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Old 02-24-2015, 12:09 PM   #1
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Electric stabilizing jacks - worth it?

My DH and I are new to the RV camping world. (really - any camping) But we live in beautiful Tennessee with wonderful state and national parks just a hop, skip and jump away. We have decided we need to get out and enjoy them before we die. We also have motorcycles that we would like to have the option of taking with us to camp. I have spent a great deal of time on these forums and am quite impressed at the information you all share with each other. Since we are new to this, are not retired and want to spend our time camping- as opposed to repairing a camper, we have decided to buy a new toy hauler TT. The one we are looking at is the Grey Wolf 26RR. We are still really deciding whether to take the plunge and want to know what the capital outlay is so we have been cross-shopping dealers. Surprisingly, the local Camping World has come to the table and price-matched another out of state dealer that is a 5 hour drive. The only difference between the trailers we are looking at is that one has electric stabilizer jacks (out of state) and the local one does not. CW is willing to compensate for this in the pricing, but my question is - is it worth the effort to deal with the out of state dealer and get the jacks? Or is it a more important value to have a dealer closer to home to deal with problems?
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CW is going to (Compensate?) How? Put Elect stabilizers on or Reduce the price (1000$) Youroo!! Welcome!
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:29 PM   #3
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Price reduction.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:48 PM   #5
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I'd stay with the closer to home dealer. We have never have the electric stabilizers in 30+ years of camping. I am sure they are nice to have but not needed.

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Old 02-24-2015, 12:51 PM   #6
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My DH and I are new to the RV camping world. (really - any camping) But we live in beautiful Tennessee with wonderful state and national parks just a hop, skip and jump away. We have decided we need to get out and enjoy them before we die. We also have motorcycles that we would like to have the option of taking with us to camp. I have spent a great deal of time on these forums and am quite impressed at the information you all share with each other. Since we are new to this, are not retired and want to spend our time camping- as opposed to repairing a camper, we have decided to buy a new toy hauler TT. The one we are looking at is the Grey Wolf 26RR. We are still really deciding whether to take the plunge and want to know what the capital outlay is so we have been cross-shopping dealers. Surprisingly, the local Camping World has come to the table and price-matched another out of state dealer that is a 5 hour drive. The only difference between the trailers we are looking at is that one has electric stabilizer jacks (out of state) and the local one does not. CW is willing to compensate for this in the pricing, but my question is - is it worth the effort to deal with the out of state dealer and get the jacks? Or is it a more important value to have a dealer closer to home to deal with problems?
I would go with option #2...you'll be happy when something goes wrong to have a dealer close by.
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I don't have a TH but I do have the elect stabilizer. It's not enough for me. I also use bottle jacks under the frame at the front axels. That being said I would go for price reduction also.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:55 PM   #8
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Electric stab jacks

I have never had them on any of my fifth wheels, either, but the next one I buy will have them. They are very convenient (check with any upscale motorhome owner) but if you're not yet retired, perhaps you don't mind getting out and leveling. I'll also get the automatic power cord roller (50 amp). I'm in pretty good shape for 64 years old (I wrestle with my high school wrestling team kids) but I don't like all of the rigamarole to get settled into a spot and then having to haul around that 50 amp cord.

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My DH and I are new to the RV camping world. (really - any camping) But we live in beautiful Tennessee with wonderful state and national parks just a hop, skip and jump away. We have decided we need to get out and enjoy them before we die. We also have motorcycles that we would like to have the option of taking with us to camp. I have spent a great deal of time on these forums and am quite impressed at the information you all share with each other. Since we are new to this, are not retired and want to spend our time camping- as opposed to repairing a camper, we have decided to buy a new toy hauler TT. The one we are looking at is the Grey Wolf 26RR. We are still really deciding whether to take the plunge and want to know what the capital outlay is so we have been cross-shopping dealers. Surprisingly, the local Camping World has come to the table and price-matched another out of state dealer that is a 5 hour drive. The only difference between the trailers we are looking at is that one has electric stabilizer jacks (out of state) and the local one does not. CW is willing to compensate for this in the pricing, but my question is - is it worth the effort to deal with the out of state dealer and get the jacks? Or is it a more important value to have a dealer closer to home to deal with problems?
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:07 PM   #9
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Thank you guys for your input. My gut also says to go with the local dealer and just take along a drill.
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:11 PM   #10
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This is a Pull type TH with No slides, units with slides have jacks standard but they are Not the (Other Option Elec.Jacks). Youroo!!
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