How- ever, we suggest they do two jacks just to make sure. Actually, we suggest they put the two new jacks on the front of the camper where there's more weight and move the older ones to the back." While many truck-camper owners appreciate the cost savings from replacing only one or two jacks, rather than the whole set, he adds that another advantage of the Rieco-Titan products is the remote control. Not only do the Atwood jacks work with the Rieco-Titan remote, but it includes a rocker switch to operate a unit's slide-outs, as well. And, like the jacks themselves, Bakker says the electronics aren't that hard to replace. "For the most part, it's just taking the wires off one control box and putting them on the other," he says. Even before this, Bakker says the company had a good pres- ence in the aftermarket, although given the niche nature of truck Danny Espinoza operates machinery countersinking and tapping 3/4-6 LH acme nuts used in Rieco-Titan jacks.

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