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Old 02-28-2016, 10:44 AM   #1
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Stabilizer Jack Problem

Just got a 2016 Micro Lite 21FBRS, took it to Florida for a week and upon returning home, parked it in my driveway. While leveling the RV using the stabilizer jacks, one of the jack supports bent and the jack is no longer level. Has anyone else had a problem with the stabilizer jacks on this or any other Flagstaff model? Thanks in advance for any replies.
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Old 02-28-2016, 10:57 AM   #2
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The stabilizers jacks are for stabilizing only not for leveling your rig. You level side to side by driving up on blocks of some kind and level front to back using the lounge jack.

You should be able to straighten the support with a little elbow grease and some choice words.
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They are flimsy at best and need reinforcing. I have reinforced 4 sets by splitting a 29' long pc of 2-1/4" x 0.120 wall square tubing and welding it to the bottom of each leg. The 5th and last set I did (OCW's) I used 1-1/2 x .120 angle and made channels to fit.
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Old 02-29-2016, 02:47 PM   #4
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Old 02-29-2016, 02:58 PM   #5
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The stabilizers jacks are for stabilizing only not for leveling your rig.
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:25 PM   #6
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:28 PM   #7
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If used properly they should never bend.


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Old 02-29-2016, 05:47 PM   #8
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If used properly they should never bend.
BS, they are not strong enough to even stabilize a trailer if used correctly. Better to reinforce them to start with. They're only made of 0.072 thick material measured over 2 layers of paint. You can block a leg up between 2 pcs of 2 x 4 and bend them by just jumping in the middle of them. I only wt 150# and have bent them this way!!!
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:53 PM   #9
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If used properly they should never bend.


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I tend to agree as I've had two tt now with them and never had an issue IF YOU READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. Later RJD
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Mine failed when I needed to raise the front landing gear and forgot to raise the stabilizers. (Newbie mistake - quick fix; just took money).
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