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Old 08-02-2014, 10:05 AM   #1
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Stabilizer jacks won't stay down

I'm trying to set up our jay flight and when I put down the manual supports and try and put pressure on them they unwind themselves not giving the trailer any support. I don't see any adjustments on them other then tightening the bolts where it pivots. Any idea what is wrong with them. The trailer bounces around when they back off and people walk around.
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:28 AM   #2
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Are they actually 'unscrewing' or is the jack settling into soft ground a little bit?
I always put wood blocks under the jack pads to increase the surface area on the ground and a provide firmer footing for the jack.
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:45 AM   #3
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I never herd of that problem before.
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:49 AM   #4
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I'm trying to set up our jay flight and when I put down the manual supports and try and put pressure on them they unwind themselves not giving the trailer any support. I don't see any adjustments on them other then tightening the bolts where it pivots. Any idea what is wrong with them. The trailer bounces around when they back off and people walk around.
Almost sounds like your not putting enough pressure on them
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:38 AM   #5
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As a total newbie with just 2 trips under my belt, I've noticed the stabilizers need adjusting a day or 2 after set-up. Just assumed it was from settling of the TT. I've not noticed any immediate "unwinding", but wasn't exactly watching for it either.
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:28 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=Pappy;221396]As a total newbie with just 2 trips under my belt, I've noticed the stabilizers need adjusting a day or 2 after set-up.

This is true! I do make slight adjustments during my stay.
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:46 PM   #7
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Yes they are unwinding. I put them up and when I pull off the wrench I can watch them unscrew. The more you walk around the trailer a bit and go back out they are only finger tight. Seems like there is too much
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Yes they are unwinding. I put them up and when I pull off the wrench I can watch them unscrew. The more you walk around the trailer a bit and go back out they are only finger tight. Seems like there is too much play in the screw part.
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:55 PM   #9
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Time and a little rust on the threads will stop them from unwinding on their own.
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Old 08-02-2014, 04:15 PM   #10
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I had that problem with a couple of jacks on my TT right after I lubed them. Time and rust cured the problem.

You might try more or less blocks under the jacks to see if higher or lower makes a difference. Or just throw some dust on the screws to add friction (that was a joke, sort of, but it would probably help)
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