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Old 05-05-2016, 09:42 PM   #1
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Stabilizer Jacks

I just purchased a new 2017 Heritage Glen 356QB fifth wheel. I Just had a question about the stabilizer jacks. I can only operate the rear jacks together and the front jacks together. I can't operate the 4 of them independently of each other. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on how to level it side to side if you can only raise the back as one and the front as one? Or do I look in to getting different jacks.
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Old 05-05-2016, 09:50 PM   #2
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You don't use the stabilizing jacks to level the camper. To level side to side I use boards under my tires and front to back you would use the your landing gear. The stabilizing jacks are just to help stabilize the unit and remove some of the rocking.


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Dinostop is right.

http://www.learntorv.com/2013/04/rv-...-and-easy.html
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Here are some YouTube video.....

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...+wheel+trailer
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Yep, get yourself several boards of various thickness to use under the tires for side to side leveling by backing on or pulling onto the boards.

For front to rear leveling... Get your rig level with the front landing jacks, then snug up the rear stabilizers.

I usually keep the front a tiny bit low (I'm talking less than 1/4 bubble) until I snug the stabs. Then I raise the front to level. Puts a little added pressure on the rear stabs but not enough to hurt them.

Be Careful! The rear stabilizers will bend easily. Many on here have reported bending them.
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Be Careful! The rear stabilizers will bend easily. Many on here have reported bending them.
If you do bend them, the sharks here circle to see who gets first dibs on the broken ones!
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Thanks for the advice. When I bought the camper I was under the impression it was a different type of leveling system. But now I understand how it works. Thanks!
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If you do bend them, the sharks here circle to see who gets first dibs on the broken ones!
Who you calling a shark???

I got a "like new" set here in my garage.
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Who you calling a shark???



I got a "like new" set here in my garage.


"Luke new"?

YEAH, right!

"Better than new!"

Now that I know what's up, I'm going to pounce on the next mangled mess. Bob tried to tell me, "one man's trash is another man's treasure". I just couldn't see the treasure in it.
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