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Old 04-18-2016, 10:42 PM   #1
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Stabilizer jacks

This is my first time using electric stabilizer jacks. The service guy at the dealership gave me the usual warning to not "lift" the camper with them. He also said that they would fault out if you put too much weight on them. Now for the question. I have run the jacks out as far as I am comfortable with, looked like it was just starting to lift the camper but did not fault out, and the camper still rocks side to side more than I would like. I had the opportunity to tour another camper, a Jayco that had electric stabilizer jacks, and it didn't rock. Am I missing something? A lock knob or something?I don't see anything down there but I haven't laid down on the ground and inspected everything either.
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:47 PM   #2
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Install "JT Strongarms"! Youroo!!
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:53 PM   #3
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Thanks youroo. I looked into getting those for my last camper but after getting the BAL x-chocks, I didn't need them. I have the chocks on this camper and I have no for/aft movement, just this side to side. If it turns out that it is just the nature of the stabilizers, I will look into the Strongarms again.
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:36 PM   #4
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Install "JT Strongarms"! Youroo!!

SteadyFast is better:
http://www.learntorv.com/2016/04/pro...abilizers.html
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:56 AM   #5
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If you're worried about tripping a breaker on the rear stabs then set them like you want and then raise the front of the 5er up to put more pressure on the rears.
Of course yu need to have the front a little low before you start all that.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:44 AM   #6
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My Puma is a TT, not a 5er. Stabilizer front and rear.
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:25 PM   #7
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You could level it a little off level, F-R, R being higher and lower the stabilizers, then level the trailer using the tongue jack, putting pressure on the rears than lower the front stabalizers
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:41 PM   #8
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I might try that but isn't just by passing a safety feature? I mean, is the breaker to save the motor or to prevent too much load on the mechanism?
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Old 04-19-2016, 01:12 PM   #9
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That's why I'll never have elec stab jacks. Too finicky. Plus $$$$. Just another $$$ thing to go wrong.
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Old 04-19-2016, 01:50 PM   #10
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As Youroo mentioned, you need stabilizing arms.
I prefer jt strong arms


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