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Old 06-13-2017, 06:03 AM   #1
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Stabilizer tips sought.

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I replaced a damaged stabilizer with Eaz Lift 24" 7500 lb stabilizer scissor jack. It was so sturdy and smooth operating that I replaced the other three OEM stabilizers. Now it doesn't take much torque for the jack to start lifting the trailer.

My question is, how much do you engage the stabilizers? Until they meet the ground with slight pressure? Begin to lift the trailer a bit? Somewhere in between.

And is there a recommended sequence? Right to left, front to back, diagonal?

I am using an 18 volt drill and not a manual crank.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:36 AM   #2
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Everyone has there own way of stabilizing their rigs myself I run my stabilizers down and take some of the weight off the suspension by rising the rig about one inch or so or just until I here electric motor taking on some torque. I start at the corner I'm closest to at the time.
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:15 AM   #3
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Rockwood Mini Lite 2503S

I replaced a damaged stabilizer with Eaz Lift 24" 7500 lb stabilizer scissor jack. It was so sturdy and smooth operating that I replaced the other three OEM stabilizers. Now it doesn't take much torque for the jack to start lifting the trailer.

My question is, how much do you engage the stabilizers? Until they meet the ground with slight pressure? Begin to lift the trailer a bit? Somewhere in between.

And is there a recommended sequence? Right to left, front to back, diagonal?

I am using an 18 volt drill and not a manual crank.
Mine are electric and I run them till I see trailer begin to lift...1/4" maybe. Saw a Jayco last weekend that had tires off ground on one side.
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:16 PM   #4
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Mine are electric and I run them till I see trailer begin to lift...1/4" maybe. Saw a Jayco last weekend that had tires off ground on one side.
If drill has adjustable clutch, set it to what gives you the desired lift. All jacks should be equal or close in pressure with clutch slipping at same torque.
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:39 PM   #5
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thanks for suggesting to set the drill clutch. Hasn't thought of that.
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:49 PM   #6
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Also, setting a jack on both sides in front of the axle on the suspension framework will take all the bounce out of the suspension & tires.
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