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Old 01-05-2018, 10:03 AM   #1
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Stabilizer Jacks?

I am looking for stabilizer jacks that fit into a receiver. I have searched but maybe I am not using the correct terms.Anybody have suggestions?
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I'd think any jack could be used under the receiver, but not sure how much it would stabilize the RV. Also, the receiver isn't designed to be a major jacking point for the weight of an RV, I'd be careful of lifting too much, it might cause other issues.
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I'd think any jack could be used under the receiver, but not sure how much it would stabilize the RV. Also, the receiver isn't designed to be a major jacking point for the weight of an RV, I'd be careful of lifting too much, it might cause other issues.
They at are all 4 corners of the RV. I asked the guy selling it and he told me it was for the jacks. Not sure what else they would be used for.
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Looking at the picture I see what you mean. What's brand and model of coach I'd search by that. Depending on year they may not be avail and have to make a set, if you can weld should be pretty easy. 4 trailer jacks welded to piece that will fit in the receivers
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Looking at the picture I see what you mean. What's brand and model of coach I'd search by that. Depending on year they may not be avail and have to make a set, if you can weld should be pretty easy. 4 trailer jacks welded to piece that will fit in the receivers
My thoughts also. Use trailer jacks and weld or clamp bar stock to the tops. You could just get four low cost hydraulic or scissor jacks and place them under the receivers to stop the coach from bouncing on the suspension.

Never seen a Tiffin Allegro with the set up or for that matter any coach or towable so I suspect you have a prior owner alteration and very unlikely something off the shelf with no mods required is available. At least not at a reasonable price.

Nice looking coach.
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Very likely custom built and installed jacking system. I'd only use them for stabilizing, not leveling, or you could crack a windshield or pop it out of place.
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You might be able to use a drop down receiver ball mount and bolt or weld scissor jacks to the hitch mount. I've never seen a set up like that before.



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Jacks? :blink:

I have been watching this thread and have this to add.

I have never seen a receiver that would tolerate the obvious weight.

I would give this all due consideration.
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Thank you all for your input. I have searched everywhere and have found nothing. I knew this group would point me in the right direction.
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I bought these swing down jacks, https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-pack-Swin...5R-8pd&vxp=mtr, and used 1/4" SST screws (https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-5-C...Screws/3012379) to attach them to my reciever. I like these because they fold out of the way when not in use. Since they are only being used for stabilization, not weight bearing, they work excellent for that. The force needed to provide stabilization is less than 750 lbs.
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I bought these swing down jacks, https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-pack-Swin...5R-8pd&vxp=mtr, and used 1/4" SST screws (https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-5-C...Screws/3012379) to attach them to my reciever. I like these because they fold out of the way when not in use. Since they are only being used for stabilization, not weight bearing, they work excellent for that. The force needed to provide stabilization is less than 750 lbs.
A Class III hitch, if not a weight distributing hitch, is only rated for up to 600 lbs. tongue weight. I'd be very careful about using welded on receivers as jack points at the corners of an RV frame. The potential for damage would be very high if too much force was put on the receiver, or if you suffered a flat tire while the RV was 'stabilized' by the jack.
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Haven't had an issue in 4 years of camping. I have TPMS as well to monitor my tires, but as long as you maintain your tires should not be an issue. I wouldn't use these if I was going to park my rig for months, years, or permanent. But for typical camping configuration works great.
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