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Old 05-07-2010, 01:59 PM   #1
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Do Class C people use stabilizers when camping?

We don't have much experience with our Class C we bought 10/2009 but we're going to get some this year for sure. Should I be thiking of stabilizer jacks for a 24ft Class C when we're dry camping?

It seems fairly solid when we're in it but I wonder if most rigs have them for when the wind pics up? We have a 30ft camper with jacks and our old tent camper had them... but not the 2000 Jamboree.

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Old 05-07-2010, 02:11 PM   #2
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I installed scissor-type jacks in the back of my Class C when I had it. Our boys were young at the time, but their jumping around would make the MH rock.

Just DON'T drive off when they are down (yeah did that once...). I solved that problem by keeping the jack wrench on the driver's seat.
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:38 PM   #3
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Hard to get rid of a double post Sorry!

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We don't have much experience with our Class C we bought 10/2009 but we're going to get some this year for sure. Should I be thiking of stabilizer jacks for a 24ft Class C when we're dry camping?

It seems fairly solid when we're in it but I wonder if most rigs have them for when the wind pics up? We have a 30ft camper with jacks and our old tent camper had them... but not the 2000 Jamboree.

Thank for input.
I really don't know much about your rig, ours is a 24 ft and we don't have or use stabilizers. The only 24 footers I'm familiar with are Vanguards and Kodiak's built by Peak mfg.which really are all the same Fiberglass (Heavy, built on Ford Super duty E350 chassis) it would take one hell of a wind to rock them.

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Old 05-07-2010, 09:01 PM   #5
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We had a 30 footer and didn't need them. If you don't have a slide, you should be fine.
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Thanks John and Willie B.... I love the support available on this site. I look forward to when can help someone else! My expertise is more alligned with Jeep Wranglers at this time... a good tow vehicle for sure.
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We have a 30 footer with a small slide. They suggested jacks but I did not buy them. It is only my wife and I. We just got back from our shakedown cruise and I am glad I did not spend the money on jacks. We did not need them.
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I have a 27 ft class C and went through the same deliberation you are now. My dealer said I would not need them with the air bags on the rear springs. He was right on. I have no rocking or swaying at all. It would have been a waste of money. Additionally stabilizers add weight to the rig and deduct from your ccc.
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We had a 31' with one large slide. You could barely notice any movement when parked. I did buy 4 automotive type scissor jacks for extended stays. Since we ended up with 4 crank handles I cut the end off one so a cordless drill could be used on them. It really sped up cranking them up and down. Some wood blocks under them and all 4 set up in no time. In CGs without cement pads we sometimes had to crank them up a little if they wiggled loose from digging in.

Could have easily lived without them and only bothered when staying a week or more but they were pretty cheap to take any bounce out.
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:06 PM   #10
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we always use our jacks. it doesn't rock a lot but, is definitely stable when they are down. my folks have a 30ish foot mini and do not have jacks. my dad is a big guy and really wishes he had them.
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I have four "A" shaped jack pads that came with the used unit we bought. I was thinking when we parked of putting them under the front and back bumpers to stabilize the unit. Must have been what the original owner did as there are two long and two short stands.
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We did not find that much movement in our 98 29ft Fleetwood Tioga, but after a year of usage we did install two scissor jacks at the back as that was where our bed was. We did seem to sleep better when we did that. Never installed any on the front though. We used our battery operated drill to raise and lower the scissor jacks. Much easier.
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We have scissor jacks at the rear of our 22 ft Class C and we use them.
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Our Aspect 29H came with HWH Auto jacks. Would not be without them. Had jacks on all my class A's also.
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