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Old 04-11-2016, 11:42 AM   #1
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Stabilizer Jack Question

Just curious what everyone else is using under their stabilizer jacks. I currently use a set of Camco Stabilizer Jack pads (Amazon.com: Camco 44595 Stabilizer Jack Pad - 4 pack: Automotive) however I was thinking of switching to just a piece of 4x4 wood so my jacks don't have to come down as far. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:51 AM   #2
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12X12 X3/4" plywood. Never seen the need for anything more. If I get desperate I got firewood. Don't try that with Jack pads
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:52 AM   #3
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I have a couple sets of the lynx blocks and use enough of them stacked up so the stabilizers aren't extended way out. Once you got them they last, are light weight, don't rot, wash off and stack compactly for storage. The first set has got to be at least 15 yrs old. Works 4 me
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:59 AM   #4
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Because of their design, the newer rear stabilizers do a much better job at stabilizing if you run them down as far as possible towards the ground. A thin piece of blocking (plywood, plastic, whatever) on soft or sandy soil is all you should use. I don't use anything on concrete or very hard packed gravel.

Using multiple blocks to avoid having to run them down as far will only add to the movement we are all trying to eliminate.

Older scissor jacks are different. By design, they are more stable when they are only extended about 6-8 inches.
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I have cut up pieces of 2x6 lumber about 8 inches long... about 10 of them. I stack them as high as needed for whatever use I need them for... sometimes to level a picnic table.
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I also use the lynx blocks. They work very well light weight and easy to store and carry.Later RJD
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:32 PM   #7
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how far is too far????

Newbie here - how far are you to extend the jacks? We have a 2016 and the salesman told us they aren't made to lift but to stabilize, which I get... he said they could buckle. I'm always worried we will extend them too far.... Do we extend them till they stop on their own or what?
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Usually a 6" PWF post on top of 2 other 6" PWF post pieces, all about 16" long and laying flat at 90 degrees to one another... We need the height, due to the height of the trailer..
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