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Old 02-23-2018, 02:09 PM   #1
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4 power stab jacks

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I have a Flagstaff 26RLWS and have 4 POWER STABILIZER JACKS !
Getting ready to take it out for the 1st time....notice one switch for the front stabilizers and one switch for the back. and when pressing lets say front switch they both come down together!
SO, if your on unlevel ground and use leveling blocks to level the TT, and I deploy the POWER STABILIZER JACKS and they come down together (front ones) and what happens if one stabilizer touches the ground lets say 3 or 4 inches before the other one does.... does it stop till the other side makes contact with the ground?
I know these are not for "LEVELING" the TT so what happens?
Don't want to twist the frame or anything on the TT from not doing it right!
Thanks and interested before heading out!!!!
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Old 02-23-2018, 02:13 PM   #2
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Run a set of stabilizers down half way and stop. Push down on the foot on one side. Does the other foot go UP? Mine does. Mine will equalize. I could put a 4" block under one side and nothing on the other (I don't) and they will equalize if your stabilizers are like mine.
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Old 02-23-2018, 03:39 PM   #3
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If one side makes contact, the carriage will shift to the other side until there's pressure on both sides. My last trailer had those (the new one has individual on each corner...I found those more stable for some reason) and, after awhile, one side would run down slightly faster than the other. Never had a problem with them.
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Old 02-23-2018, 03:41 PM   #4
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They will auto-equalize...
Frankly though, they suck.. invest in a few jack-stands, they offer much more stability. IMHO
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Old 02-23-2018, 03:49 PM   #5
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Short answer - Yes they will equal out. When I first got my TT with them on there I had to have the DW run them up and down so I could figure out how they work. Play around with them and get comfortable. I actually often run mine down until the motor kicks out. If they are Lippert stabilizers they will only take so much pressure and then stop.
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:05 PM   #6
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Short answer - Yes they will equal out. When I first got my TT with them on there I had to have the DW run them up and down so I could figure out how they work. Play around with them and get comfortable. I actually often run mine down until the motor kicks out. If they are Lippert stabilizers they will only take so much pressure and then stop.
I was doing that, too, and did not have a problem. Then I read the manual (what a concept!) It says only run 1-2 seconds after they both hit bottom.
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:28 PM   #7
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Most Definitely if you run to long you will bend or break them. Mine has some sort of sensor that will shut them off if you run them to far (resets on its own and they then work again a few minutes later)
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That’s one of the reasons. Didn’t want electric stab jacks. They don’t work as well and why would I put 4 expensive motors in the lelements if they don’t work well.
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My TT has Lippert electric stabilizers and I didn't know that they would equalize. I was putting blocks under the leg that doesn't touch the ground first. I will be trying out that feature when I get my TT out in the spring.
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Old 02-25-2018, 07:17 AM   #10
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Do you guys find that these jacks are not as sturdy as the old crank down scissor jacks?
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Old 02-25-2018, 07:25 AM   #11
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Do you guys find that these jacks are not as sturdy as the old crank down scissor jacks?
Depends "What Type/Style" crank down scissor jacks ,but in Most cases the "Old Style" are More Stable! Youroo!!
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Electric jacks might not be quite as stable as the old style, but they are a whole lot easier for an old man to set up. I love mine.
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The legs are fairly easy to reinforce with some 2-1/2" x 1/8" sq. tubing split lengthwise and welded to the underside of the legs.
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:46 AM   #14
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Thanks everyone for the responses, now I don't know if they are a good deal or not from the opinions here! BUT there on the unit and will try them out and hope for the best!
IF they are not to my liking, guess I'll replace them with the manuals ones..... will see!
Again, thanks all!
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Electric jacks might not be quite as stable as the old style, but they are a whole lot easier for an old man to set up. I love mine.
I love 'em too. Mine can be controlled with a remote or the switches on the side.
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:29 AM   #16
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I love my stabilizer jacks. I haven't really noticed any difference from my old Dutchmen with the jack stands. Sure is a lot easier for me to set up.
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They will auto-equalize...
Frankly though, they suck.. invest in a few jack-stands, they offer much more stability. IMHO


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Old 03-18-2018, 09:45 PM   #18
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Had scissor jacks on our old pop-up and on the hybrid. Opted for the power stab jacks on the 832BHIKWS but also put 4 JT strong arms on the back, where the bunk is, and two on the front. They do make a difference when folks are rolling around in bed on the other end of the camper! Also donít have to carry my cordless drill around anymore.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:02 PM   #19
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I have electric stabilizer jacks. They're powered by an 18v Ryobi. :-)
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