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Old 10-30-2014, 09:12 AM   #1
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Electric stabilizer jacks? ? ? ?

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?
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:41 AM   #2
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The trick is to add strong arms such as jt's or bal's.

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Old 10-30-2014, 09:54 AM   #3
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Not hard to install for different applications.

http://www.happijac.com/~happicja/im...stall_2009.pdf
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The trick is to add strong arms such as jt's or bal's.

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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).

Reason I ask is that the wife does not like the wobble, and I can see the stabilizers moving. Many folks that I've talked to suggest to either dump the electric stabilizers altogether and replace with scissor jacks (bolted in place), or put a scissor jack on each side near the wheels (in addition to the electric).

I have scissor jacks I purchased, and from playing with them I think I could stabilize a trailer (using a cordless drill) as fast or faster than with electric. I'm going to try next weekend to use just those jacks and see how they compare to the electric.
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Yes you manually have to loosen and tighten each time.

A set of scissor jacks by the axles are always a good idea to eliminate bounce.

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Wow...quick reply...thanks.

I'll probably try two near the wheels at first...if that works then I might leave the electrics.
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Wow...quick reply...thanks.

I'll probably try two near the wheels at first...if that works then I might leave the electrics.
Out of curiosity where are you from?

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Wow...quick reply...thanks.

I'll probably try two near the wheels at first...if that works then I might leave the electrics.

I do have scissor jacks (along with electric stabilizers) and did not like the clearance when the jacks were in the up position. The side skirts hang way down and were in the way of the jacks and the gas line was way close to the I-beam. I installed a 'sav-a-jack' quick release to put them on and off when needed or not.
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