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Old 06-15-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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How much to tighten elec. stab. jacks?

Pls forgive if this turns out to be a repost of what I tried this am. Am having so much trouble with the crappy wifi at the cg here plus the wimpy little laptop.

My question is, with electric stabilizer jacks (recently new to us), how much force should you put on them when setting up? A little bit snug, medium snug or really snug?

Our frame flexes a lot (another story) and the frame seems to flex more than I think is appropriate when I "wind up" the jacks on the snugger side. Not sure if I have ever seen this mentioned anywhere before so what do others do?

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Old 06-15-2013, 08:01 PM   #2
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I'd say a little bit. They aren't meant to level the unit, just to keep it from bouncing.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:19 PM   #3
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make sure your unit in as level as you can get it with wood or plastic blocks then with your electric jacks just enough pressure on them to help stabalize the unit. use blocks to make sure the legs hit the ground and or blocks at about the same time as they are not jacks. if you use them as jacks you take the weight off the wheels and this will cause more movement of the unit. any unit will move some as they have no foundation like a stick home does.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:56 AM   #4
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Stabilizers are more 'stable' the less they are extended--use wood blocks under them to keep the extension at a minimum. That should help with the movement. As mentioned, get the trailer level side-side before using the stabilizers/tongue jack.
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Thx,

Just a little snug is what I thought. Just our dog walking on the floor makes an annoying bounce. I haven't tried a bottle near the wheels yet, but I'm sure that you help a lot.

I don't want to make our frame flex into a U shape by tightening the jacks too much. I like wingnut's idea. Our trailer is a little on the higher side off the ground than the average ones (I think). Blocks under the stab. jacks would have to be about 18" or so off the ground. Perhaps some car jack stands would work if I modified the top of them.

Winding the jacks down now seems to take forever and some blocks or jack stands under the pads would help this.
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Thx,

Perhaps some car jack stands would work if I modified the top of them.
It seems the wider base on a jack stand would make a better stabilizer.
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We purchased the X-Chocks and put in between the dual wheels. It really make and incredible differences.
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