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Old 07-07-2019, 03:50 PM   #1
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Electric jacks for TT

I am a 63 year old widow who travels alone in my 31 foot travel trailer. The hardest this for me to do is level my trailer and then crank the jacks down. I do use a drill but it is still a lot of bending over. I am considering putting electric leveling jacks on my KZ. Has anyone done this or can it be done
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Yes they can be added. A little costly, about $400. 00 each, then labor. I just rebuilt one of mine. Moved without having all the way up and bent it .
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The "jacks" you currently have are not intended to do any lifting of the trailer, they are stabilizers, to keep it from rocking around, thats all. You level fore and aft with the tongue jack and side to side with one of several methods such as the lynx levelers, or wood blocks or whatever. THEN you put the stabilizers down.

I highly suggest you talk to KZ before you do anything. Many trailer frames are not strong enough to be lifted by the corners with true jacks you would use for leveling. This is commonly done on Motorhomes but they have strong frames and even then, people pop out windshields and such if they twist the motorhome. Cannot imagine what would happen to a trailer if you twisted the frame.

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Old 07-22-2019, 11:25 AM   #5
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The "jacks" you currently have are not intended to do any lifting of the trailer, they are stabilizers, to keep it from rocking around, thats all. You level fore and aft with the tongue jack and side to side with one of several methods such as the lynx levelers, or wood blocks or whatever. THEN you put the stabilizers down.

I highly suggest you talk to KZ before you do anything. Many trailer frames are not strong enough to be lifted by the corners with true jacks you would use for leveling. This is commonly done on Motorhomes but they have strong frames and even then, people pop out windshields and such if they twist the motorhome. Cannot imagine what would happen to a trailer if you twisted the frame.

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I wanted to do the same thing to my TT. I asked the manufacturer and they explicitly said no. It would void any remaining warranties as the frame wasn't designed to handle that kind of torsion.

Instead of asking us I would call your manufacturer and get their answer. Maybe they will say yes your frame can handle it.

It's one of the reasons my next RV will be a 5th wheel.
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She is not asking about installing self leveling jacks, but adding electric stabilizer jacks instead of the manual ones. I doubt this would void any manufacturers warranty. A quick Amazon search for “electric stabilizer jacks” will give you some options.
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She is not asking about installing self leveling jacks, but adding electric stabilizer jacks instead of the manual ones. I doubt this would void any manufacturers warranty. A quick Amazon search for “electric stabilizer jacks” will give you some options.
I can invalidate that statement because I made a call to my manufacturer when I was looking at the same system. They clearly stated that if you modify the stabilizers from what came from the factory it voids the frame warranty.

YMMV depending on your manufacturer and all it takes is a phone call to find out. Not knowing for certain won't stop them from voiding the warranty. Personally I don't see a problem with it and if the frame warranty has already expired then it might be worth investigating. I would take it to a reputable RV service shop and get their opinion. No one here can do anything but speculate unless they own the same TT and have installed the same system.
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