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Old 06-18-2014, 10:15 PM   #1
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Stabilizer Jacks

Please give me the pros and cons of scissor jacks or the one piece jacks that go down at a 45* ? angle. I am talking manual one Not electric. I will be also using JT's stabilizer rods to go with them. David
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:05 AM   #2
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the scissor jack style will work with the JT's just not a well as the BAL "C" series type of jack. The "BAL style will be much more stable, less wiggling especially with the JT stabilizers, you will love them stabilizer bars from JT's. Only thing better is pulling the wheels and puttin her on blocks. They triangulate in both directions, scissors only triangulate with the JT's bars.
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Here's my problem. I already have the "C" style jacks, and a lot of "wiggle". In order to install a rear hitch I need to move the rear jack forward. When I do that I now have no x member to support the jack in it's new position. I could make one. The second issue is I have no "pads" on the end on my jacks. I could add them which would give me a place to bolt the JT's to as I currently have nothing, but that only gives me 1 bolt. On the end of the TT that uses 2 JT's I need 2 bolts. The thought was to change to scissor jacks to make it easier all around.
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I assume the reason scissor jacks are not in most small popups is that the scissor jacks are heavier and require more ground clearance
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In my case ground clearance is not an issue. My back bumper is about 24" off the ground. The "C" style seems to be a more expensive option at the parts dept. Question is it better?
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Shad,
You already have the "C" style? That is what I would use, the manufacturer should have a cross member that joins the two together. It i used in situations where there isn't a crossmember on the trailer for mounting to.

Look here: BAL - Innovative Products for the RV Industry
Bottom of page, channel and feet for your existing jacks
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