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Old 06-13-2018, 06:37 PM   #1
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Wiggle beater jacks

Scissor jacks or aluminum stack jacks - curious if you have tried either/or and your results. $100 vs. $35.



I am aware of more expensive and complex solutions like jt strongarms but I'm not keeping this trailer forever........AND this trailer is a 272rl
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:40 PM   #2
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What is "this trailer"? That info might help some of our 'experts' give a better answer.
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:40 PM   #3
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I've used scissor jacks and jack stands. In performance they're both about the same, the advantage goes to the scissor jacks because they can be permanently mounted to the frame and they're self storing.

Now if you're planning on using them at or between the wheels where they can't be permanently mounted, then the advantage goes to the jack stands as they're lighter and a little smaller if you get the ones that can be nested.
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When I ripped off the rear scissor jack on my camper the last time before I traded it in, I found that the performance was almost as good with the aluminum screw jack in that corner. The setup time was more annoying, though- I often needed blocks to get it up to height and had to be "down in the dirt" more to set it up.

Scissor jacks and a drill were way easier.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:28 AM   #5
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https://www.campingworld.com/universal-rv-stabilizer


Thanks guys. I should add that I have power stab jacks, but yeah the wiggle is to say the least annoying. I was out playing around with car jack stands I had laying around and didn't quite get the improvement was looking for. I am taking a $80 chance on 2 of the product above based on the positive reviews. I'll check back after I test them. By the way I checked with a local RV place and they want close to $800 for JT Strongarms installed. They are $230 on line.
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Universal RV Stabilizers

I use the Universal RV Stabilizers on my Wildwood and they made a huge improvement. I got two of them and use the stabilizers on the front half of the trailer. I was going to buy 2 more for the back, but the improvement was so great that I don't feel that I need them on the rear.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:27 AM   #7
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I use the Universal RV Stabilizers on my Wildwood and they made a huge improvement. I got two of them and use the stabilizers on the front half of the trailer. I was going to buy 2 more for the back, but the improvement was so great that I don't feel that I need them on the rear.

Thanks, I am looking forward to trying them. Did yours come with the straps ?
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When I ripped off the rear scissor jack on my camper the last time before I traded it in, I found that the performance was almost as good with the aluminum screw jack in that corner. The setup time was more annoying, though- I often needed blocks to get it up to height and had to be "down in the dirt" more to set it up.

Scissor jacks and a drill were way easier.
Should have added hinges to the top of the jack stands. LOL
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Yes, Mine came with straps
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On my fifth wheel I upgraded the scissor jacks and added two additional jacks near in front of the axles. They didn't do me any good. I finally installed the Steadyfast system and it's nearly fixed my wiggle, rock, and bounce.
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