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Old 08-27-2013, 09:21 PM   #1
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electric stab jab jacks

Ive got electric stabilizer jack on a travel trailer and Ive got a leveling question before I unhook ill check the inside and get level with wood under the tires but once I unhook and put the jacks out if its off side to side im having issues getting level? Ive tried changing how the height of blocks under the feet and it gets better not still not great, I hope im explaining this right, any help please!! thanks Steve
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:27 PM   #2
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It's common for the side with a slide to settle somewhat when it's deployed. Some people live with it, some people will actually have that side slightly higher when leveling to account for it settling down.

Is this what you mean?

You should not be lifting the trailer with the stabilizer jacks at all. Get them snug, but don't lift.
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yes kinda sorry im trying to think of a better way to explain, where we usually camp the sites are not the most level, when im level front to back side to side but then I put the jacks down one corner seems low but since the jacks go down together I can find the trick to get it level after thinking about this it may be a jack issue just trying to get some ideas
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:19 PM   #4
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If the electric stabilizers are the kind I think they are, they have a sliding pivot in the center which allows both feet to be loaded...you don't have to block the low side.

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If the electric stabilizers are the kind I think they are, they have a sliding pivot in the center which allows both feet to be loaded...you don't have to block the low side.

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I've always wondered if/how that works. I still block the low side.
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yes kinda sorry im trying to think of a better way to explain, where we usually camp the sites are not the most level, when im level front to back side to side but then I put the jacks down one corner seems low but since the jacks go down together I can find the trick to get it level after thinking about this it may be a jack issue just trying to get some ideas
I guess I'm still confused- are you level until you put the stabilizer jacks down?
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:34 PM   #7
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The trailer should be level side to side before you unhook. The front to back can be done after you're unhooked. The rear stab jacks are self leveling as Dave said. Both legs are captured in a channel that slides side to side to allow for equal loading on both legs. They are a unique design to accomplish this.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:43 AM   #8
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You shouldn't be doing any leveling with the stabilizer jacks they are not designed nor should they be used for leveling.
They are strictly "stabilizers"

Wood or "legos" under tires for side to side leveling.

Hitching jack for front to rear leveling.
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Once your trailer is level side to side, the stab jacks shouldn't change that. As mentioned above, that leveling is done via boards or 'Lego' blocks under the tires.
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Agree with all responders. Stabilizers are exactly that, they stabilize, and should play no part in leveling. As per instructions, once second pad makes initial contact, hold switch no longer than two seconds--this allows time for both pads to equalize in contact pressure, but not to the point of any actual lifting or 'leveling'. Conversely, if a trailer is set up out of level, all the stabilizers will do is to minimize the amount of movement, as users move about inside that unlevel trailer. Hope all this makes sense, and wishing you many great times in your trailer!

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