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Old 06-01-2018, 02:09 AM   #21
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This works great for me.

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I've gotten spoiled with my electric tongue jack!
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Old 06-01-2018, 02:13 AM   #22
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After you unhitch from tow vehicle you can level and put down your 4 - 6 stabilizers/jacks, then you can relieve the weight on the tongue jack. With the stabilizer jacks down it doesn't matter if it has any weight on it or not.
This way you can remove the tongue jack to deter theft or just leave it in place while parked in camp or at home... only removing just for travel and leaving tailgate down.
I would never use only the two front stabilizer jacks to hold up my trailer! That's not what they're designed to do. They're designed to stabilize a trailer that has its tongue jack deployed. Take away the tongue jack and they'll collapse.
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Old 06-01-2018, 11:58 AM   #23
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Oh yes quite a few people have rotated their power jacks around to the next hole. Easy if they match up. No rule says it has to face forward with buttons.
Especially considering that one rarely stands directly in front of the coupler to operate the jack anyway. Rotate it to the side you normally stand on and it will be pointing right at you. Only downside would be if you want the light to shine on both sides, perhaps to keep people from bumping into tongue in the middle of the night. I have yet to turn my lite on.
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:59 PM   #24
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OK so you don't have to remove it when parked. My electric stabilizers won't collapse or retract until engaged. I do leave my tongue jack down, but my leveler/stabilizers are what keeps us level and solid. Tongue jack is only extra support. It was just an option being offered in my opinion as well as the manf who talks about it.
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:48 AM   #25
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OK so you don't have to remove it when parked. My electric stabilizers won't collapse or retract until engaged. I do leave my tongue jack down, but my leveler/stabilizers are what keeps us level and solid. Tongue jack is only extra support. It was just an option being offered in my opinion as well as the manf who talks about it.
Tongue jack is the support. The stabilizers are designed for just that, not supporting the camper.
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