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Old 10-25-2016, 08:26 PM   #1
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Electric Rear Stabilizer Jacks on 5th wheel...

Ordering a Flagstaff 524rlws and have been reading that some people don't like rear power stabilizer jacks so I'm looking for feedback on them.How well do they work? Are just plain scissors jacks better? I still might have time to remove them from my order and get scissors jacks if scissor jacks are better. Thx
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I like mine....I don't try to lift trailer, just preload it a little.....also added a OC rebuilt unit in front of front axle....rock solid now!....(OC is the mod king on forum}
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Old 10-26-2016, 04:54 AM   #3
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Thx for reply Bob. I'm not sure what you are talking about going in front of front axle. Would you pls explain more or give me a link. Thx
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:50 AM   #4
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Installed another electric. rear stabilizer just in front of front axle
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This stab. came off another rv, was bent....OC, repaired it, and we installed it when I was back there this summer for the Mayberry Rally in Mt. Airy,NC....
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:01 AM   #7
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I ordered them on my trailer, they work. I am not convinced they are any better than scissors jacks, just more convenient.
The electric motors are expensive to replace. I drug my rear and killed a motor. about $400.00
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:03 AM   #8
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New motor on eBay....$200
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Old 10-26-2016, 07:00 AM   #9
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Thx again Bob, now I understand. Thx for pic also!!!
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Old 10-26-2016, 07:32 AM   #10
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I like mine.
They auto-adjust for differences in side-to-side ground height and work well.

I don't try to raise my rig with them. I pre-level ever so slightly nose low, snug up the rear stabs and then use the front landing gear to come back to level. Works great!

I also have two manual jacks that I place in the center. One at the front axle on one side and another at the rear axle on the other side. Eliminates a lot of bounce from the torsion axles.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:52 AM   #11
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I like them also. As said above, I don't think they're any better than the manual stabilizers, but they're not any worse, and they sure are more convenient.
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Old 10-26-2016, 01:18 PM   #12
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I love ours. There NOT levelers, there stableziers. I like the idea of adding another one just ahead of the axels, it would help get rid of some of the spring action. If I were buying S new rig I would get six position auto levelers.
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I like mine...
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Add X chocks and JT Strongarm, rock solid
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I like mine.
They auto-adjust for differences in side-to-side ground height and work well.

I don't try to raise my rig with them. I pre-level ever so slightly nose low, snug up the rear stabs and then use the front landing gear to come back to level. Works great!

I also have two manual jacks that I place in the center. One at the front axle on one side and another at the rear axle on the other side. Eliminates a lot of bounce from the torsion axles.
I do the same "pre-load" procedure which works well for me. Use a tripod on the kingpin vice the center jacks plus X chocks on both sides to firm it up some more.
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I do the same "pre-load" procedure which works well for me. Use a tripod on the kingpin vice the center jacks plus X chocks on both sides to firm it up some more.
With the stab jacks in front of the axle, you can sell the kingpin tripod and not have to stow it.
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Do you use scissor jacks or something else?
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Do you use scissor jacks or something else?
If you're asking me, I modified a set of powered rear stab jacks and bolted them on the 2x4 cross tube in front of the axles. Tried the scissor jacks which worked fine other than it required a power drill and running 2 jacks down. With the rear stab jack in front of the axle, I just press a switch and they go down or up. Much easier on a LAZY OLD MAN.
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I was asking old coot lol
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