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Old 09-30-2016, 06:53 PM   #11
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I also think the remote is a waste. When the stabilizer is raised up you have to attend closely to it; if you crank it up past the limit of travel, the "clutch" slips and can eventually fail. The switch is simpler and assures that you are at least close to the stabilizer as you are activating it.
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:55 PM   #12
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I also think the remote is a waste. When the stabilizer is raised up you have to attend closely to it; if you crank it up past the limit of travel, the "clutch" slips and can eventually fail. The switch is simpler and assures that you are at least close to the stabilizer as you are activating it.
My stabilizers have an inline breaker that trips when you raise it all the way and hold it there. No clutches either. What kind of stabilizers do you have? Mine are Lippert.
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The electric stabilizers are self adjusting, when one side stops [if off level] the other continues until it reaches it's stopping point. We've had 'em for 4 years now and I like them. If the motor ever fails you can crank them down manually just like any other stabilizer. Tool is provided.
So one motor drives them both. I "think" that means there is a pivot point in the middle of the assembly that allows the trailer to wiggle side-to-side. Is that accurate? I want the convenience but only if the trailer is as steady as it would be with separate, independent jacks.
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:12 PM   #14
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So one motor drives them both. I "think" that means there is a pivot point in the middle of the assembly that allows the trailer to wiggle side-to-side. Is that accurate? I want the convenience but only if the trailer is as steady as it would be with separate, independent jacks.
We ordered our TT with the elec stabilizers. They use 1 motor and lower 1 at a time until hitting the ground. They are not very stable in my opinion. I've tried x-chocks that seem to help a bit, but we still get a lot of movement. If I had it to do over again, I would go with the manual scissor type jacks. I would think they would have less movement in them when extended. Just my .02 cents.
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We have the power Stabilizers on the trailer. It came with them as our dealer orders well equipped RV's for stock. You can run manual ones down a lot faster, but I like the power options. BIL snapped a motor off of his TT and found out that the motor is over 400.00 Canadian to replace... the motor drives a single screw to lower both sides. The will go down independently to self level on uneven train. I have not dug in to the mechanism to find out what makes them tick, but lubrication of the screw is essential to smooth operation. An extra pair of screw Jacks is planned for in front of the axles to add additional stability. So far after 2 years there have been no problems with them. We are just loving the 28BHBE.
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This is what I have. There is no middle pivot point. It is a very stable system.

Only problem I had was the rubber seal deteriorated where the power wires go in the motor. Easily fixed with liquid tape. I always use blocks under them to reduce the amount of travel which makes them even more stable. IK'll add a picture when it gets daylight.

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This is what I have. There is no middle pivot point. It is a very stable system.

Only problem I had was the rubber seal deteriorated where the power wires go in the motor. Easily fixed with liquid tape. I always use blocks under them to reduce the amount of travel which makes them even more stable. IK'll add a picture when it gets daylight.

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So no pivot point - that's good. With manual jacks you can put just enough tension on them to steady the trailer without actually lifting the trailer frame. Do you feel like they electric jacks exert enough downward force to make the trailer steady? And does yours allow the pads to have different extension distance for account for uneven ground?
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I made these blocks to reduce the travel, light weight, sturdy and versatile. They can stand as pictured or lay on their side. The less travel the more stable.

We have no complaints with their ability to stabilize the rig.


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Ours are Lippert as well. I think their very stable. A lot of people add something like JTStrongarm or Steadyfast systems to their trailers for additional movement reduction. Fact is unless you take the wheels off and put it up on blocks, you're always gonna have some movement.
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My stabilizers have an inline breaker that trips when you raise it all the way and hold it there. No clutches either. What kind of stabilizers do you have? Mine are Lippert.
Mine are Lippert. I had to replace the motor due to the gearing being stripped; a small spline on the end of the motor shaft turned a small gear. That small spline getting ground up was the "clutch". We are now very careful not not to over crank the stabilizer, either up or down. And, the splines on the new motor are re-designed to be beefier.
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