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Old 05-27-2014, 01:25 PM   #1
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Stabilizer jacks

Can I use aluminum stack jacks to keep my motorhome from bouncing when I walk around in it, or can you suggest any other manual products to use?

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Old 05-27-2014, 11:32 PM   #2
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I am replacing my scissor jacks (China 5k) with heavier duty (BAL 7.5k) scissor jacks. Then I am rebuilding my lighter duty scissor jacks and using them in front and behind the axles on my TT.

Think of it this way. RV 35 feet long and stabilizer jacks are probably about 30' apart. RV is designed to ride on the axles and the stabilizer jacks are no where near the axles.

I am not going to bolt or weld the scissor jacks but rather use a flange system to keep them safely on the frame with no slipping. The flange will be on each scissor jack to encompass the RV frame.

To answer your question, I think yes whatever stabilizing system you want to use as long as you snug it up real well to keep the frame from moving.

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Old 05-28-2014, 06:27 PM   #3
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I tried the Camco stack jacks from Walmart and they didn't have enough travel to go from the ground to the bottom of the frame in the rear. Could be fixed by putting the jack on a block I suppose. But I ended up going the easy (expensive?) route by getting a Bigfoot auto leveling system.
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