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Old 07-18-2015, 08:12 AM   #1
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Power Stabilizers for Windjammer

I am taking possession of a 2016 3029W next week. The only thing about it that I'm not sure if I like or not are the electric stabilizers. I have never had them before and I have never spoken to anybody who has. To me, they seem a little excessive -- I have never wished that lowering my stabilizers would be easier than it is by cranking them down manually.

What are the pros and cons of electric stabilizers? Is there a certain way they should be deployed? What do you do when your battery is dead or the motor fails?

Do you love them or do you hate them?

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Old 07-18-2015, 08:23 AM   #2
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They are SLOW,when the Batt is Dead you have your Wish-Pull out the Supplied Crank,the Crank is Faster (IF) you Crank like Hell)! They are (NOT) for Lifting!! Youroo!!
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Old 07-18-2015, 08:32 AM   #3
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The power stabilizer are just that. You have a switch located near the jacks on side of camper that say extend/ retract. Once down and touching ground/blocks do not hold for more than two sec as you can burn out the motors. If failure occurs there is a manual way to retract. (manual should be in your packet) This system is for helping keep the camper from rocking and not meant to put a lot of extreme down force. To me they are ok but not great. Beats carrying a electric drill to lower but then again I could over tighten some with the manual system. Later RJD
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Old 07-18-2015, 08:34 AM   #4
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They are (NOT) for Lifting!!
Thank you for the reply, youroo.

I realize this, but how much torque do the motors and gearing provide? Would they lift the trailer if I kept my finger on the switch, or would they just slow down, get hot and blow a fuse?

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aceinspp,

It looks like you were posting while I was typing my last reply. Thank you for your input.

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Old 07-18-2015, 08:42 AM   #6
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Oh they will do all kinds of things (Bend the linkage/Blow the Fuses/Bend the lead Screws/Switch can Stick/ Alligator can Break them Off/) I have Posted Pics of All I talk about in regard to these,Do a Search on My Post Several YEARS back for more Info! Youroo!!
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And how do you know Youroo Later RJD
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I have a Camera and I have had Situations Occur myself! Youroo!!
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:19 AM   #9
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Personal experience is what your saying Later RJD
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:18 PM   #10
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Electric stabilizing jacks

This is something I always thought I'd like to have on a trailer until we actually got them on our Windjammer. As far as stabilizing the trailer they are pretty much useless. If you want to take the rock and roll out of the trailer get a set of screw Jacks and X chocks . As one guy on the forum put it trying to stabilize the Windjammer 3008 is like trying to take the Bounce out of a diving board.
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