Originally Posted by TeJay
My error. If you have a motor home they are called leveling jacks and are usually operated from the drivers seat and are designed to level the MH. Stabalizer jacks are used for TT's and are designed to somewhat stabilize the TT. There is no comparison between a TT frame and a MH truck chassis. They are night and day. TT's wiggle because the frames are so flimsy that even with 4-corner jacks there is still a lot of movement.
I'm not a seasoned veteran of RVs, but our sales guy explained the difference to us similar to your example. We have a class C, and he said leveling jacks are extremely rare on class C's due to cost, as well as explaining as you did how they work to auto level the camper from the driver's seat.
We have stabilizer jacks. We have two scissor jacks on the back end that I get out and get the jack-arm thingy that turns them down. We were told quite explicitly that they will not carry the weight of the MH and are never ever to be used to change a tire.
But they do a great job at stabilizing!
like this, but mine are permanently attached: