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Old 04-24-2019, 10:07 PM   #1
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Power Stabilizers Destroying Themselves

We purchased our Heritage Glen LTZ last year.It is a 2019 and we have not had it even a year yet. We like it a lot and have had only a few miner things that needed to be fixed on it. We have only been able to camp in it for only 4 nights last year and one weekend so far this year.



Now a major problem has come to light.
We have the PSX1 Power Stabilizer on our unit and they are destroying themselves.
The rail that the jack arm lower and rise out of are bending and twisting all over.
The metal that they are made out of is so thin that it is hard to understand how they even hold up at all.
I have been a TT camper for over 17 years and have never seen anything like this. Hopefully the dealer will take care of this. Has anyone else had this problem?
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:41 AM   #2
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These are not levelers that are stabilizers, if you over torque them they are going to bend. You should level with wood or block and then put them down just to snug on the ground. It's not lippert or FR fault they are not levelers. If I'm understanding you correctly.
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:50 AM   #3
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Can't really level with power stabilizers. If they're anything like my Lippert electric stabs, they work in tandem. When one touches the ground it stops and the other catches up till there is tension on both. As soon as I hear the motor bog down....I release the switch. Same on the front and rear. I level the trailer first using blocks under tires, then the stabs come down.
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yep sounds like you have stabilizers . Do both sides come down simultaneously? If they do they are stabilizers . I level side to side before I unhook buy using leveling blocks under the trailer tires . Then chock and unhook and set front to back lever with trailer tongue jack . Then put down the stabilizers . The x chock between the tires of the trailer help eliminate the trailer rocking too much when walking around in it .
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Stabilizers jacks are not intended to be used to level out your camper. They are just there to make the camper a little more steady when set up. The manual says to deploy the stabilizer jacks till both pads touch ground or blocks and hold button for no longer than 2 seconds. This will firm up camper and prevent you from bending the arms and destroying the motors. Later RJD
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Stabilizers jacks are not intended to be used to level out your camper. They are just there to make the camper a little more steady when set up. The manual says to deploy the stabilizer jacks till both pads touch ground or blocks and hold button for no longer than 2 seconds. This will firm up camper and prevent you from bending the arms and destroying the motors. Later RJD

I know that they are not levelers but just stabilizers. I have always set up by getting the trailer level and then putting the stabilizers down to snug the ground. I guess that 2 seconds is to long to hold the button.

I read a thread awhile back where a gentleman had the same problem with his and took them off and reinforced them with some heaver metal. has anyone done that? It seems like the one on the dump side is the worst. That is the side with the large slide out.
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I read a thread awhile back where a gentleman had the same problem with his and took them off and reinforced them with some heaver metal. has anyone done that? It seems like the one on the dump side is the worst. That is the side with the large slide out.
I would never contemplate hanging more iron on them. The bottom line here is that the stabilizer motors and the threaded rods ARE NOT designed to lift the weight of the RV
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I know that they are not levelers but just stabilizers. I have always set up by getting the trailer level and then putting the stabilizers down to snug the ground. I guess that 2 seconds is to long to hold the button.

I read a thread awhile back where a gentleman had the same problem with his and took them off and reinforced them with some heaver metal. has anyone done that? It seems like the one on the dump side is the worst. That is the side with the large slide out.
I had the same problem you describe on my 2013 Flagstaff.
“Old Coot” was the gentleman who reinforced his stabilizers. Look up his previous posts to understand what he did. If Neil did it successfully, so can you. Sometimes he left us detailed diagrams under the ‘Library’ tab, referenced at the top of these pages. Good luck with your modifications.
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I had the same problem you describe on my 2013 Flagstaff.
“Old Coot” was the gentleman who reinforced his stabilizers. Look up his previous posts to understand what he did. If Neil did it successfully, so can you. Sometimes he left us detailed diagrams under the ‘Library’ tab, referenced at the top of these pages. Good luck with your modifications.
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Thanks for the info but I did not find anything in either place. Is he still around?
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Thanks for the info but I did not find anything in either place. Is he still around?
Neil is a great guy, he did a lot of mods on my 5er. Yes he reinforced my stabs to. What he reinforced was the arms , by welding metal over the arms. Yes that did make them stronger, but I'm assuming you bent the yellow guides not the legs. They will bend first before the two I guess 3' legs that the pads attach to. Reinforced that is what will bend F rist. You can buy them on eBay. I must have missed what bent on yours? What he did was to weld a cap over the top of each leg. Your still not going to be able to pick up the unit or anything, but you can snug them more. I remember that he put a set before his wheels to, now with that I think he used pipe instead of the yellow brackets, he could get more pressure on the center one he put on. Hope that helps...
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