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Old 01-03-2016, 05:46 AM   #1
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Stabilizer vs Leveling Jacks

I pulled a newbie and bent the rod on one of my stabilizer scissor jacks. I was looking for a replacement and found "BAL 24002D Leveling Scissor Jacks". I was explicitly warned that the jacks on the trailer were for stabilization only but is that a limitation of the jacks or is it because you cannot level the trailer at the frame?

In other words. Can I replace the stabilizer jacks with leveling jacks to make fine adjustments?
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:23 AM   #2
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Light weight Frame! Only Stabilize! Youroo!!
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:50 PM   #3
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Replaced ours with scissor jacks from Walmart. Even added two additional jacks in front if the axles for additional stabilization.
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Level side to side with blocks under your wheels. Front to back with your tongue jack. Scissor jacks for stabilizing after you are level.
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Old 01-05-2016, 03:46 PM   #5
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I pulled a newbie and bent the rod on one of my stabilizer scissor jacks. I was looking for a replacement and found "BAL 24002D Leveling Scissor Jacks". I was explicitly warned that the jacks on the trailer were for stabilization only but is that a limitation of the jacks or is it because you cannot level the trailer at the frame?

In other words. Can I replace the stabilizer jacks with leveling jacks to make fine adjustments?
Both, You do take a chance of bending the frame if you try to level at the corners & yes the jacks are only made for stabilizing the trailer.

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Old 01-06-2016, 12:53 PM   #6
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FR's TTs and 5ers are not made to use "leveling" jacks. No matter what version they put on at the factory (electric/manual, scissor/stab), they are all for stabilizing, not for leveling.

The only "leveling jacks" I know anything about are these that I have on a little 4'x4' cargo trailer for my motorcycle. They put them on motorcycle pop-ups, too.

https://www.etrailer.com/Camper-Jack/Domar/TJ01RT.html
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My 5er has electric "leveling jacks" part of a leveling " system"
But anything else is just stabilization.
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My 5er has electric "leveling jacks" part of a leveling " system"
But anything else is just stabilization.
Probably overkill for my motorcycle's cargo trailer!
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THIS!
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Probably overkill for my motorcycle's cargo trailer!
Maybe!
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