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Old 11-07-2011, 10:13 PM   #11
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snip....... Lower both front stabilizer jacks and replace it
I would use jack stands to support the TT A-frame for added saftey..., I wouldn't trust just the corner stabilizer jacks when wrenching around the tongue.

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Old 11-08-2011, 12:18 PM   #13
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I would use jack stands to support the TT A-frame for added saftey..., I wouldn't trust just the corner stabilizer jacks when wrenching around the tongue.

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it is a jay feather. I would have no problem using stabilizer jacks. each jack is more than likely rated at 5k lbs. I used to raise my trailer by accident with the front jacks just setting up. They are a lot stronger than you think. Looked at camping world and the cheap jacks are rated at 5k each. The better jacks are rated at 7.5k
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it is a jay feather. I would have no problem using stabilizer jacks. each jack is more than likely rated at 5k lbs.......snip
I realize that many stabilizer jacks have a high ratings , but the intended application isn't to be used as a jack so I tend to offer advice on the side of safety in these situations.

We have two Jay Feathers (HTT & TT) in our family and they have the "single arm corner stabilizers", not something I would trust no matter what the rating.

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OK I understand the safety issue, but you are not changing a tire here. Even the single arm jacks are rated a 1k each to make 2k capacity on maybe 800-900 lbs. front tongue weight. I still would not have a problem with this. We are talking maybe five minutes. I would not use this setup for a weekend camping trip, but to change out a jack thats probably rated at 1000 lbs to begin with I would not have a problem with it.
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