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Old 09-12-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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adding electric stabilizer jacks, how hard, how much?

looking at some trailers. one has electric stabilizer jacks. Others do not offer this option. How hard are they to install, and how much would they cost?
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Buy a 30 dollar 14.4 volt drill and use a 3/4" socket. Far faster than the on board electric stabilizers and if the drill breaks throw it in the garbage and get another.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:37 AM   #3
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I hear what you are saying, just having a hard time convincing the wife that is better than her holding a pretty little remote and doing it.
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Buy a 30 dollar 14.4 volt drill and use a 3/4" socket. Far faster than the on board electric stabilizers and if the drill breaks throw it in the garbage and get another.
X2... Mine came with them. It was not a selling point for me at all.
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They are slow.
I wouldn't order a camper and have them installed as an option.
Mine also came on my new unit.
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To answer your question, sorry I should have before. It seems they run from about $300 and up for a pair. So about $600 and up for front and back. Installation seems to me to be straight forward, maybe even just take off the old and bolt on the new. The wiring might be a little tricky. It would depend on how you want it to look, factory switch placement or hide the switch somewhere.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:36 PM   #7
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I use a cordless 14.4 and its great, much cheaper, no install, dont need house battery power and having a cordless on hand is always good.
But, and this is a big one, $600 plus install is a cheap way to keep the wife happy.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:37 PM   #8
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ive had both, my new camper came with electric jacks with a remote and i can sure set up faster.
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looking at some trailers. one has electric stabilizer jacks. Others do not offer this option. How hard are they to install, and how much would they cost?
I have a grey wolf with the electric stabilizer jacks. Yes they are convenient but have discovered that they do not stabilize trailer as much as I would like. Still movement when someone is coming in or our of trailer or moving around inside. In looking at the jacks I have figured out why this is. The main bar than is connected to the power wonder for the jack is still towards the center of the trailer and not at the outside of trailer when the jacks are down thus the jacks are not stabilizing like the ones that crank down that are attached to the frame by edge of trailer. Yes they do stabilize the trailer but not as much as the others. Just keep that in mind when getting them.

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I have a grey wolf with the electric stabilizer jacks. Yes they are convenient but have discovered that they do not stabilize trailer as much as I would like. Still movement when someone is coming in or our of trailer or moving around inside. In looking at the jacks I have figured out why this is. The main bar than is connected to the power wonder for the jack is still towards the center of the trailer and not at the outside of trailer when the jacks are down thus the jacks are not stabilizing like the ones that crank down that are attached to the frame by edge of trailer. Yes they do stabilize the trailer but not as much as the others. Just keep that in mind when getting them.

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Very good info, and I appreciate it!!

Funny, The dealers never seem to have the jacks down when you walk into the trailers on their lots.
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