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Old 09-17-2015, 12:23 PM   #1
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Electric stabilizers

So we have taken our trailer on 7 trips this summer and have really enjoyed ourselves. I am finding a bit of dislike towards the electric stabilizer jacks on this trailer. With the jacks down I still notice a lot of movement to the trailer. almost no different then with the jacks up it seems. I also had a recent issue where a pin for the jacks came out causing them to not retract on the worm gear. Luckily I found a cotter pin in my tool bag and was able to get them retracted so we could leave.
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Old 09-17-2015, 12:33 PM   #2
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I like them. I first find out where level front to back is, then I drop the nose and deploy the rear electric jacks until they are snug. Then I raise the nose a little above level with the tongue Jack, then deploy the front jacks. Then I drop the tongue Jack down until it lifts off of the block. I set the front jacks down to the blocks, then lift the tongue Jack. Solid as a rock.



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Old 09-17-2015, 12:38 PM   #3
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5LowesOR - I do find a difference with them down, but it's not much. Even with triangulating stabilizers back there (initially Ultrafab Eliminators and now SteadyFast)- the improvement is only marginal.

I've got these in my cart to put under to see if they help:
Amazon.com: Husky 70564 Adjustable Stabilizer Jack, (Set of 2): Automotive
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Old 09-17-2015, 12:53 PM   #4
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I wonder if the actual location of the stabilizers front to back have an effect. for instance on my trailer the rear stabilizer is between the rear door and the rear axle. I would think it would be better farther back on the trailer.
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:10 PM   #5
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Mine is at the very back of my camper- just ahead of the rear bumper.
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Old 09-17-2015, 02:29 PM   #6
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Yea I am thinking that rear placement is in a poor location. Since its still under factory warranty I wonder if they would move it at no cost or little cost?
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Old 09-17-2015, 02:51 PM   #7
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Yea I am thinking that rear placement is in a poor location. Since its still under factory warranty I wonder if they would move it at no cost or little cost?
Extremely unlikely. They'll offer to sell you extra stuff to make it more stable.

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Old 09-17-2015, 03:21 PM   #8
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Try using xchocks on the wheels it should help considerably with back and forth motion. They worked great for me. I also got a few of those stacking jacks and placed them around the trl including under the stairs.


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Old 09-23-2015, 01:00 PM   #9
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anyone experience the pins falling out causing the stabilizer to not raise/lower
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Old 09-23-2015, 01:07 PM   #10
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i noticed the same thing, I've added the X between the tires and some other stablizer jacks. After our last trip, I did some 'testing' at home, if I put the OEM stabilizers on a few blocks and have them closer the frame and not fully extended I have less rocking from side to side.
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