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Old 01-23-2016, 09:05 PM   #1
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A better electric stabilizer

Does anyone but Lippert make electric stabilizers?

I decided today to unexpectedly get started on swapping out my rear stabilizers - courtesy of pulling out of a parking lot onto the road and having the camper's rear drag. The lowest point was my stabilizers and it busted it all to heck. Actually ended up dragging one side until I got to a truck stop where it busted off and laid in the road behind me. I finished the removal.

ps, soon for sale- the motor (it came out unscathed).

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Old 01-25-2016, 12:35 PM   #2
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Bumping this- does anyone know brands of electric stabilizers that they can recommend?

And, any idea of what weight capacity that I need?
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Old 01-25-2016, 01:55 PM   #3
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Man that sucks, I think Lippert may be the only game in town.
On my old V Cross I added drag casters to protect the stabilizers. I couldn't even get out of my drive.
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Old 01-25-2016, 01:59 PM   #4
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I've been debating casters. The more that I travel, the more that I drag on a pretty regular basis with this thing.
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Old 01-25-2016, 02:04 PM   #5
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I got the heaviest I could get and had them welded on along with partially boxing the frame. Of course I tried to anticipate the dragging but never had any issues.
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Old 01-25-2016, 04:11 PM   #6
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Thanks for the pics. We'll see.

As a stop gap, I've ordered a pair of scissor jacks and I'll see how they fair back there. Once I get electric stabilizers again, I'll move those scissor jacks to be near the axles for extra stabilization.
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Old 01-25-2016, 05:20 PM   #7
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Have a look at these, maybe a better fit for your trailer.....

https://www.etrailer.com/Camper-Jack...39-941705.html
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Old 01-25-2016, 05:27 PM   #8
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Have a look at these, maybe a better fit for your trailer.....

https://www.etrailer.com/Camper-Jack...39-941705.html
For some reason, I thought UF was owned by Lippert.

I'll take a look at these. I didn't have a very good experience with the UltraFab Eliminators (aka their JT StrongArms knock offs).
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I feel for you Doug. I actually thought I dragged mine once pulling into a truckers parking lot besides a McDonalds, as there was a mud puddle there that originated in China, so it seemed when I found out how deep it really was.

However, when I checked, I could see no damage to the stabilizers. It was only when I got home, that I saw my rear steps was what had dragged as they were now at a 45 degree angle with the bottom of the trailer.

I did bend the rear stabilizers one time, in my haste to hook up, and forgot to retract them before raising the front of the trailer to connect to the TV.
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:04 PM   #10
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My big fear was hitting the plumbing and having a mess. Wife was certain that the bumper was going to be majorly damaged. But oh well- stuff happens!
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