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Old 09-16-2012, 10:53 AM   #51
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Let me ask, does the trailer settle/lean to that side when you are in the slide or does it do it over a period of time? And does it "bounce" back to level? Are the stabilizer jacks "leaking" to the point where you have to tighten them up frequently?
It will lean to the side with the slides, not much settling so far but I haven't set up on any soft ground yet. It will bounce back to level after you remove the weight. Like if you were to sit on the end of a diving board, then get up. Not that extreme, but you get the point. The jack do not require any more adjustment what I've seen as normal settling.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:51 PM   #52
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My rear electric jacks are "self adjusting" and will "park" one side when it hits the ground until the other hits the ground and then lift the trailer together.

X2 on what Dave says, the electric jacks are just manual jacks with a motor added. I much prefer the electric.
I asked the question the other day if anybody's elec. jacks were noisy? Never got an answer. My motors are embarassingly noisy. And yes you have to make 2 repositions per side to set the blocks under the pads. After a couple days I give the front and back a little sqeeze more. On manual jacks I didn't have to do that.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:59 PM   #53
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...And yes you have to make 2 repositions per side to set the blocks under the pads. After a couple days I give the front and back a little sqeeze more. On manual jacks I didn't have to do that.
I don't understand the 2 repositions per side. I have 2" x 10" x 12" wooden blocks lag bolted to my pads and all I have to do is press the down switch and both jacks will go down until one hits the ground and it stops and the other side will continue until it hits the ground and then they both raise the trailer until the the switch is released.

If we are on hard packed gravel, asphalt or concrete, we never have to touch the jacks until we leave. If on grass, etc. we may have to snug the up every two or 3 days. Had to do the same with the manuals on our last 3 trailers. I like the electric jacks.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:17 PM   #54
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Don't be so hard on yourself about understanding the repositioning, That's my exercise for the day!
I agree with your other comments.


But you're killing me....what about the noise?
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #55
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Don't be so hard on yourself about understanding the repositioning, That's my exercise for the day!
I agree with your other comments.


But you're killing me....what about the noise?
Please explain the repositioning. Noise is louder than using my cordless drill, but I really don't care, it's only for about a minute and not objectionable or something to gripe about IMO.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:40 PM   #56
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Don't you have something better to do on a Sunday afternoon?

Some sites I am in have a concrete curb or a crosstie, etc at the rear of the site and I use that to put my rear jack down on. So permanently attaching a block to the foot of the jack might not be a good idea.

Before I lower the jacks, I walk around putting 4x6x10 blocks under where I "think" the jacks will come down. Upon lowering to near touching the blocks, I reposition them to where the blocks are exactly under the foot pads. Some sites will not be level ground hence the use of the block to give the foot a better place to hold steady.

BTW NC football teams are kicking my team's A$$e$ this weekend!
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...Some sites I am in have a concrete curb or a crosstie, etc at the rear of the site and I use that to put my rear jack down on. So permanently attaching a block to the foot of the jack might not be a good idea.
I have had boards attached to my jack pads on the last 4 trailers and have never had an occassion to remove them. It just saves having to try to position something on the ground.

BTW, not into college sports of any kind.
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To each his own my friend!

BTW, coming somewhat your direction in 3 weeks! Hope to see some dying leaves.
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To each his own my friend!

BTW, coming somewhat your direction in 3 weeks! Hope to see some dying leaves.
Coming to the race in Charlotte?
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North GA.

Also, not into those non-athletic sports!
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