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Old 03-27-2014, 10:22 AM   #1
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Scissor jacks or telescopic (stab) jacks

I've never really thought about the application differences and/or the pros & cons between the 2. My 2010 Sandpiper and previous Flagstaff has/had scissor jacks on the back. At the RV show week before last most of the new FWs had telescopic/stab jacks. (Could it be as simple as the cost of stab jacks to the manufactureres are a freckle less, so that's what they are using these days?)

I know that both are only to be used for stabilization. I also know that for optimum stabilization either are more effective if you add stabilizer rod to them. But, since the show, I've wondered which is best and what are the different applications...if any. I'm sure my fellow FRFers will have lots of opinions and knowledge on the subject.

So, I thought this would be a good one for us to discuss. (I searched the forum for a bit and did not find any discussions specifically on this subject.)
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:26 AM   #2
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I've never really thought about the application differences and/or the pros & cons between the 2. My 2010 Sandpiper and previous Flagstaff has/had scissor jacks on the back. At the RV show week before last most of the new FWs had telescopic/stab jacks. (Could it be as simple as the cost of stab jacks to the manufactureres are a freckle less, so that's what they are using these days?)

I know that both are only to be used for stabilization. I also know that for optimum stabilization either are more effective if you add stabilizer rod to them. But, since the show, I've wondered which is best and what are the different applications...if any. I'm sure my fellow FRFers will have lots of opinions and knowledge on the subject.

So, I thought this would be a good one for us to discuss. (I searched the forum for a bit and did not find any discussions specifically on this subject.)
I like the elec. stab jacks after I reinforced the flimsy legs and threw the strap braces away and replaced them with 3/4" pipe. Don't have to worry about bending anything now. Love them in front of the axles.

So much easier to press a button for us lazy folks.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:34 AM   #3
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I like the elec. stab jacks after I reinforced the flimsy legs and threw the strap braces away and replaced them with 3/4" pipe. Don't have to worry about bending anything now. Love them in front of the axles.

So much easier to press a button for us lazy folks.

Nothing I've seen on these forums makes me think you are lazy my friend! (But then I've never been to Goshen and hung out with you...haha.)

Thought this would be an interesting discussion.
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Nothing I've seen on these forums makes me think you are lazy my friend! (But then I've never been to Goshen and hung out with you...haha.)

Thought this would be an interesting discussion.
All he did was sit behind his awning patio and bark orders and drink coffee.
As you can see rvc is headed there now. "Spoiled brat"
He did go on a ppst beer run tho.
I'll give him credit for that!

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All he did was sit behind his awning patio and bark orders and drink coffee.
As you can see rvc is headed there now. "Spoiled brat"
He did go on a ppst beer run tho.
I'll give him credit for that!
tsk, tsk, tsk. Somebody had to guard the coolers! And now, I find out some blonde stole the damn cooler. You are a bad influence on anyone that comes into contact with you, with the exception of Ms. Amy.
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This is way too funny and ironic. I figured you would be a couple of the first to respond to this post with your thoughts about scissor or stab jacks. Instead, you have a love/hate fest. I'm LOL sitting here at my desk.
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