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Old 09-29-2014, 02:19 PM   #1
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advice on stabilizing trailer?

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Im a proud owner of a 2014 Wildwood 21RBS that utilizes the electric "landing gear" type stabilizers. These seemed like a great option, except for the fact that they are not stationed on the four corners of the trailer for maximum stability. Rather, they are situated further in along the frame; the rear ones are almost near the rearmost axle. This makes for a very shaky trailer at the campsite, and I'm afraid of extending them too far in case I damage them from bearing too much of the trailer's weight. I was wondering if four scissor jacks might be the best way to go? The existing stabilizers seem to be a shortfall on this trailer, kind of neat, but not really very functional in my opinion....
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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While scissor jacks would work I suggest something like these.

http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=C...89%26veh%3Dsem

I feel the base is better and the stands are less likely to flex.
Just snug them up to the frame.
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:35 PM   #3
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While scissor jacks would work I suggest something like these.

http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=C...89%26veh%3Dsem

I feel the base is better and the stands are less likely to flex.
Just snug them up to the frame.
I was thinking about those too...a lot less costly, and they would take up less space as well. Many thanks, Ford Idaho!
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:38 PM   #4
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I was thinking about those too...a lot less costly, and they would take up less space as well. Many thanks, Ford Idaho!
I actually have a couple of those I haven't used in years, I'd sell them if your interested.
I may have 4 but two for sure.

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Old 09-29-2014, 06:56 PM   #5
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I actually have a couple of those I haven't used in years, I'd sell them if your interested.
I may have 4 but two for sure.

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I am thinking about doing something to reduce suspension bounce this winter while in Texas. PM me about your asking price and maybe I can take them off your hands while in Amana.
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The link doesn't lead anywhere for me. What does it go to?

I see now what it is. I had my internet options changed to speed the pages up but it wouldn't open the link. Changed it back and I can open it now.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:02 PM   #7
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The only problem with the stack jacks are they are a little short to get to the frame without stacking blocks or something under them.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:06 PM   #8
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I know there will be conflicting success on using a tripod under the pin, but for us, this took almost all of the movement out of the trailer.

I had read that the tripod did not work for most people, so I had not bothered. But before our last trip, a friend offered to lend us his for trial. I must say, I was pleasently surprised by the stability it gave us.
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:06 AM   #9
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I have been using a pair of the threaded RV jacks on the frame in front of the tires seem to take a lot of the bounce out - $ 55 on Amazon.ca
Camco 57371 Olympian RV Telescopic Jack, 2-Pack: Amazon.ca: Automotive
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