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Old 08-09-2016, 08:17 AM   #21
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On mine, due to the lift usually the front are extended half-way, the back almost all the way. And camping in UT, WY and ID which are known for high winds, I have never had a problem; however, one time in UT the trailer did move on the pads by about 2-inches, but I honestly thought I was going to wake up in CO.

But under normal conditions, the trailer is very stable and with two, over 100 lb dogs running back and forth, jumping up and down on the beds, I notice very little movement in the trailer, if any.

Back of trailer, raised almost all the way...

Front of trailer raised about half-way.....

Trailer: Lifted 228BH, heavy duty springs and Yokohama tires
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:38 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Electra glide View Post
Do these stay mounted to the frame or you take them off each time?
They are put up each time. It doesn't take long (2-3 minutes per stabilizer).

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Old 08-10-2016, 07:42 AM   #23
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They came in a square cardboard box about 12"x12". I don't believe I have the box anymore but next time I'm in Walmart I'll check.
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Old 08-10-2016, 12:29 PM   #24
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Is it better to block up your stabilizers?

Originally Posted by kantonburg View Post
I had a BAL leveler with my pup so I've been reading on the best way to stabilize my new TT.

Reading through the "Things you see at a RV park thread" someone mentioned that the rear stabilizers should be extended down to a pad not blocked up. That it stabilizes better extended in the back.

So what is the best way? All the "campers" I work with mention they block up their stabilizers.

I have electric stabs by the way.

Thanks for any advice.

I'm not familiar with all the different kinds of stabilizers, so the answer probably depends.

For the scissor types, it probably doesn't matter. The screw has more leverage the more it is extended, however that probably isn't the issue.

Generally speaking, whether it is blocks or an extended jack, stability is probably the same.

On my rig, I have the electric stabilizers that come down like a wing. Those are actually more stable the more they are extended for a couple of reasons. First, the more they are extended, the more vertical they get. Second, the more they are extended, the more outboard they get.

For others, you will have to analyze.

Keep in mind, there a several forces in play. Keeping the rig from bouncing up and down is downward force on the stabilizers. Another is sideways (think of the trailer turning left or right). That force is harder for stabilizers to control. Those of us with very heavy tongue weight don't have to worry about that as much.

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Old 08-10-2016, 08:50 PM   #25
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I made these each one is 3" thick. I carry 12 total and can carry all 12 at once with two hands. I'll set three high and get 9" of blocking at that rate.
The foam will crush under load so added 3" pic pipe to prevent crushing.
Ps I have 1200 lbs of tung weight and zero failure of these homemade blocks,,,

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