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Old 03-23-2015, 01:30 PM   #11
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This has happened to me several times! In fact going up a steeper driveway, the jacks scrapped and lifted the tires enough to where I could not get any traction. The only solution was to drop the Jacks to lift the tires and put 2x4s underneath so I could get up the hill. Hard to live with but can't live without....


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Old 03-23-2015, 01:44 PM   #12
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try using 2X6's on the street i have the same problem an it helps....



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Old 03-23-2015, 01:44 PM   #13
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Another thing that may help is the way you enter and exit the driveways your having problems with. When entering or exiting these problem spots try not going straight on, go in at an angle so only one wheel at a time is at the top of the crest at a time. It may feel a bit uncomfortable but things will tip differently and making it less likely to scrub . Also with the scrape wheels should make it never happen.
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:27 PM   #14
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At purchase of my 2015 W, I had the option to have Stabi-lite stabilizer but I didn't want it. Stabi-lite is placed in front of rear tires, so won't scrape the ground.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:27 PM   #15
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I checked into Stabi-lite stabilizers, I don't see how they can be very good? Their capacity rating is only 1750 lbs. and their mounted in the center of the wheel base. About the only thing I see them good for is stopping the coach from swaying after setting up.
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:05 AM   #16
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Different coach but same problem. My Berkshire hitch will scrape on steep grades if I do not hit the right attack angle. I installed a wireless camera under the frame of the coach with monitor on the dash. Does not prevent the hit but helps to know it is coming and lets me adjust the attack angle to prevent most of them. Can get most of the units for under $100. any GPS systems also have camera inputs now. I have had my system installed for 6 years.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:08 AM   #17
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I checked into Stabi-lite stabilizers, I don't see how they can be very good? Their capacity rating is only 1750 lbs. and their mounted in the center of the wheel base. About the only thing I see them good for is stopping the coach from swaying after setting up.
Stopping the swaying after setup is all they are intended to do; same as the Bigfoot 2 point system. They are not levelers only stabilizers.

I have the Bigfoot system and would not be without it. My DW is susceptible
to the swaying and they take care of that very well.
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:38 PM   #18
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Caution is the key. We're always looking at other things but the clearance is the trade off.

You need enough of a throw to touch the ground, but as short as you can to not drag. There's not a lot of travel left in them as is. There are some hinged ones and some electrical ones, but we feel like they "give" more than the hydraulic. So its a catch 22...they don't do as good a job doing what we expect them to do.
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I understand the Stabi-lite are just for stabilizing. But their video shows them being deployed and they make it appear to be able to lift the frame. I don't think I'd want to try it. I do have the rear Bigfoot also and really like them. I'm looking at adding a 2 point system to the front of my sprinter, will post how it comes out.
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:00 PM   #20
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We also have this problem, and not always in places where we can do much about avoiding it. I worry about damage. For the rep to say they have not had complaints sounds unbelievable.
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