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Old 08-06-2012, 12:44 AM   #1
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stabilizer - any new ideas

the first night out in the new camper resulted in CARGAGE -- we hit a good sized rock with the stabilizer jack and "V" shaped scrape bar. Any thoughts on a low profile stabilizer jack that would work as a replacement?
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:24 PM   #2
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Replacement jacks

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You could get a pair of these at Camping World or maybe Wally World.
Aluminum Stack Jacks - Product - Camping World

Or one of these scissor jacks at Camping World, depending on what height you need.
Search - stabilizing jacks - Camping World

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:33 PM   #3
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the first night out in the new camper resulted in CARGAGE -- we hit a good sized rock with the stabilizer jack and "V" shaped scrape bar. Any thoughts on a low profile stabilizer jack that would work as a replacement?
Straighten what you have and remove the tube spacer would give you some more clearance.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:48 PM   #4
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Straighten the scrape bar. It looks like a 1 inch piece of square tubing welded to the frame to have a place to screw the jack to. Cut most of the tubing away, leaving the top portion that is welded to the frame. If the jack is damaged, get a new jack and weld it to the remaining tubing. That way you aren't welding on the frame to void your warranty, and it will raise your jack about an inch.

Option 2, call the insurance company, sounds like road hazard to me.
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the first night out in the new camper resulted in CARGAGE -- we hit a good sized rock with the stabilizer jack and "V" shaped scrape bar. Any thoughts on a low profile stabilizer jack that would work as a replacement?
The scrape bar should be reinforced with a pc of 1/2" bar stock along it's full length. Remove the tube for the jack and bolt the jack to the frame itself.
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Remove the tube for the jack and bolt the jack to the frame itself.
Thanks for the info. Looks like its just tack welded to the frame and can use the the small grinder on the dremmel drill to cut loose the welds -- or perhaps an hack saw.


That stuff hangs too low anyway.
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Thanks for the info. Looks like its just tack welded to the frame and can use the the small grinder on the dremmel drill to cut loose the welds -- or perhaps an hack saw.


That stuff hangs too low anyway.
Don't think a Dremmel will do the job, too small. A 4" or 4-4/2" grinder with a thin cut off wheel would work very well. Those 1/4" straps are too thin to do the job intended which is to protect the undercarriage from scrapping on the road. They should be reinforced by add at least 3/8" or 1/2" bar stock as about 4 scrapes on concrete over about a foot, they will be worn out.
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