Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-02-2015, 10:29 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Bianchina3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Chicagoland..Da Bears
Posts: 112
Stabilizer jack upgrade

I have a 26RLSS TT with stock stabilizer jacks. The jacks are so flimsy that when I lower them with the drill they wiggle so much I think they may fall off! I have several questions:

I was wondering if it was worth upgrading and if so what to upgrade to?

How do you size them? Since they are stabilizers and not leveling I don't think you can size them by weight.
__________________

__________________
Ed,Jennifer, Dixie and Beau Bianchina
2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab
2011 Puma 2011 26 RLSS
Days camping in 2017: 25
Bianchina3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2015, 11:38 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Crockett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 833
i felt the same way you do...too flimsy. but i believe the new design is better now. with the stabilizers, you level the coach by driving on blocks, then stabilize. the new motorized lipperts auto adjust to stabilize equally. with levelers, you can crank a couple inches to level. but your coach was built on its wheels. with levelers that entry door may hang up, that slide out may bind. old coot has a strengthening mod you can do.
__________________

__________________
Crockett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2015, 10:24 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
SilhouettePenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Clarksville, TN
Posts: 957
Get some 1.5 ton scissors jacks from Walmart ($19 each). I replaced the flimsy stab jacks at the rear and added two more just in front of the axles. Fastenal has self threading bolts with 1/2 inch hex heads (1 inch long) for mounting. If your LP line is under the frame you can use 1 inch square metal tubing to offset the jack welded to a 6x6" metal plate 3/16 thick is fine.
__________________
2017 F350 Dually 6.7 Diesel
2014 Silhouette 299 RKDS
Nights Camped 2016 - 43

He who dies with the most tools, wins!
SilhouettePenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2015, 10:53 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Crockett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 833
common size for levelers are 24" and 30". take heed to earlier post regarding todays frames and slides..
__________________
Crockett is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
upgrade

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:53 PM.