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Old 04-18-2014, 03:13 PM   #11
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With the assistance and good will from Herk and youroo, I modified a set of electric stab jacks, installed them in front of the axle on the 2 x 4 tube in addition to the homemade JT Strongarm type stabilizers front and back, Bal X chocks and a step support and have just about totally eliminated movement of any kind. BTW, I extend the rear stabs as far as possible to get the reinforced legs as close to vertical as possible. The legs are very weak when they are close to horizontal.
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:06 AM   #12
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Hey OC...

You stated: "BTW, I extend the rear stabs as far as possible to get the reinforced legs as close to vertical as possible. The legs are very weak when they are close to horizontal."

Caught my eye since, as described above, I do the opposite. However, my stabilizer jacks are scissor jacks. I believe yours are another style. Just to be clear, you are not suggesting that it is beneficial to extend scissor jacks as far as possible, are you? (I'm not even sure what kind of jacks the OP has, but am concerned about sending mixed messages.)
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:25 AM   #13
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Vern,we have the (Elect. Lippert Stab Type) are yours manual? Youroo!!
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:35 AM   #14
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You stated: "BTW, I extend the rear stabs as far as possible to get the reinforced legs as close to vertical as possible. The legs are very weak when they are close to horizontal."

Caught my eye since, as described above, I do the opposite. However, my stabilizer jacks are scissor jacks. I believe yours are another style. Just to be clear, you are not suggesting that it is beneficial to extend scissor jacks as far as possible, are you? (I'm not even sure what kind of jacks the OP has, but am concerned about sending mixed messages.)
Vern, if you have scissor jacks, you are correct, my mistake for thinking you had the Lippert stab jacks. BIG difference. You are correct on the scissor jacks being better the less they are extended.
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:38 AM   #15
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Vern,we have the (Elect. Lippert Stab Type) are yours manual? Youroo!!
Yes, although I cheat with my 18v cordless drill. I guess that makes me BOTH cheap AND lazy!
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Yes, although I cheat with my 18v cordless drill. I guess that makes me BOTH cheap AND lazy!
Nope,I have scissor manual jacks in front of the axle also,and use cordless on those. Youroo!!
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Yes, although I cheat with my 18v cordless drill. I guess that makes me BOTH cheap AND lazy!
I had the scissor jacks mounted to the 2 x 4 tube in front of the axle and also used a cordless until Herk traded me his bent Lippert and then youroo informed me @ Goshen about his Lippert jacks they were replacing and I ended up with a working set I modified. Really like them.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:37 AM   #18
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Ron3rd,
Check out this thread.
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We use to have a 3001W and the slide out supports were the only thing I found that helped with that model. Please read the whole thread as there are some things to considerer when using those supports.
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So, Russ...

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Ron3rd,
Check out this thread.
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We use to have a 3001W and the slide out supports were the only thing I found that helped with that model. Please read the whole thread as there are some things to considerer when using those supports.
Are you still using both the slide out supports AND the pyramid jacks, as you described in your 10-06-2012 post on the thread you linked to above, or just the slide out supports? (Don't suppose you have any pictures of the setup on which you have settled?)
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I did use the slide out supports, but only if we were staying more than 4 days. It was a PITA to set up all that stuff every time... The shorter the stay the less "stuff" I used... But I only used the slide supports with the pyramid jacks in place and only needed them on the bigger slide...

Traded the Windjammer this spring on a 5th wheel, with Level-up 6 point automatic system. It is the BOMB, btw....
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