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Old 08-02-2016, 03:15 PM   #11
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I guess that 's what I was getting at. Once I start cranking on the stab jacks I'm not sure when to stop because I could keep cranking until I start to lift the tires, but if they're not intended as leveling jacks then how much weight are they intended for? Just stop cranking when I start to see the frame moving up?
run them down until they are snug, this may be when you first see the frame start to move. I have electric stabilizers so when I see the trailer start to lift I stop and call that done. I use X-chocks and have steady fast stabilizer system installed my travel trailer is rock solid.
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Old 08-03-2016, 01:40 PM   #12
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I'm with SeaDog, I crank mine until they're snug, When the motor starts to "groan".
When I put them all the way back up for traveling I tighten them as far as they'll go and then back them off a "tad", so they are not under tension when not in use.
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:18 PM   #13
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Yeah, I'm relatively new to camping as well & I never know when to stop with my stabilizers. Sometimes I'll extend them so much that my tongue jack starts to come off its block.
I have a 2016 Wildwood BHXL and I find that the electric factory stabilizers aren't the best. How much do some of the non-factory stabilizer systems that have been mentioned in this thread cost?
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:52 PM   #14
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snug (groan) is best, my eletric ones will auto stop if i hold button to long or to much groan, then the reset. i still find it challenging with day 2 and 3 settling in, it seems the gravel sites or trailer settles more and more each day
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Old 08-15-2016, 01:16 PM   #15
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After setting wheels, then tongue, to get level, I use a Makita drill for the six stabilizers. Set the torque release on the drill and run each stabilizer until they get to the point the torque release operates. Then I use the speed handle thingy and put 1.5 turns on each one. That way I'm about as close to equal pressure I can get on the stabs. Trailer is rock solid.
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:40 AM   #16
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After setting wheels, then tongue, to get level, I use a Makita drill for the six stabilizers. Set the torque release on the drill and run each stabilizer until they get to the point the torque release operates. Then I use the speed handle thingy and put 1.5 turns on each one. That way I'm about as close to equal pressure I can get on the stabs. Trailer is rock solid.
6 stabilizers would be nice, i have 4 on a 33' frame i thought about getting two of the screw jack stand type and have them in the middle
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6 stabilizers would be nice, i have 4 on a 33' frame i thought about getting two of the screw jack stand type and have them in the middle
I mounted two of them just forward of the front axle and it made a world of difference. Also, I bolted pads directly to the pads of the jacks. The intent was to not have to reach under to retrieve the pads when leaving. Was surprised to find that mod also increased stability.

Easy install and not expensive.



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thanks for the info and Pic great idea just front of axel
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