Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-21-2013, 10:02 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,258
And Herk, if you look at the bracket that the rear jack assembly is bolted to, you would see that it is welded ON TOP of the frame flange. If they had welded it underneath, the load would just push under the main frame, a very strong configuration. But by welding it on top. the load is being carried by a few very poor welds.
Some days I just shake my head at the guys who run the assembly of these units.
My bet is that they do it that way just because it is easier to weld that way. Their welders probably aren't very good at welding upside down.
__________________

__________________
bakken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 12:16 PM   #22
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,211
After looking them over pretty closely this am, I've decided to just let them go and if they collapse for some reason or other, I'll repair them and reinforce where necessary. The whole assy, IMO is pretty flimsy and too light even for just stabilizing. Sure glad we don't have kids jumping around.
__________________

__________________
OldCoot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 02:41 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
checca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Minooka, IL.
Posts: 169
Lightbulb First attempt to fix....

Ok ... here is my first attempt with some wood blocks and a jack.


its about 90% there ... i need a large C clamp to bend the middle in alittle more.


and then do alittle welding.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo (1).jpg
Views:	145
Size:	52.2 KB
ID:	31046   Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.jpg
Views:	144
Size:	54.3 KB
ID:	31047  
__________________
2013 Lacrosse 318bhs
2010 Toyota Tundra Crew max 5.7 flex fuel / Installed airlift ultimate 5000 air bags and smart lift automatic leveling system.
Yamaha EF2000iS 2000 Watt Inverter Generators
Minooka, IL.
checca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 02:58 PM   #24
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,154
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
too light even for just stabilizing.
The manual is pretty clear they are for "light stabilizing" only. Attempting to "jack up" the frame will result in failure.
__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 03:03 PM   #25
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,211
Quote:
Originally Posted by herk7769 View Post
The manual is pretty clear they are for "light stabilizing" only. Attempting to "jack up" the frame will result in failure.
One of these days when I get energetic, I might just pull the whole unit down and see what can be done to change it over to a medium-heavy duty stabilizing unit.
__________________
OldCoot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 03:19 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: St. Charles, MO
Posts: 192
Checca, try either square tube or a pair of angle iron lengths bolted inside the leg. You may need to cut or drill a hole to allow for the existing bolt for the braces. I like 1/4" thickness for either the tube or angle. This should allow for some pounding into shape as well as reinforcement.
__________________
Timtation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 03:23 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
checca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Minooka, IL.
Posts: 169
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timtatioin View Post
Checca, try either square tube or a pair of angle iron lengths bolted inside the leg. You may need to cut or drill a hole to allow for the existing bolt for the braces. I like 1/4" thickness for either the tube or angle. This should allow for some pounding into shape as well as reinforcement.
great suggestion ... i will try that.
__________________
2013 Lacrosse 318bhs
2010 Toyota Tundra Crew max 5.7 flex fuel / Installed airlift ultimate 5000 air bags and smart lift automatic leveling system.
Yamaha EF2000iS 2000 Watt Inverter Generators
Minooka, IL.
checca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 07:40 AM   #28
Site Team
 
KyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 6,713
Home Debit (depot!) sells short lengths of angle iron.
Over priced but convenient.
__________________
KyDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 08:08 AM   #29
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 11,995
Quote:
Originally Posted by KyDan View Post
Google BAL jacks and see what you get.
I just did. The type you have come in pairs for around $85.
Donno if you can get just one cheaper or not.
Try a local dealer for a single one.
They are a simple bolt on replacement so you can do this or a
friendly neighbor with a socket wrench can do it and save labor cost
as well as a trip to the dealer.

Good Luck!
OP shows (Lippert Elect.stabilizers) ,not Bal jacks? Are the Parts the same? Youroo!!
__________________
youroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2013, 08:30 AM   #30
Site Team
 
KyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 6,713
Probably not! I didn't realize they were electric.
Mine are electric also-- I use a battery powered electric drill to operate them
__________________

__________________
Peace!
Dan & Rita D
2004 5.3L Silverado 1500 ext. cab 2WD
1999 Suzuki Intruder Motorcycle
Blue Ox WD hitch, AirLift load levelers

Camping days 2010-53, 2011-47, 2012-41,
2013-41, 2014-31, 2015-40, 2016-44, 2017-63
KyDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:36 PM.