Originally Posted by cwsqbm
My setup routine:
(1)to level the trailer, and then lower the nose some. I have a manual jack so I go down 15~20 revolutions.
(2) I put the rear jacks down snug.
(3) I then raise it up until its level.
(4) I then raise it more (about ~7 revolutions) and put the front jacks down.
(5) I lower the front until most of the weight is off the tongue jack and check the level.
Doing this usually gives me a inch or so more gap between the tires and fender as an indicator of how much weight is off the tires.
Depending on your frame this can be a damaging idea. Many frames, especially lightweight trailers are NOT strong enough to support weight by the corners. You can bend your frame putting any significant weight on the stabilizers. They are not intended to bear significant weight. Stabilizers are intended to be snug, but not weight bearing.
2015 Coachmen Freedom Express 292BHDS Blue Ox WDH
2015 RAM 1500 4X2 CrewCab, 5'7'' bed, 3.93 gears, 5.7L 8-speed VVT, Payload 1608, Max tow 10,400