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Old 06-20-2015, 05:49 PM   #1
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New To RVing -Jayco 28BHBE - Hello from Oklahoma

Hello, and thank you for all the great advice we have found over the past two weeks. We learned some valuable information that for first timers, saved us some possible big mistakes. We just left the dealership as new RV owners today and so far, have one question (with many more to come as the days go by); the model we bought is not equipped with power stabilizers. Is it worth buying or can we survive doing individual adjustments for leveling?

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Old 06-20-2015, 05:52 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Cranking down the manual jacks is no big deal, I get my sons to do it for me though and they are eager to help. You can also get an adapter for a drill and crank them down that way if you wish. I will also add that most of the leveling is done with blocks under the wheels and the power tongue jack, not with the stabilizers.


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Old 06-20-2015, 05:52 PM   #3
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Welcome to the JOF and congrats on the new TT! Lots (most)? of us have survived manual leveling for a long time, but it is yours. Do as you wish. 😁
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Old 06-20-2015, 05:53 PM   #4
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My DH is responsible for setting everything up so this is just what he's told me.

You can use a drill to set the stabilizers quickly. We'll probably purchase the necessary drill attachment soon for convenience but he doesn't seem to mind cranking them by hand.

The electric tongue jack on the other hand - that's already on his list for Santa...

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Old 06-20-2015, 06:09 PM   #5
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Congrats and welcome from Colorado

I have had both. manual on the original TT and now electric on the new 5er. Don't know that I would have bought electric ones specifically, but they are nice
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Old 06-20-2015, 07:00 PM   #6
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Congrats on new rig and welcome to the forum
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Old 06-20-2015, 07:07 PM   #7
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Agree with electric tongue jack is very nice, Manual vs. electric for stabilizers is no big deal either way. If I didn't have electric stabilizers I would not add them, I'd just go with the drill adapter.
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:12 PM   #8
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I have manual stabilizers but did get an adapter to use a socket for my drill to raise and lower. Cost only a few dollars so I would go that route. Besides the expense, you would have to run all the wiring too I would think. Too much effort for me.
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:21 PM   #9
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Stay manual, it takes seconds to do.. Keep in mind, they are STABILIZERS NOT LEVELERS. Only level your trailer with blocks under you tires( for side to side) and your tongue jack for front to back..
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:12 AM   #10
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Congradulations and welcome. Save the money, keep the manual stabilizers. One more feature like that is one more thing to break. We've had auto levelers on motorhomes and a fifth wheel, and here we are again leveling and stabilizing old school, and prefer it that way. Manual leveling and stabilizing never fails. Simple is better sometimes.

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