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Old 02-28-2010, 06:13 PM   #1
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What size/type of socket for a Surveyor stabilizer jacks

We are proud new owners of a 2010 Surveyor SV-294. We traded our Jayco M254 for it. We pick it up sometime in the next 2 weeks (need some snow melt so we can get it parked in storage). We can't wait!

I have always used my cordless drill to raise and lower the 4 corner stabilizer jacks on my jayco and would like to do the same on our new 294. What size/type of socket do I need?

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Old 02-28-2010, 07:42 PM   #2
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A friend of mine has a Jayco and he has used his socket on my Rockwood and I think it is 3/4. I use a cordless drill as well, but I can't get to my camper because of the snow to check the size for you.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:00 PM   #3
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Do yourself a favor and tear off those crap single arm stabaalizer jacks and replace them with scissor style leveling jacks, you will be much happier! Its a couple hundred dollar investement and will save you a ton of frustration trying to level the trailer in some places via wheel blocks. If you raise the trailer at all with the single arm stock stabalizers, they will snap.... trust me, I know
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:29 AM   #4
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Do yourself a favor and tear off those crap single arm stabaalizer jacks and replace them with scissor style leveling jacks, you will be much happier! Its a couple hundred dollar investement and will save you a ton of frustration trying to level the trailer in some places via wheel blocks. If you raise the trailer at all with the single arm stock stabalizers, they will snap.... trust me, I know
I agree, I think it is the way they are installed makes it bad. The front part of the jack in mounted on the frame and the second part in mounted on a piece of angle iron with no support in the middle so it bends upward when the jacks are down and the trailer bounces when you walk in the camper. Scissor jacks is the way to go...
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:28 PM   #5
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Mine take a 3/4. The other posts are right, don't put much weight on the jacks. They are actually just stabilizers not jacks. They don't stabilize very well either.
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:00 PM   #6
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The directions with our Surveyor were very clear that these are stabilizers and not jacks. Between wheel "blocks" and tongue jack, we've never had a problem getting the trailer level. Therefore, stabilizers work fine for us. I would venture that true scissors jacks are very solid though. Probably depends on how big your TT is and whether you have kids running around inside.
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Will the replacement scissor jacks mount using the existing holes from the single arm jacks? I think I'm going to replace mine as the single arm jacks seem very cheap.
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We have a 2010 SV 294 and it is a 3/4". I carry the Ryobi Cordless Impact Wrench. It works perfect!
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:43 AM   #9
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Same here ..... one too many times getting them up/down in the FL summer rains with a manual tire tool & too many knuckle-scars

Cordless drill & socket FTW !!!!!
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Will the replacement scissor jacks mount using the existing holes from the single arm jacks? I think I'm going to replace mine as the single arm jacks seem very cheap.
My scissor jacks are mounted with self tapping screws, looks like only long enough to hold it in place then they have been welded to the frame, the welds are only at both ends such that if I needed to replace one it wouldn't be too difficult to grind the welds and remove and replace.
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