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View Poll Results: Is it worth the money to upgrade leveling jacks?
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Old 03-29-2021, 08:12 PM   #21
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In my case, one of the rear jacks failed. The foot rusted badly enough that the sides collapsed. I need to order replacements but can't decide on brand. Cynder, Libra, Huskey, BAL are the contenders.
I had BAL on my previous trailer and Cynder on my latest. Both were/are good, solid, jacks.

Based on how quick the OE jacks went downhill I think just about any you mentioned should do very well.

The company that made the OE jacks on my TT didn't even put their name on them. Wonder why?
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:06 AM   #22
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Got New Jacks!

Wow! After seeing my photos, Flagstaff has agreed to replace my stabilizer jacks. The service manager at Gander Outdoors went to bat for me. He said that they now know they have a serious problem but didn't know that last June when I first tried.
Hopefully, the replacements will be better quality.
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:39 AM   #23
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I should send a few pics to Rockwood. Thing is, even if they did send replacements, they'll probably meet the same rusty fate.
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:40 AM   #24
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:52 AM   #25
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I can paint them but my point is that for a basically new trailer I shouldn't have to. Is anyone else offended by Forest River calling this an "Environmental issue" on a trailer with 2,000 miles on it, never pulled on salty winter roads?



Those jacks may have came with the unit from the sDealer.... They are still 'aftermarket' Jacks and not 'Forest River' produced. Wire brush them and clean as much rust off as you can and grease moveable parts and paint, or not paint.... smear oil all over the metal parts to inhibit rust.
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:58 AM   #26
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exactly the same looking as my OEM Rockwood jacks. Zero salt, probably just under 2,000 towing miles as well. Not a lick of rust on any other parts beneath camper. Frame, axle, everything pristine. Only other place I have rust is on top of WDH bar brackets, which is expected since paint rubs off there.
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