Originally Posted by kantonburg
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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