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Old 05-11-2016, 11:33 PM   #11
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Any suggestions on scissor jacks and can add

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Old 05-12-2016, 08:39 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by jbhodj View Post
Any suggestions on scissor jacks and can add
There are several styles of height and holding capacity. Your choice of what will work better.

The main reason(s) that I went with the 'Sav-A-Jack' in the front area (right behind the 'stabilizer') was that my side skirts go way down and the scissor jacks, when in the up position would hit them and the propane line runs alone the door side frame beam and I did not want the jack to touch the gas line. The 'Sav-A-Jack' bracket that is attached to the scissor jack is 'offset' and works great.

After a year, I bolted a set of scissor jacks on the rear of the camper. A lot more stable. But not needed as much in the back as in the front. With the tilt that you have on the drive way and if you are thinking of putting scissor jacks on the back, make them removable or be very aware of the possibility of dragging them off or bending them. I did not like to think of all of that weight on the tongue jack in the front and the scissor jacks help relieve some of that weight.

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Old 05-12-2016, 01:06 PM   #13
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May be easier to move!
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Old 05-12-2016, 01:13 PM   #14
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With regard to front to back wobble; get a set of X chocks. Looks like you might need the extended version, like mine. Work great and zero's out front to back wobble. I think that the geometry is such that any forward creep on one wheel generates a completely opposite rotation on the other wheel and cancels out.

I have a high setup at my campground too. I set heady duty 4" X16"X8" cinder blocks on the long end to prop the frame while I retract the tongue. Then I pile 4-5 of those same cinder blocks where the tongue goes (making sure to level them as I assemble the stack). That gives the front end a solid base, no bending forces on the tongue jack, and a pretty safe feel as you walk around inside.

Good luck!
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:53 PM   #15
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We use a large log to block until we get enough legos under the jack.
The people beside us take their jack off to get their trailer level.

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