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Old 09-13-2012, 08:05 AM   #1
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Electric Stabilizer Jack Question

Hi, in mid May we traded our Jayco for a 30WFKSS and we absolutely LOVE it!! Has anyone noticed over night the electric stabilizer jacks tend to relax and need re-firmed?
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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Hi, in mid May we traded our Jayco for a 30WFKSS and we absolutely LOVE it!! Has anyone noticed over night the electric stabilizer jacks tend to relax and need re-firmed?
I don't think the jacks settle so much as the ground underneath.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:12 AM   #3
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I've experienced this on both packed gravel and concrete. Do you think something could be wrong with my jacks?
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:13 AM   #4
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Hi, in mid May we traded our Jayco for a 30WFKSS and we absolutely LOVE it!! Has anyone noticed over night the electric stabilizer jacks tend to relax and need re-firmed?
X2 on f1100turbo's reply. Don't think the jacks relax or back off, the ground settles under the jack. Try putting a large pad of some sort under the jack pad or try getting a site that has a concrete pad and see if they relax.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:13 AM   #5
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Yes, I have noticed this. I thought perhaps they were just settling into the ground but recently I was in Colorado and it was rocky so I doubt it was settling into the ground. Maybe someone will get to the bottom of this.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:25 AM   #6
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Yes, I have noticed this. I thought perhaps they were just settling into the ground but recently I was in Colorado and it was rocky so I doubt it was settling into the ground. Maybe someone will get to the bottom of this.
I would imagine the jacks are not being snugged up tight enough on the initial set up or it could be the mounting surface on the trailer is flexing. The design of most jacks prevent the screw from backing off.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:25 AM   #7
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I'm not real sure how they would "settle"
The jacks have a big long "screw" that would have to loosen or back off to allow your jacks to settle.
Unless there is something wrong with your jacks which I'm not sure what that would be it's almost dare I say almost impossible to loosen up.

Is this a tt or a 5er ?
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:34 AM   #8
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It's a travel trailer. Does anyone know the brand on these? I think they are Lippert? Also, I'm positive they're as snug as they can get, I periodically pop the breaker because I hold the button too long.
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Hi, I have another question somewhat related to the relaxing jack question. This weekend, I checked the side-to-side level of my camper and it was the best I've ever achieved so I unhooked the truck. I checked it again the next day (after putting the slides out), and found it was now low on the slide side. Has anyone noticed this problem? Is anyone using slide stabilizers? And, is there any risk of damaging my slides if I add stabilizers and my main stabilizers relax after the fact?
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:29 AM   #10
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Hi, I have another question somewhat related to the relaxing jack question. This weekend, I checked the side-to-side level of my camper and it was the best I've ever achieved so I unhooked the truck. I checked it again the next day (after putting the slides out), and found it was now low on the slide side. Has anyone noticed this problem? Is anyone using slide stabilizers? And, is there any risk of damaging my slides if I add stabilizers and my main stabilizers relax after the fact?
Yes, your trailer will lean somewhat, when the slides are extended. You will read where a lot of people (moi included), counteract this by placing a small board or linx leveler blocks underneath the tires on the slide-out side when backing the trailer into the spot. I usually raise my slide-out slide a half-inch higher than the opposite side. Then when you extend the slides, it is usually level.

I'm sure each trailer is a little different, and depends on the weight of the slides, including how many there are. You may have to experiment a little to get yours figured out.
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