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Old 04-14-2014, 10:39 AM   #1
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What do you put under your stab jacks?

I had a 2007 JayFlight 25RKS and I didn't need to use anything under my stab jacks, because the trailer was fairly low and the jacks usually extended to the ground without placing wood or level blocks under the stab jacks.
We are taking delivery on a 2013 Eagle 314BDS and that trailer is higher.
I am wondering if you bring wood, use the lego type level blocks, did you make your own devise that is placed under your stab jacks.
If you made your own, do you have pictures to share and can you tell me the weight?

I would love to hear what is used.

I have seen some custom made blocks for this purpose, but I would prefer to find something that does not take a lot of space and does not weigh a lot.
My storage is somewhat limited in this new trailer. The only outside storage space I have on the Eagle 314BDS is the pass though storage in front. I carry the lego level blocks already and may invest in another set if needed.


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Old 04-14-2014, 11:04 AM   #2
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If you are looking for light weight, I think the Lego blocks are probably the way to go. I carry one set of them for leveling, and then use 8 x 8 blocks of wood under the stab jacks. The wood blocks do add some weight. I store them in my TV.


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Old 04-14-2014, 11:09 AM   #3
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With our X23B I tried to be conservative with weight that I carried so I used the lego blocks. For the new 5th I got another stack of them keeping up the low weight theme.

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Old 04-14-2014, 11:29 AM   #4
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One word of caution using wood under the jacks. I found termites under my wood blocks and was concerned about them moving into my camper. Needless to say, I started using concrete blocks when our camper is being stored for an extended period of time and take wood blocks only on camping trips due to the concrete weight issue. Regardless, I still inspect and spray bug killer on the wood blocks for termites and wood ants.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:33 PM   #5
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I made a bunch of blocks of various sizes from a horse stall mat- The mat was 5' x 7' x 3/4" and is made of recycled tires- This material does not break or rot or compress- It is heavier than wood or plastic but stores easily- And I will never need to replace any of them- JMHO- DD
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:51 PM   #6
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I carry 4 sets of 4 x 4's; 6", 8", 12" and 16" long. I have found that the least you can extend your stabilizing jacks, the less movement of the trailer when parked. I put an 8 x 8 x 2 under each.
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I used to have some scrap 6 inch pieces of trex decking materials that I used, but left them somewhere along the way. Now use the Legos and they seem pretty affective and definitely light weight
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For the stabilizers I use 1/2" plywood, cut to about 5.5" X 12". I have about 8 of them.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:33 AM   #9
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I picked up a 10 pc. set of the Lego-style blocks shortly after I picked up my new Eagle. You're right! The do sit really high! While it was in storage, I decided to extend the stab jacks and found that the were nearly fully extended when it was setting on fairly level ground. So, I picked up another set of ten. Figure I can use them for leveling and for the jacks. For the tongue jack, I use a double 2 x 8, and carry an additional 2 x 8 in case I need it. Found this combo keeps it nice and solid . . . at least in the driveway.
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The Eagles do sit high.
I start out with 3/4" pvc 1x6 scraps and usually have to use 12" long pc's of cedar 6x6.
Cedar tends to be lighter than other woods.
I always us the pvc pcs under the jacks and under the tires for long term parking.

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