Indeed. Reading the Amazon reviews on the first model, I am dumbfounded by both the marketing approach and the number of people who have bought on to it.
Maybe I am in the minority, but even though I usually have to park without assistance, I move the trailer around until it is level (or almost) side-to-side, and then just use the tongue jack for front-bo-back. Seldom do I have a major problem.
Originally Posted by Pooneil
I feel the pedantic need to reemphasize that despite how the jacks are marketed, they are not leveling jacks. They should never be used to level the camper. They are stabilizing jacks used to minimize the suspension play and frame flex while the camper is occupied.
The jacks are not strong enough to support the weight of a camper nor is the camper designed for its weight to be supported on the frame at the jack attachment points. The weight rating means they are strong enough for a camper of that weight when used for the designed purpose.