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Old 10-30-2014, 11:58 AM   #11
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I live in a small town north of the DFW area in the Republic of Texas (as we Texans like to call it). PM me if you want more specifics (like if you need my address so you can deliver my Publisher's Clearing House winnings).
Lol !
I'm just interested in your electric jacks if you decide to remove them to put on scissor jacks!

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Old 10-30-2014, 12:07 PM   #12
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Lol !
I'm just interested in your electric jacks if you decide to remove them to put on scissor jacks!

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Oh, well...if you coming to the Dallas area any time soon? I'll know in a few weeks...need to try it both ways.

If you do come let me know and I'll get a visa for you so you can enter the Republic easily (we are actually building a fence on the north side...details HERE).
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:10 PM   #13
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Oh, well...if you coming to the Dallas area any time soon? I'll know in a few weeks...need to try it both ways.

If you do come let me know and I'll get a visa for you so you can enter the Republic easily (we are actually building a fence on the north side...details HERE).
In that case I better have you ship it!

Better yet I'll buy you two new scissor jacks and mail you those.

Can we save on shipping by emailing them ?

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Old 10-30-2014, 02:57 PM   #14
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[QUOTE=Hilgert;728166]Turbs, do you have to manually place those strong arms each time? If so, would using manual scissor jacks with a drill be just as quick (or quicker).QUOTE]

I have scissor jacks and BAL's on my rig and I do just that! I have a drill that I lower the jacks with and then I tighten the BAL stabilizers. My wife was complaining about the same thing. the rocking was pretty bad no matter what I did. I added the stabilizers and it was gone, almost 100% and I did not add stabilizers at the wheels. Now I don't have a 5er so that may be different, but I don't get a bounce in the Roo.
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:27 PM   #15
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Turbs, do you have to manually place those strong arms each time? If so, would using manual scissor jacks with a drill be just as quick (or quicker).QUOTE]

I have scissor jacks and BAL's on my rig and I do just that! I have a drill that I lower the jacks with and then I tighten the BAL stabilizers. My wife was complaining about the same thing. the rocking was pretty bad no matter what I did. I added the stabilizers and it was gone, almost 100% and I did not add stabilizers at the wheels. Now I don't have a 5er so that may be different, but I don't get a bounce in the Roo.
Same thing on my Sandpiper. Operate my scissors with drill...zip zip. Then hand tighten my homemade "JT" stabilizers which make a big difference. One day I'll come across a deal on electric or manual stabilizes to put forward of the front axle to take out the bounce of the tires. But with the right angle stabilizers most of the sway is gone.
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Old 10-31-2014, 03:20 AM   #16
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Turbs, how much does one of the electric stabilizers weigh? In other words, if I remove one (say the front one), how much weight would I be removing from the trailer? I figure one has to be around 85 lbs or so?
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Old 10-31-2014, 03:57 AM   #17
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What is the general consensus on electric stabilizer jacks on a travel trailer? Heard a lot of people complaining they do not stabilize as good as manual? Is there a trick that I do not know about please help?
Work just fine when they work. Challenge has been to find motors that last more than a season. They get cranked up and down a lot by hand!
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Turbs, how much does one of the electric stabilizers weigh? In other words, if I remove one (say the front one), how much weight would I be removing from the trailer? I figure one has to be around 85 lbs or so?
Think maybe 30 at best.....
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Think maybe 30 at best.....
Well, the shipping weight is 93 lbs. There's a lot of steel, plus the motor. Heck, a pair of manual scissor jacks is almost 30 lbs.
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Same thing on my Sandpiper. Operate my scissors with drill...zip zip. Then hand tighten my homemade "JT" stabilizers which make a big difference. One day I'll come across a deal on electric or manual stabilizes to put forward of the front axle to take out the bounce of the tires. But with the right angle stabilizers most of the sway is gone.
How bout some pics of the homemade it strong arm??
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