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Old 01-23-2015, 09:16 AM   #11
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Cannot see how having jacks down would stop a trailer from flipping. They are in line with the tires. I could see if they were like out riggers and went past the side of the trailer to stop it from flipping. A trailer at the CG moved sideways this winter because of the wind. The owner had his jacks down and all 4 jacks are now damaged. My trailer is right beside his and mine did not move. I have my jacks up. I believe the difference is that I have about 2 feet of clearance under my trailer and his has over 3 feet. The lower center of gravity probably helped.

Terry and Janet
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:02 AM   #12
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It slows the amount of bounce that the wind causes making the trailer more grounded. Lower center of gravity does also help. Parking it so the main wind direction hits the nose also helps. New stabilizers are cheap compared to new trailer.

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