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Old 02-23-2016, 03:21 PM   #1
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Manual Stabilizers

I noticed while storing our new TT on a level concrete pad that the stabilizers barely touch the ground when fully extended. Not a huge concern on a level spot since I do have stabilizer pads to place under them, but when I have to set up on uneven ground, I'm going to have to add blocks under the jacks also. Is this a normal setup on new TT's?
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Old 02-23-2016, 03:30 PM   #2
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I'd have to say yes... in my experience, that is the norm. They seem to do their job better when they are not cranked all the way out as well. I put the "lego" blocks under them which also increases the footprint size and spreads the load over a greater area if the ground is soft
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Old 02-23-2016, 03:35 PM   #3
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I'd have to say yes... in my experience, that is the norm. They seem to do their job better when they are not cranked all the way out as well. I put the "lego" blocks under them which also increases the footprint size and spreads the load over a greater area if the ground is soft
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We bring 6x6 wood block pieces with us and I have some 12x12ish inch thick plywood I use as a base when I can. The main thing is not to extend the jacks out too far...that is when it can get a little wobbly...good luck!
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Old 02-23-2016, 03:42 PM   #4
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Normal depending on the site. I have a slightly different setup now with the auto-level on the 5er but with the TT ~~~~ I made a block for the tongue but for the jacks I cut a 4X4 and screwed it to a 2X6 for each jack. Kept the jacks out of the mud and actually most often they were dry and clean. Less travel for each jack to travel. For the tongue there were (2) 4X4s sandwiched between 2X6s. This kept the tongue jack clean but also allowed the electric jack (elec has more travel than manual) even more travel to allow hitching with ease.
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:25 PM   #5
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"The main thing is not to extend the jacks out too far...that is when it can get a little wobbly..."

This is my concern, and why I asked the question. It seems to me that the stabilizers shouldn't be extended that far in relation to the tongue jack, and I'm wondering why taller stabilizers aren't put on from the factory.
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