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Old 05-18-2015, 02:50 PM   #1
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Looking for a good set of jacks to replace stock jacks on my 2015 27 XLR. Just had dealer replace the ones that came on the camper. 1st camping trip these cheap jacks do the same as the old ones. put them down put pressure on them turn the handle loose jack comes down till no pressure is on the jack . When you move around in the camper everything shakes. Ready to forget the dealer buy new ones myself looking for feedback on best MFG. Put the jacks down take your fingers back the nut down not very stable.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:05 PM   #2
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Do you have some kind of triangulating stabilizers? Maybe checkout the Steadyfast system.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:36 PM   #3
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Mickey, I assume they couldn't be sinking into the ground. Maybe you're not turning the hard enough... As in... Putting enough pressure on them. I continue to add pressure and lift the camper a little... Starting with the slide side first.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:41 PM   #4
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Mickey, I assume they couldn't be sinking into the ground. Maybe you're not turning the hard enough... As in... Putting enough pressure on them. I continue to add pressure and lift the camper a little... Starting with the slide side first.
If you really want to make it pretty steady, go to the local autoparts store and by 4 jack stands, the screw type.
Put them on the frame and screw them up, will make it rock solid. Otherwise it WILL move some from the scissor jacks that are attached to the trailer.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:43 PM   #5
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Mickey you are saying the screw jacks simply unscrew and loosen by themselves, right?
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:48 PM   #6
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Mickey, I assume they couldn't be sinking into the ground. Maybe you're not turning the hard enough... As in... Putting enough pressure on them. I continue to add pressure and lift the camper a little... Starting with the slide side first.
WolfWhislte I put enough pressure on to lift the camper take the crank off the nut jacks will go back up by their self you can turn the nut by hand and let the camper down.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:49 PM   #7
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[QUOTE=WolfWhistle;868538]Mickey you are saying the screw jacks simply unscrew and loosen by themselves, right?[/QUOT

Correct new just had them replaced
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:08 PM   #8
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If you know the jack manufacturer, you could contact them and ask if you are doing something wrong.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:57 PM   #9
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I had the same issue last week, seen a lot of road grime and what looked like oil on the threads, once cleaned off they held. Throughly clean them and spray the long bolt and nut with brake cleaner, any lube/grease on the threads will cause the jack not to hold weight.
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Good advice Sticks.
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