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Old 09-28-2016, 07:05 PM   #11
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Our rear leveling jacks also sit very low on our 377RLBH, maybe even lower than what you say yours are running. I have my hitch as low as it can go also to bring the back up, but sit dangerously close to the bed sides now as a result. I had an issue backing ours into a spot that had a 3" curb in front of it (was supposed to be a sidewalk, was more like a chock! Dumb idea at this campground...) We had to remove the pads off the bottom of the jacks to give us the extra inch or so, but still bottomed out a little coming over that ledge! It is uncomfortably close to the ground, and like said before, we also worry about hitting something while towing. I honestly think it'd bottom out on the road if we hit a moderately sized pothole!

My RV has been at the dealer for warranty issues more than at the house, and quite honestly, I forgot to mention this one to them. I suppose on my next visit there...
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I'd like to see some pictures of how low these really are.
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We are definitely going to have to get them to replace the one bracket that got bent when we bottomed out. The jack seems ok, it does work.

Does anyone have any idea what might be an expected cost to repair/replace the brackets (on the rig, and the one on the stabilizer) on these? I'd really like not to have to buy a set of new stabilizers.

At this point, the only solution I can see is to dismount the rear stabilizers and remove them while traveling, then re-moutn them when we arrive. A pain in the butt, since there are 6 largish bolts on each one, but it beats destroying a jack (or two).
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We are definitely going to have to get them to replace the one bracket that got bent when we bottomed out. The jack seems ok, it does work.

Does anyone have any idea what might be an expected cost to repair/replace the brackets (on the rig, and the one on the stabilizer) on these? I'd really like not to have to buy a set of new stabilizers.

At this point, the only solution I can see is to dismount the rear stabilizers and remove them while traveling, then re-moutn them when we arrive. A pain in the butt, since there are 6 largish bolts on each one, but it beats destroying a jack (or two).
I would hope the brackets are reasonably priced, though the entire system is an expensive option elsewhere. It was standard on our North Points, but runs in the neighborhood of $3500 as an option in the aftermarket circles.

As for removing the stabilizers, that's too much like work! There has to be an alternative! For the time being, are you removing the pads from the stabilizers? That'll get you a little extra clearance.
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I'd like to see some pictures of how low these really are.
I'm heading to the dealer to check on warranty issues Friday. If someone hasn't beaten my to it, I'll get a couple pics and post them with something there for dimensional reference. There might be 7" of clearance, but with a rig 42 feet long, any slope at all at your TV and they start rubbing the ground. I have no idea whatsoever what will happen if/when going over some of the steeper railroad crossings. Its THAT bad!
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LOL, it may be work, but it beats replacing the jacks.

We live on a dirt road, and it has a pretty wicked hill in the middle. Coming home with the rig the first time was a bit nerve wracking, but we got in (and back out again a few days later).

But one place we go twice a year has level parking, but the roads in and out are bumpy dirt roads, and we're worried. I'm already lobbying my hubby for us to dismount the stabilizers on the way in and out. It's a pain, but for now, it's what we have.

This is our last trip of the season, so it will give us until February to figure out what to do.
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LOL, it may be work, but it beats replacing the jacks.

We live on a dirt road, and it has a pretty wicked hill in the middle. Coming home with the rig the first time was a bit nerve wracking, but we got in (and back out again a few days later).

But one place we go twice a year has level parking, but the roads in and out are bumpy dirt roads, and we're worried. I'm already lobbying my hubby for us to dismount the stabilizers on the way in and out. It's a pain, but for now, it's what we have.

This is our last trip of the season, so it will give us until February to figure out what to do.
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LOL, it may be work, but it beats replacing the jacks.

We live on a dirt road, and it has a pretty wicked hill in the middle. Coming home with the rig the first time was a bit nerve wracking, but we got in (and back out again a few days later).

But one place we go twice a year has level parking, but the roads in and out are bumpy dirt roads, and we're worried. I'm already lobbying my hubby for us to dismount the stabilizers on the way in and out. It's a pain, but for now, it's what we have.

This is our last trip of the season, so it will give us until February to figure out what to do.

Please keep us informed! I'm very interested in not only your repair, but also what kind of long term solution you can come up with!
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It sounds like for your use you should remove the system and replace it with conventional stabilizers. Mounting and dismounting that system on a regular basis would become tiresome very quickly.

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Old 09-29-2016, 11:03 AM   #20
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That is something we're looking into, are there kits available for, for example, a spring over axle conversion? (From my husband, who is the truck expert). Also, we're wondering if that would impact warranty.

Can you measure the clearance from the ground to the plate on your jacks?
Mine are low too, but don't think they are too low.......
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