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Old 08-17-2017, 07:49 AM   #1
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Power stabilizers

I just purchased a 2017 forest river wildwood with power stabilizer jacks. My question is this. Would it cause any issues if I bolted the jack pads made out of 12" by 12" by 1" thick plastic stock to the jack? This way when I lower the jacks I wouldn't have to put blocks under them. There is plenty of clearance. Has anybody done this before?
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Unless you are sitting in mud or sand I wouldn't see where it is necessary to put a block under them anyway. I think a lot of folks who are hand-cranking theirs down use a block so they don't have to crank as far. But with the power stabilizers, you're just mashing a button. If your on concrete or gravel, put them on the ground.
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I plan on doing just that. As one person stated they should not be required. But I like the wider pad for less ground pressure and more stability.
Where did you get your pads?
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My pads are scraps from materials used at my job. You could use regular pads like you get at camp stores just drill holes and bolt them on.
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Thats a fair amount of weight suspended from those jacks that will be subject to dynamic forces as you travel, which may cause some stresses not orignally designed into them by the factory engineers. Besides that when you position the trailer in a sloped site you may find the clearance quickly disappears, seen several rear jacks bent with the owner insisting they lifted them before moving.
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