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Old 05-20-2013, 08:08 AM   #1
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stabilizing jack question: 2013 Salem Cruise Lite 195BH

When the trailer is parked we're using these amazing steel wheel chocks that I was referred to via this board - thank you!

I want to add stabilizer jacks, and purchased some scissor jacks. We realized after trying to install them that this would be a better job for the dealer. The appointing is for another week.

I noticed on our last camping trip that there are steel triangles hanging down from the rear of the trailer and think those might be there for a different kind of stabilizing jacks. I forgot to take a pic of our trailer, but found this one on the web. Notice the steel triangles in the rear underside of the trailer.

What are those there for?


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Old 05-20-2013, 08:32 AM   #2
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Those are for protecting your trailer frame from dragging on pavement eg: when backing in a steep driveway, these will drag on pavement instead of your frame. Some has actual small wheels attached to it...

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Old 06-25-2013, 02:17 AM   #3
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If I ever upgrade my chocks I will be sure to take a good look at the ones you have. Seems like a really good set.

It's not cheap but I have no regrets having the dealer/service department install my stab jacks.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:50 AM   #4
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We had our first trip this past weekend with the stabilizer jacks (installed by the dealer) and it made a significant difference in the "wobblies".
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