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Old 02-27-2018, 03:26 PM   #4461
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Must have been different air in the 1960s when I sat in the open doorway of the choppers, feet hanging out. No sucking action there but you sure could fall.
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:38 PM   #4462
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Packrat48, This post refers to which post number? In isolation it is confusing.
Pretty sure he is referring to the article that was posted that was being discussed in the 6 posts prior to his.
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:48 PM   #4463
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Just commenting on reporters lack of knowledge.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:38 PM   #4464
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I know we complain that power stabilizers arenít as stable as manual ones, but Iím not likely to go to this extent. All 4 points of the stabilizers were like this.

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Old 02-27-2018, 09:16 PM   #4465
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I know we complain that power stabilizers aren’t as stable as manual ones, but I’m not likely to go to this extent. All 4 points of the stabilizers were like this.

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Maybe he was told not to lower the stabilizers all the way.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:20 PM   #4466
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I know we complain that power stabilizers arenít as stable as manual ones, but Iím not likely to go to this extent. All 4 points of the stabilizers were like this.

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Old 02-27-2018, 09:23 PM   #4467
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Maybe he was told not to lower the stabilizers all the way.
The less you lower them the more stable the camper will be. However I use blocks and not jack stands to accomplish this. Later RJD
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:42 PM   #4468
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I know we complain that power stabilizers arenít as stable as manual ones, but Iím not likely to go to this extent. All 4 points of the stabilizers were like this.

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I could see any of these reasons:

1) poor PDI that didnít explain about the electric stabs and he never knew they could go down.
2) motor on the stabs broke and didnít want to pay to fix it
3) tripped the resettable circuit breaker, didnít know about the breaker, thought it was a fuse and when the fuse checked out ok, assumed the motor on the stabs were broke and didnít want to pay to fix it.
4) told his SO they work this way to justify keeping his old jack stands because heís secretly a hoarder who canít admit it to himself

Anybody got any others?
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:10 PM   #4469
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I could see any of these reasons:

1) poor PDI that didnít explain about the electric stabs and he never knew they could go down.
2) motor on the stabs broke and didnít want to pay to fix it
3) tripped the resettable circuit breaker, didnít know about the breaker, thought it was a fuse and when the fuse checked out ok, assumed the motor on the stabs were broke and didnít want to pay to fix it.
4) told his SO they work this way to justify keeping his old jack stands because heís secretly a hoarder who canít admit it to himself

Anybody got any others?

Counter point to #2 and #3... theyíre like this on the front AND rear jacks. At first, I honestly thought it might be a malfunction but then it was both sets of jacks.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:42 PM   #4470
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Counter point to #2 and #3... theyíre like this on the front AND rear jacks. At first, I honestly thought it might be a malfunction but then it was both sets of jacks.
or maybe they just wanted to confuse other campers........................:roflbla ck:
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:01 PM   #4471
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or maybe they just wanted to confuse other campers........................:roflbla ck:



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Old 02-28-2018, 12:36 AM   #4472
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I could see any of these reasons:

1) poor PDI that didnít explain about the electric stabs and he never knew they could go down.
2) motor on the stabs broke and didnít want to pay to fix it
3) tripped the resettable circuit breaker, didnít know about the breaker, thought it was a fuse and when the fuse checked out ok, assumed the motor on the stabs were broke and didnít want to pay to fix it.
4) told his SO they work this way to justify keeping his old jack stands because heís secretly a hoarder who canít admit it to himself

Anybody got any others?
Has a lot of product around the base of them...
5. did not want to give the ants/mice a nice easy runway? Regardless he forgot to put the powder by the hose so they will just onboard that way instead.
6. He left them down before and towed it home that way bending them to heck....looks like the yellow parts were swapped out. Now they won't go down so this was the solution.

My money is actually on number 3 though. Mine tripped during PDI and none of them worked. Sadly the guy doing the PDI didn't know where to find the breaker...and he thought he was good at what he did.
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Old 02-28-2018, 06:41 AM   #4473
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Guy beside me has adjustable jack stands like that. Says his jacks leak off and donít like to hear the popping. Is here for six months.

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Old 02-28-2018, 07:01 AM   #4474
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I could see any of these reasons:

1) poor PDI that didnít explain about the electric stabs and he never knew they could go down.
2) motor on the stabs broke and didnít want to pay to fix it
3) tripped the resettable circuit breaker, didnít know about the breaker, thought it was a fuse and when the fuse checked out ok, assumed the motor on the stabs were broke and didnít want to pay to fix it.
4) told his SO they work this way to justify keeping his old jack stands because heís secretly a hoarder who canít admit it to himself

Anybody got any others?
Not all stabilizer jacks are motorized.
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:20 AM   #4475
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Not all stabilizer jacks are motorized.
Sure scissor jacks aren't motorized, but I haven't seen the ones of that design in the photo that haven't been motorized, unless they were once motorized and the motor was removed.
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:02 AM   #4476
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:23 AM   #4477
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The less you lower them the more stable the camper will be. However I use blocks and not jack stands to accomplish this. Later RJD
That is...unless you use these. Pic is just after install (blocking not removed yet). The more jack length = better triangulation = more stability.

They work Great!
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Sure scissor jacks aren't motorized, but I haven't seen the ones of that design in the photo that haven't been motorized, unless they were once motorized and the motor was removed.
My scissor jacks are motorized.
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:39 AM   #4479
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Headline writers tend to distort and sensationalize stories sometimes.

This unfortunate person didn't exactly fall through a hole. The driver was going down I-75 in Florida, apparently struck a guardrail on the left side of the highway and ripped a huge hole in the side of the RV right behind the driver's seat.

It looks as if the rail continued to cut through the side at what is about floor level for much of the length of the RV. FHP reported that the vehicle was still moving after the crash, and the victim was sucked out of the hole caused by the impact.

It's no less tragic for the victim and his loved ones, but it's also a far cry from just falling through a hole in the floor.
Hey ,what about All the RVers who are "Sucked Out" when they try to go through a RR Bridge and tear the Roof Off! There should be a Law/Speed Limit to keep this from happening! Youroo!!
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The first question that comes to mind for me is,,,,,,,"Doug!, how do you keep getting so close to other peoples campers without being caught?"
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