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Old 07-27-2020, 11:04 AM   #1
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Adding Lippert Electric Stabilizers

Iíve got a 2017 Jayco Eagle HT I found a heck of a deal on some Lippert Electric Stabilizers to add to it. It has the manual Stabilizers now. Just curious if anyone has done this upgrade and if there is anything to look out for?
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I just got through building manual add on stabilizers to supplement my Lippert electric. The problem I've found with the Lippert units is the way the legs extend, the tops of the legs are near the center line of the trailer. That doesn't make for much stability. Hopefully your experience will be different. Not saying they don't help, but adding 4 corner support and support under the entry step makes the trailer much much more stable.


As far as installing them, the only things I can think of are make sure you use sufficient gauge wire. I believe the motors draw around 15-17 amps under "normal" travel. Make sure to use a self resetting circuit breaker at the battery end of the wire. If the switches didn't come with the stabilizers, make sure you get switches with adequate current support.
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I just got through building manual add on stabilizers to supplement my Lippert electric. The problem I've found with the Lippert units is the way the legs extend, the tops of the legs are near the center line of the trailer. That doesn't make for much stability. Hopefully your experience will be different. Not saying they don't help, but adding 4 corner support and support under the entry step makes the trailer much much more stable.


As far as installing them, the only things I can think of are make sure you use sufficient gauge wire. I believe the motors draw around 15-17 amps under "normal" travel. Make sure to use a self resetting circuit breaker at the battery end of the wire. If the switches didn't come with the stabilizers, make sure you get switches with adequate current support.

Happy thanks for the info. I was wondering how stable they would be. But Iím gonna at least try them. If I need to add more support I definitely will. Just seems like the manual jacks are starting to get some play in them. But as things age and get used it normally happens. They came with everything except butt connectors and wire to run from battery. They were new in the box from an auction place that does liquidations I got both for $220 still canít believe they went that cheap. But thanks again for the great info
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That is a great deal.



I'm not sure why the support point, at least on mine, is so close to the center line of the trailer. Your installation may be different.


I built a stabilizer similar to the valterra, https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-0201.../dp/B001UGJPXQ, to use under the entry step. That made the biggest difference. The fold out step on my trailer acts like a lever and anytime someone goes in our out the whole thing used to rock.



I also built 4 corner stabilizers, similar to these, https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...tml#post433955, but made out of metal to supplement the Lippert stabilizers.



Good luck with the installation. Hopefully shouldn't be too big a job.
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I added a second electric stab just in front of front axle.....and I use a stab motor to power up and down my flagpole.....and converted all 3 to RF controllers.....and with the JT Strong Arms on landing gear and using the Glowsteps with their ground contact legs, this unit is pretty solid,,,,and you can always shorten the legs....
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That is a great deal.



I'm not sure why the support point, at least on mine, is so close to the center line of the trailer. Your installation may be different.


I built a stabilizer similar to the valterra, https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-0201.../dp/B001UGJPXQ, to use under the entry step. That made the biggest difference. The fold out step on my trailer acts like a lever and anytime someone goes in our out the whole thing used to rock.



I also built 4 corner stabilizers, similar to these, https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...tml#post433955, but made out of metal to supplement the Lippert stabilizers.



Good luck with the installation. Hopefully shouldn't be too big a job.

I canít get the attachments to load
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I'm not sure why the links wouldn't work. The links worked for me from a couple of browsers with or without being logged into irv2.


Anyway, the text should be the same as the link. You should be able to copy the text and paste it to a browser location bar:



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https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f32/stabilizer-bars-38556.html#post433955
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I have electric stabilizers, its called a Bosch cordless drill with a Camco adapter stuck in the chuck. Doesn't require any wiring, if the battery goes dead, I change the battery or get out the crank, I can load them up or leave them as lightly loaded as I want.

Only problem I have had is I had one creep down on me and it got bent, I straightened the link that bent (hydraulic press) and replaced a bent bolt (BAL stabilizers, but not the automotive screwjack models). Another one crept down on the return to the same trip, no damage, so I need to come up with a way to pin them or restrain them. Currently I am putting wire ties around them while traveling.

Why do you need electric ones?

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I have electric stabilizers, its called a Bosch cordless drill with a Camco adapter stuck in the chuck. Doesn't require any wiring, if the battery goes dead, I change the battery or get out the crank, I can load them up or leave them as lightly loaded as I want.

Only problem I have had is I had one creep down on me and it got bent, I straightened the link that bent (hydraulic press) and replaced a bent bolt (BAL stabilizers, but not the automotive screwjack models). Another one crept down on the return to the same trip, no damage, so I need to come up with a way to pin them or restrain them. Currently I am putting wire ties around them while traveling.

Why do you need electric ones?

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The only reason I bought them I found a deal. Other wise Iíd just keep the scissor jacks that are on it. And it will help the resale people see so damn lazy anymore!! Honestly the install is pretty easy. All the existing holes match up just run some wire.
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