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Old 01-21-2016, 12:21 PM   #11
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I would avoid electric stabilizers for the reasons others have stated; they go bad.

My daughter has the job of running the scissor jacks down. Giving her a drill WAS a bad idea, thought she was going to break her wrist as the trailer lifted.

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Old 01-21-2016, 12:33 PM   #12
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If/when my electric stabs ever fail, they will promptly be replaced with a set of robust scissor jacks. If I haven't done so already, at that time I'll install at least one more set either in front of or behind the axles (for a total of at least 6 stabs) to improve stability. But then my trailer is a 33ft travel trailer, not a hybrid; I get some pretty good wiggle in the middle.

The electric stabs are nice in some ways, but they're electric, I can't seem to keep them lubricated properly, which makes them noisy, and they're SLOW to deploy.


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Old 01-21-2016, 02:57 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Seann45 View Post
and if you need power then use an electric drill to run them up and down
X3 on the drill. I bought a cheap cordless drill from Harbor Freight at one of their sidewalk sales for $16. I've used it for 3 seasons and it works great. Seconds to drop or raise the stabilizers.

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