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Old 04-01-2011, 09:42 AM   #1
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Stabilizing Jacks?

Hey All,

Getting ready for the maiden voyage this weekend and had a stabilizing jack question for you grizzly veterans.

I know they are NOT used to level the unit but how much pressure do you put on the jacks (1 turn, 2 turns after ground contact)?
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:13 PM   #3
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x2 above. Also, we usually go back the following day and re-tighten. That gives the trailer time to settle. This is especially true when the ground is softer.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:18 PM   #4
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I carefully check the trailer as I lower the stabilizers. When I see the trailer start to move even the slightest I back off a bit and reapply very light force and I am done. If the trailer feels wobbly I tighten them a tad more.
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Like above, but blocks between jack pad (bottom of the jack) and ground help out. They protect the jack pad and give you a bit more reach on the jack if needed. Think 2X8 or 2X10, treated or not is your choice. Have used untreated for many years with no issues (go figure, they are not on the ground that long usually).

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Old 04-01-2011, 07:07 PM   #6
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Thank you all.....big help always. I'm sure I'll have LOTS more questions after this weekend. I hope to have a lot answered this weekend as well.
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