Originally Posted by clutch
A true Scissor jack stabilizer will most likely hold the trailer up. Some stabilizer jacks don't look very sturdy like the electric jacks on our trailer.
That is a very good point. Some of the stabilizing jacks are not as sturdy as the scissor jack style called out in the thread title.
Another very important point is to block the wheels firmly. The the scissor stabilizing jacks are weak in the sideways direction. A shift the wrong way could be a big problem.
As with any lifting or rigging situation some basic knowledge needs to be possessed and applied before going off willy nilly. One rigger that I learned from always stressed that you needed to make certain things were right before any lift. Once a load gets away from you the only safe thing to do is stand back and watch the carnage. vic