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Old 04-04-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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Need help deciding on jacks

Don't want to beat a dead horse but haven't found any current threads for my question. Tomorrow I am looking at and maybe buying scissor jacks for a 2012 24' Four Winds class C. However, I am getting different opinions re: the use of the jacks. An RV'ing friend of mine and also a top notch mechanic said you can level with them but most of everyone on older threads here said not to use them to level. So, do you need them for stabilization only and also get the leveling blocks for leveling or forget the jacks and just get the leveling blocks? We are newbies and need the info fairly quickly. Thanks for all your help!!

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Old 04-04-2013, 06:16 PM   #2
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Had 2 rigs we leveled with 2x12 boards. Plenty good enough.

Scissors would stabilize it a bit. Only King Kong is strong enough to level using them.

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Old 04-04-2013, 06:24 PM   #3
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IMHO scissors do a pretty good job of stabilizing a class c. One down side is they do take a little time to extend even if you use a drill set up. That made me seldom use them for overnight stops. We always used blocks for leveling.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:02 PM   #4
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Blocks to level, jacks to stabilize, use like an 18v drill and they will extend/retract quickly. No matter what you have, the rig will still vibrate when people move around.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:07 PM   #5
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Agreed - Blocks to level and scissor to stabilize. I have 2 on the frame behind my duals. I level using lyncs levelers and then stabilize. Mine is 26' and have no bounce. If you want the ease of not having to use blocks then you need a leveling system. About $3000 or so.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:58 AM   #6
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Thanks you guys. Got 2 sets (front and back) at Camping World and 2 sets of leveling blocks from Amazon. Thanks for your help!! Ready to roll---
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Dumb question from a newbie

OK, this is a dumb newbie who doesn't yet have an RV, but is looking to eventually get a B+. What is wrong with using bottle jacks (1Duralast/12 Ton bottle jack (80313T) | Jack | AutoZone.com) to level an RV? I'm sure the answer should be obvious, but it's not obvious to me.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:32 PM   #8
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Putting them out and storing them again. Heavy. Takes long time to deploy. Possibility of slipping off of them.
If you have them they are usable. But scissors with a drill will be done before you finish setting bottles out.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:11 PM   #9
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Don't scissors come on the rigs now from the factory. It has been years since owning a Class C, looking to get back into it for retirement.
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Don't scissors come on the rigs now from the factory. It has been years since owning a Class C, looking to get back into it for retirement.
Our '97 Type C didn't have them. We added them.
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I hope everyone can open this site. This looks like an easy way to level a RV. I would consider 2x10 as the 2x8 is really 7 1/2 and there is some tire overhang

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