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Old 08-11-2016, 12:03 PM   #11
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Check the screws holding the stabilizers to the frame. There's not supposed to be any slop there.
Ha, that seems so obvious, not sure why I hadn't thought to look at the mounting bolts. As soon as I get back from India and grab the trailer, I'm going to do exactly that. Thanks!

On topic -- what dry lubricant works best? Graphite?
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The front and/or back on RV's are stabilizers let not call them Scissor Jacks which create confusion. Yes they look like a Scissor Jack but they aren't!
Teflon liquid spray is another lubricant source which not attract dirt.
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:03 PM   #14
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The front and/or back on RV's are stabilizers let not call them Scissor Jacks which create confusion. Yes they look like a Scissor Jack but they aren't!
Teflon liquid spray is another lubricant source which not attract dirt.
I'll argue that they are, in fact "Scissor Jacks". By design and construction.

However, I will personally slap anyone upside the head when they try to lift/level their RV with them.

"Stabilizers" is my preferred tem too, since the frame will bend if you try to use them as jacks.
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Agree, another mis-used term by everyone and used interchangeably. I like Stablizer jack but often use the other term.

Very confusing, like tv and TV.

This thread may help some with questions. If you want to update the list in post#1 just post it and we will add it in.

http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f2...ms-2676-3.html
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Mine are electric and don't bind, but the rear ones scream like crazy. I've tried several lubricants, but they all just quiet them down about halfway until next time. I've never lifted the tongue with them down, and it was a special order, so not likely the guy at the dealership did something.
Exact same situation on my trailer. I've used every lubricant mentioned in this thread and have had no luck. They're LOUD. But they work just fine.

I'm thinking I will clean them off REALLY good and then try teflon or graphite again...
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I don't recommend any wet lubricants, such as greas or oil. Once or twice a year I spray on triflow a dry Teflon based lube. You could also try a spray wax for bike chains.
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Thanks for the tip to use a dry lubricant. I will change over.

I had a couple of stiff stabilizers so I sprayed down the threaded rod part with white lithium. Nothing changed they were still stiff.

I took a closer look and discovered I needed to lube the "washer?" that makes contact with the large "pin" that the threaded rod goes through. This is where all the pressure is. The threaded rod pulls the two large "pins" together causing the foot to go down.

This pic shows the front "pin" and silver colored "washer". There is a set just like it on the back side of the stabilizer that should be lubed as well.

Beware I did hear (here on JOF) about someone lubing their stabilizers so well they wouldn't stay up. Slowly by gravity and bumps they would unscrew themselves.
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Jhowemca; Beware I did hear (here on JOF) about someone lubing their stabilizers so well they wouldn't stay up. Slowly by gravity and bumps they would unscrew themselves.

This only can happen if not retracted fully tight on rough roads. So it is more operator fault than the stabilizer.
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I use a spray on lube for my stabilizer jacks I use with great results you may want to try it is available at Lowes.

It is called Super Slick Slick Stuff!

It does not attract dust or dirt.

From my experience this is GREAT stuff!

I also use it on the trailer ball and coupler.
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