Originally Posted by emm-dee
Why? The OP said scissor jacks, not stabilizer jacks. There is a difference.
I have six scissor jacks rated at 7,000 pounds each. The only way they would fail is being stressed by forward/backward movement of the trailer (i.e., driving away without retracting the jacks).
That being said, I would be concerned with the trailer moving on the hill in the picture. Those chocks don't appear to be very substantial.
The other side is chocked better trust me. I used Anderson level er's and put these and a Reg chock down then pull slighty forward up to seat them good. I do this on slide out side to level with slide out. Also I have X chocks, both sides and you can see one by zooming it. It's stable in the drive I don't have an issue with their
Also I said scissor jacks and probably is not correct term and should be stabilizer jacks. Guess the term is used concurrently sometimes and they are different pieces of equipment.
So some what I gather I can't and should not upgrade my stabilizer jacks, because you really can't and they are not designed, any of them to hold weight of trailer and for that matter neither is.
Sounds like my best option and safest route is to just keep doing what in doing.
More blocks and stacking under the frame is what I'm trying to avoid and space in my garage is a premium so I'm trying to eliminate need for more blocks and stuff
Like the idea of a long throw jack this could be an option but one thing I noticed, the more you have your front jack extended, the less stable the trailer is but it's not like we are camping
Thanks doe suggestions non the less
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