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Old 03-22-2016, 01:07 AM   #11
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Not sure what you have but if this is similar, just replace yourself. No welding necessary.
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Old 03-22-2016, 04:21 PM   #12
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Great suggestions everybody! I'm still waiting to hear from the shop on how much damage I did to the stabilizer. It was only one side that was damaged but I could see the stabilizer was bent (along with the side brackets) and it looked like the cross bar that guides the roller was bent also. So, I'm guessing they will have to replace the entire mechanism. I really don't have a lot of tools or knowledge to rebuild this thing myself and since it's a new camper, I think I will fork out the dough to get it fixed by the RV shop. Ughh... I think for a temporary fix (provided they can't fix it in time), I will use the scissor jacks to keep the rear stabilized on our next trip. Any recommendations for brand without breaking the bank too bad? Thanks again for the replies! This is great resource to lean on for someone who is new to this experience.
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Old 03-22-2016, 04:31 PM   #13
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A cheaper idea, if clearance allows, you could use a 4x4 spanning from frame rail to frame rail and use a floor jack in the middle. Like you said, it's only to stabilize, so you shouldn't have to lift you camper.


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I don't see that stabilizing side to side movement. The floor jack would act as teeter totter.


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Old 03-22-2016, 09:37 PM   #14
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Another Newbie Mistake...ugh!

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I don't see that stabilizing side to side movement. The floor jack would act as teeter totter.


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Good point. You could use two.


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Old 03-22-2016, 09:57 PM   #15
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You really need to show before and after pictures of my mangled mess to show what a competent shop can do.
Don't know about the competent shop part, but here are the before and after pics.
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There is some real skill , to take that piece of scrap back to whats shown in the fifth pic, hats off to you!!!
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:19 PM   #17
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There is some real skill , to take that piece of scrap back to whats shown in the third pic, hats off to you!!!
Thanks for the kind words.

The 3rd pic is what it looked like before and the 5th picture is the way it is now, waiting to be mounted on OCW's trailer.
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:27 PM   #18
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Thanks for the kind words.

The 3rd pic is what it looked like before and the 5th picture is the way it is now, waiting to be mounted on OCW's trailer.
Yes fifth pic
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