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Old 09-16-2014, 01:11 PM   #1
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Stabilizing jacks... something new?

Some quick details...

Our camper was parked at home with the stabilizer jacks extended.
Around 7 a.m. I left the house and noticed nothing out of sorts.
About 2 hours later I returned and found the rear of the camper raised in the air.
Both camp side tires were off the ground.
The left side stabilizer leg appeared to be in the normal position, the right side leg was in a near vertical position.
It had been raining all weekend and there was still a slight rain that morning.
Any ideas what may have happened and why any safety features may have failed?

The stabilizer system is a LCI Model #113407.

Thanks for any input,
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:11 PM   #2
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That must be a heavy duty motor not to mention the fuse. Water is a conductor. I would caulk the switch real good and check the frame from damage (bending).
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:30 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I was amazed that the camper had been lifted like that as well, without tripping a fuse or something.
I am doing the insurance two step right now, while waiting to hear back from the local dealer.
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:20 AM   #4
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Here is a (Bent) stab jack,we saw today on a (Columbus). Youroo!!
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:56 PM   #5
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I bent one of my legs Friday night (idiot mistake) and ordered a replacement yesterday. We were setting up in the Smoky Mtns after dark and I could not get the front of the trailer low enough to meet level with the tongue jack down, so I retracted the tongue jack all the way up. About midnight when we walked forward to the bedroom, the leg bent and the trailer dropped about 8" into the dirt. These things REALLY AREN'T designed to hold the weight of the trailer.

From Lippert these are $550 plus $120 freight. I discovered that Ultra-Fab buys these from Lippert and resells them into the aftermarket for less mark-up. I just ordered an Ultra-Fab unit from E-trailer for $415 total (they were on sale, plus E-trailer was having a free-shipping campaign).
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