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Old 12-30-2015, 02:48 AM   #1
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Bent Stabilizers - Help

We just bought a new 2016 Wildwood X Lite 282qbxl. We have taken it out twice and used it a number of times at home.

I just noticed that we have bent both the front and rear stabilizer arms. I am not happy about this, but I probably did it to myself.

What are my options on fixing this?

Replacement parts ? Can you provide me a link?

I am not sure what to do that won't cost me an arm and a leg

Ken
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Old 12-30-2015, 02:49 AM   #2
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No idea about parts, but can we talk about how you vent them in the first place?
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Old 12-30-2015, 02:54 AM   #3
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I am not sure how I bent them in the first place, probably by using them to level my TT.
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Old 12-30-2015, 03:08 AM   #4
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I am not sure how I bent them in the first place, probably by using them to level my TT.

That's what I worried you were doing. You need to be leveling by raising the camper by putting boards or something under the tires and raising the low side of the camper. Then front to back leveling happens with the tongue jack (for travel trailers) or landing gear (for fifth wheels).
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Old 12-30-2015, 05:17 AM   #5
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Ken

Looking on line at the same type of TT it looks like scissor type
stabilizer arms (what you called them).

I call them stabilizers jacks and more than likely they are bolted
to the frame

You can find stabilizer's at most any RV Stores or Repair place
like Camping World. Also you can buy them on line if you know
how far they extend down and the weight the stabilizer can
handle.

You can also call the manufacturer's parts line and ask for
a replacement of such, make sure you have the type of
TT, the VIN number because the parts person will ask
you for such to match up your TT with the right part.


BTW don't feel bad, there are a ton of people that have
done what you have. They won't admit it but if you look
back thought the old posts you see more than a few
people that have bent theirs.....
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Old 12-30-2015, 05:45 AM   #6
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I'm sure if you put a call into selling dealer or manufacturer you can replace them. Happens a lot I'm sure... Honest Mistake you won't do again...
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Old 12-30-2015, 06:21 AM   #7
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Hopefully someone else can lean from your mistake. As has been mentioned if seriously bent you will be better off replacing them. If bolted on a fairly easy swap. If welded you will need to cut the welds and weld new ones back if that if beyond your skills the RV dealer, trailer repair or a good welding shop can put new ones back. But hopefully bolted and it will be mostly the cost of new stabilizers. Of course it will be more costly if they are electric.

My other suggestion when you replace the front, hook the trailer to the tow vehicle the front tongue jack rarely fails but they have been know to.

Good Luck !!!!
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Sorry forgot this you can can check out pricing at etrailer.com .................

https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=stabilizer+jack
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We just bought a new 2016 Wildwood X Lite 282qbxl. We have taken it out twice and used it a number of times at home.

I just noticed that we have bent both the front and rear stabilizer arms. I am not happy about this, but I probably did it to myself.

What are my options on fixing this?

Replacement parts ? Can you provide me a link?

I am not sure what to do that won't cost me an arm and a leg

Ken
This may be a blessing it happened to the Stabilizers and Not the FRAME! When you replace the Stabilizers do NOT use HD jacks and try the same thing or your Frame will suffer Next! Youroo!!
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Here is a good thread to read......

How much to fix? I over loaded my stabilizer arm this weekend.
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