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Old 01-09-2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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Stabilizing jacks

I could use some opinions. Our Jayco Swift travel trailer came with stabilizing jacks on the rear but didnít come with any on the front.

They are BAL light trailer stabilizing jacks, they are made about like the C series jacks, it would take a little bit of work to install this kind of jack on the front, do to the way the frame is made.

My question is, are the scissor type jacks more stable than the type of jacks that came on the travel trailer? If they are I may put them on the front and rear.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:31 PM   #2
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I had scissor jacks on my TT and it was solid as a rock. Didn't move at all, even in the wind or people entering/exiting the cabin. Just like being in a stix 'n brix. Really recommend. Not to mention I used my cordless drill to raise and lower. It is a 9.0V Craftsman and raises and lowers the jacks in about two seconds.

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Just wanted to say thinks to every one for your help.

I got under the trailer today, I donít think there is enough ground clearance for the scissor jacks. I found telescopic stabilizing jacks made by BAL that I think will work.
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Silly question but can u use the tong jack in the front like a 3 legged table?
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Silly question but can u use the tong jack in the front like a 3 legged table?
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Or does the frame flex from side to side in the front.
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Or does the frame flex from side to side in the front.
I'm not sure if the frame is flexing, but the trailer rocks from side to side in the front when you walk around in it.
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There is a king of jack that can support very heavy loads A version of it is used to stablize houses in fact. This jack is either a tripod or square based pyramid shape with a screw down the center, Remove the screw and you can stack them. They also make one with a round "Bottle" type base. Like this one: SOUTHERN-TOOL.COM: Jet Screw Jacks

They come in assorted sizes (both height and weight capacity) and are very very reliable, Also, relative low cost.

make sure however, you have a proper "Support" point under the trailer.

NOTE: Found that company with a google search, Know nothing about them save part of what you see on that page (did not even read the whole page)
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