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Old 09-09-2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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Scissor jacks

Are scissor jacks used more as stabilizing or leveling tools?
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:55 AM   #2
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DrOcean:

Ya know, since we only have a MH I guess I don't really know, but watching and talking with folks having rigs with scissor jacks, I'm pretty sure they are primarily for stabalizing the rig once parked, .........although I do see some owners monitoring various bubble levels attached to their units as they crank on the scissor jack so maybe the right answer is...scissor jacks are meant for BOTH functions.

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Scissor jacks are used for stabling your rv. Manufacturers say never use scissor jacks to raise the rv. Could cause damage to them. Level side to side by adding boards or ramps under the low side. Use the tongue jack level front to back. Than lower scissor jacks and tighten the enough but not lift the rv.

Hope this helps.
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Few of the scissor jacks found on RVs are strong enough to level it and most say so on their original packaging (which the owner rarely sees). Strictly for stabilizing.
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Thanks for that info everyone. That'll help next time I go out.
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I use scissor jacks on my class A mainly for stability but I also raise and lower up to 2" for leveling. Mine are placed on the same frame as would be levelers.
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Few of the scissor jacks found on RVs are strong enough to level it and most say so on their original packaging (which the owner rarely sees). Strictly for stabilizing.
Agree. On my last 5th wheel, the scissor jacks would bend before they would lift anything.
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Depends on the jack, but the kind used on most trailers are STABLIZER jacks, not designed for lifting.

They make them that can lift too, but those are way, way, heavier.
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