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Old 06-03-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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Scissor jack

Maybe someone has had this problem. My dad took his camper out for the first time this weekend and his jacks kept going down on all four corners. Anybody know how to fix this. Thanks for your help
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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They were going down while traveling I presume.
Tighten them in the up position so they bind or stick up. I kept scissor jacks well greased and never had them come down while traveling.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:12 PM   #3
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Sorry I didn't make it clear. When he's parked and the jacks are down they work loose just walking around in the camper.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:16 PM   #4
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Well now... That's completely different!

Never heard of it. Maybe tighten them more - put more pressure on them.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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Yep, sounds like they need to be put down a little more firmly. They should be taking some weight, but not lifting the tires.
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My jacks will "unwind" when I put them down firmly. I have cleaned the grease from them to try to get them to stay down,but they still unwind! This maybe a pretty common problem as they still need lubrication to control corrosion.....Ideas ??
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I would be interested in the time it takes to unwind them. I set mine down on a block of wood, to eliminate settling in the ground. I also give them a little more twist, to relieve the pressure the trailer has on the springs. As was stated above don't lift the wheels off of the ground, just notice the trailer lifting a bit.
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When I put them down and pull the wrench off of them, I can watch them immediatly unwind. My trailer sits kind of high, maybe I need to put blocks under them.
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I've never heard of this issue before, but that just isn't working right. ALL jacks are doing that? Sounds like someone put an inappropriate lube on them. May need new jacks?
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The four corner jacks on my trailer loosen up over time. When you walk back and forth through the length of the trailer it "rocks". What I do now is set the front frame of the trailer down on 6 ton stands I purchased from Pep Boys and place small screw jacks on each side of the frame in the back. The trailer sits firm and does not move.
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Thanks for all your help for now he going to live with it
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:30 PM   #12
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Unhappy Help! Unwinding scissor jack!

I have four new BAL 5000# scissor jacks on a 19 foot TT. One of these jacks unwind no mater how much, or how little weight I put on it, as soon as I remove the handle it unscrews... Please any help anyone??
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I have four new BAL 5000# scissor jacks on a 19 foot TT. One of these jacks unwind no mater how much, or how little weight I put on it, as soon as I remove the handle it unscrews... Please any help anyone??
I have taken my scissor jacks apart to paint them & the bolts that act like hinges might need tightening a bit more. They have a nylock nut on one end of the cap screw! Just use a wrench on both ends & tighten them down & see if that doesn't take care of your unwinding! I don't know of any other place that you could adjust them. I have a problem with the clip that holds the washers in place on one end breaking so be careful not to wind them up to tight when putting them up! I am pretty sure that is why mine have snapped. Hope this has helped you!
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