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Old 06-13-2016, 06:32 PM   #1
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Support by stabilizer jack or tongue jack?

Question: Our TT uses scissor jacks for stabilizing and I always leave the tongue jack down and supporting the front of the TT. Is there any problem with raising the tongue jack and allowing the TT to be supported only by the stabilizing jacks?


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Old 06-13-2016, 06:34 PM   #2
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I would not do it! Leave the tongue jack down..Just my $5

Why would you want to do that anyway?
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:37 PM   #3
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Stabilizers won't hold that kinda weight. So yes leave the tongue jack down and use it to level/support your RV.
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Thanks gents for your replies. My reason is to do so for temporary adjustments to the tongue jack. In one case the TT shifted and the jack was leaning enough for me to be concerned. This might be OK in an emergency, however if I want to change the footing or some less urgent reason I began thinking that I would like some input from my FROG friends.
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I would just leave the camper hooked up to the truck and THEN work on the tongue jack. Just my opinion.....
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I would just leave the camper hooked up to the truck and THEN work on the tongue jack. Just my opinion.....
Just set the tongue on a jack stand or blocks.
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Old 06-14-2016, 12:32 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone. Good advice
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It might be more important to look into how to keep the trailer from moving when not attached.
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There's no problem supporting the trailer with those stabilizing jacks. They are usually designed to support at least five thousand pounds each. I have used them to support the trailer while working on the tongue jack several times.
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Old 06-14-2016, 06:46 PM   #10
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There's no problem supporting the trailer with those stabilizing jacks. They are usually designed to support at least five thousand pounds each. I have used them to support the trailer while working on the tongue jack several times.
Mine (6 of them) are rated at 7,000 pounds each. As was pointed out to me recently they are scissor jacks, not stabilizers. Never used them to support the entire weight of the trailer but set them pretty tight after leveling the trailer. The make the trailer rock solid when down.
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