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Old 02-25-2015, 02:55 PM   #1
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Scissor jacks without mounting

I want to put scissor jacks fore and aft of my axels on the frame to remove bounce in the center of the trailer, but I dont want to mount them, i currently use stack jacks but these can be a pain to place. What do you guys think?
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:58 PM   #2
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Why not mount them and eliminate having to "place" them and store them?
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:08 PM   #3
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I want to put scissor jacks fore and aft of my axels on the frame to remove bounce in the center of the trailer, but I dont want to mount them, i currently use stack jacks but these can be a pain to place. What do you guys think?
What you want are called 'save a jack'. I bought mine at Camping World. If you go on CampingWorld.com and check their price.... If you live close to a Camping World, they will sell it to you for the price on the Dot.Com as a price comparing. The slide in bracket is permantly mounted to the unit and the scissor jack has a bracket to slide it in. I did not want the scissor jacks hanging down going down the road. Works really easy.


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If they are mounted for and aft of the axles, it would be pretty difficult to drag them off without major damage in other places. Have never dragged a mounted jack in over 50 yrs of pulling trailers.
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From the Pictures of his unit, it sits closer to the ground. He will drag in certain conditions. had a unit fairly like that and over the years drug both 'drag bars' off of it and once in a while skidded (drag) on the back bumper.
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Doesn't sit any lower than my Flagstaff 8528RKWS and he wants the jacks right in front of and right behind the axles.
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Your coming down to my level again..... stop that,... my medication is wearing off....

He asked for a suggestion and I gave him one and you gave him one.

His camper... So...he will do what the DW says is best.

Have a great day, OC.
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I still hyd. bottle jacks at the front axel. Works for me.
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Thanks for all the advice guys. my dealer said he could mount some there for me but I thought scissor jacks would just be quicker to pop down and run the drill to raise them.
They wouldnt scrape anything being at the axels if I mounted them there.
Those stack jacks just take forever to set up and I usually have to lay on my back to get them in position, and then start screwing (not the fun kind).
I use 4, 2 in front and 2 behind
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Thanks for all the advice guys. my dealer said he could mount some there for me but I thought scissor jacks would just be quicker to pop down and run the drill to raise them.
They wouldnt scrape anything being at the axels if I mounted them there.
Those stack jacks just take forever to set up and I usually have to lay on my back to get them in position, and then start screwing (not the fun kind).
I use 4, 2 in front and 2 behind
Here is how I mounted mine so they could be removed easily. (Which I did when I traded them to Herk). BTW, one bolt instead of 2 is enough.
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