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Old 10-15-2011, 10:36 AM   #1
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Can you replace stab jacks with leveling jacks?

On your typical bumper-pull travel trailer, can you replace the stabilizer jacks with jacks that can actually lift\level the camper? I'm thinking it would be great to do this provided it will not cause damage to the jack mounts and\or frame. Any advice?
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
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i don't know of any TT that has leveling jacks.
some do have electric stabilizing jacks, though.

don't think anything other than motorhomes, have leveling jacks, which have to be hydraulic.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:55 AM   #3
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i don't know of any TT that has leveling jacks.
some do have electric stabilizing jacks, though.

don't think anything other than motorhomes, have leveling jacks, which have to be hydraulic.
That's what I've heard, but have seen some hydro-based jacks online like the EZ-Flip and while it's pretty expensive, I can see it making leveling a lot easier.

EZ Flip Down Wireless Leveling System Travel trailer leveling system [] - $1,595.00 : Bigfoot - Quadra Manufacturing, Leveling Systems

They have a demo video on youtube showing it working on a bumper pull TT.

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Sounds like a really expensive solution to a perceived problem. Front to back leveling has always been easy for me. Using the tongue jack to raise/lower the front until you are level and then lower the rear stabilizers to stabilize the trailer. How hard is that. BTW if you are really lazy, get a cordless drill to run the stabilizers up/down with.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:28 PM   #5
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Sounds like a really expensive solution to a perceived problem. Front to back leveling has always been easy for me. Using the tongue jack to raise/lower the front until you are level and then lower the rear stabilizers to stabilize the trailer. How hard is that. BTW if you are really lazy, get a cordless drill to run the stabilizers up/down with.
it's the side to side leveling that bugs me. We're fine initially, but we find we're out of level by the time the weekend is up due to settling. We camp for 3-4 days at a time and nearly always have to re-level halfway through. I don't know if it's because we're on thick gravel sites or if something else contributes to being out-of-level over time but this solution would be a lot easier than hitching up and re-leveling every 2 days.
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i agree, i would almost buy a MH just for the automatic leveling systems that some have.
to be able to drive in a site, push a few buttons and you're good. no fooling with Lynx blocks.
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:25 PM   #7
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it's the side to side leveling that bugs me. We're fine initially, but we find we're out of level by the time the weekend is up due to settling. We camp for 3-4 days at a time and nearly always have to re-level halfway through. I don't know if it's because we're on thick gravel sites or if something else contributes to being out-of-level over time but this solution would be a lot easier than hitching up and re-leveling every 2 days.
Ours ends up not level as well but I see no reason to ever relevel it as it is not that far out anyway. THe fridge will still operate in an unlevel trailer unless it is way off.
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With the lite weight frames used on many travel trailers, I don't think it would be wise to use any kind of jack that would raise the trailer.
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With the lite weight frames used on many travel trailers, I don't think it would be wise to use any kind of jack that would raise the trailer.
I would agree. Although, I guess it depends on your mounting points.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:32 PM   #10
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My dealer told me specifically that the stabilizer jacks are just that, and to lift the trailer to "level" it with them would eventually bend the frames.

For once, I think I got good advice from the dealer...

But yea, I never use my scissors to level side to side.
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