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Old 08-23-2015, 12:43 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Bassdogs View Post
Dealer did exactly that when I picked up my W Hawk after some service work. Front jack wouldn't lift high enough to hook up to my 3/4 ton so he set the corner legs before raising the front jack high enough to insert the 5x5 block. He then raised the tongue jack and retracted the corner legs. TT was connected and I was on my way in 5 mins.

I ask about the safety of this procedure, and he said it is standard procedure for moving units on the lot. Not a good idea to leave the TT supported in this fashion for any length of time or to try to actually lift the unit with the corner jacks. Holding it in place for a few seconds while inserting the lifting block to the front jack is not a problem.
When I picked up my Eagle new from the dealer during the first hitch-up the tongue jack would not go high enough to clear the ball. The technician came out with two very large cast iron jack stands. He put them under each side of the trailer A-frame and lowered the trailer onto the stands so he could adjust the electric tongue jack. I have the electric stabilizers and he told me never put all of the weight on the electric stabilizers.


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Old 08-23-2015, 02:00 PM   #12
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Scissor jacks YES stab jacks NO

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Old 08-23-2015, 03:10 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by dangerdave View Post
I had the same thought about lateral force. If one of those gave way and the trailer came down you'd have a lot of damage.
We have had our TT knocked of the front support blocks when someone in the storage yard backed into it. The post of the jack was driven straight into the ground. There was no damage at all, but I needed to jack the trailer up, fill the hole and re-block it. I used the F-150's jack to lift it.

Our 25Z has 700# of tongue weight. Maybe the stabilizers would hold 350# each, but I never intend to find out.

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Old 08-23-2015, 03:29 PM   #14
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Agree with the scissor jacks versus the electric jacks. Those electric jacks don't look very stable or substantial to me. I would much rather have the scissor jacks.
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:40 PM   #15
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I have done this on a couple occasions when I needed another block under the tongue jack to level the trailer.

But we had the BAL scissor jacks at the time, on an '87 Yellowstone, and an '01 Dutchmen. Not sure how the scissor jacks are on the new trailers, or their weight capacity.

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