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Old 04-19-2016, 02:17 PM   #11
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Ok, so I had a chance to look under the camper. The stabs run side to side. If I attach Strongarms to the stabs and run them in the direction I need, they would be running along the leg of the stab. How is that going to increase stability?
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:46 PM   #12
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In late 2014 our "Lippert" made in China Electric Stab jacks, failed on the front of Solaire Travel Trailer. The internal gear that would send them down and up stripped. They would go down, but not come back up. They were out of warranty by a few months and neither the dealer or Lippert would do anything. So, I removed them and replaced them with Made in the USA Bal manual stabilizer jacks. I have found that they can lift much more then the electrics did and the movement in our trailer has been greatly reduced. I would not buy another trailer with electric stab jacks, especially Lippert.

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Old 04-19-2016, 07:40 PM   #13
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Thanks Lou. I hope ours last a little longer, they have only been used twice so far. Our Puma is a 2017.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:39 AM   #14
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Can you put blocks under the jacks so they don't have to extend so far?
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Old 04-30-2016, 09:41 AM   #15
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Could it be the ground underneath the jacks that is causing the problem? I usually use 2X6 under my manual jacks but occasionally need to use 2X10's that I have to level the wheels in-order to get a larger foot print.
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Old 04-30-2016, 09:46 AM   #16
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Can you put blocks under the jacks so they don't have to extend so far?
By all means.



Lots of lift with a little lumber.
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Old 04-30-2016, 09:47 AM   #17
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Lots of lift with a little lumber.
If I did not already have the mother load of lego blocks.. I;d be doing it this way!
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If I did not already have the mother load of lego blocks.. I;d be doing it this way!
Stayed in a crummy CG last Labor Day.

Concrete slab was 3-4 inch's higher than the ground.

Ended up using all of two bags of Legos and some 2X4's I found to lift the lite high enough for the steps to clear.

One can never have enough, but it might require two rigs to haul it all....
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:34 PM   #19
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Lots of lift with a little lumber.
I like those. I got some extra 2X10 and think I'll make some.
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:11 PM   #20
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That's great idea. Love when people post there ideas like this. And I thought my 3" blocks were cool.... They are light but I like your approach. Click image for larger version

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