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Old 05-16-2013, 08:53 PM   #11
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Scissor jacks would be find. Most of the jacks on TT are rated at 1000 lbs. I had a 32 footer I used to accidentally raise off the front tongue jack just by cranking the front jacks down. I did not even realize that I had done that until I had seen the front jack later.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:24 PM   #12
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A true Scissor jack stabilizer will most likely hold the trailer up. Some stabilizer jacks don't look very sturdy like the electric jacks on our trailer.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:42 AM   #13
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A true Scissor jack stabilizer will most likely hold the trailer up. Some stabilizer jacks don't look very sturdy like the electric jacks on our trailer.
That is a very good point. Some of the stabilizing jacks are not as sturdy as the scissor jack style called out in the thread title.

Another very important point is to block the wheels firmly. The the scissor stabilizing jacks are weak in the sideways direction. A shift the wrong way could be a big problem.

As with any lifting or rigging situation some basic knowledge needs to be possessed and applied before going off willy nilly. One rigger that I learned from always stressed that you needed to make certain things were right before any lift. Once a load gets away from you the only safe thing to do is stand back and watch the carnage. vic
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:29 PM   #14
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Well Gang, Here's what I did and it worked perfect. I raised all the Scissor Jacks and let the camper rest on the Tongue Jack just as if she was sitting in storage. I then lowered the A-Frame down on to a stack of blocks so that I was able to raise the tongue jack of the ground. Set up blocks for the tongue and lowered the tongue jack into place. Now I was able to set up my blocks for each Scissor Jack to level the TT. She is now rock solid. Thanks for all the advice!
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Well Gang, Here's what I did and it worked perfect. I raised all the Scissor Jacks and let the camper rest on the Tongue Jack just as if she was sitting in storage. I then lowered the A-Frame down on to a stack of blocks so that I was able to raise the tongue jack of the ground. Set up blocks for the tongue and lowered the tongue jack into place. Now I was able to set up my blocks for each Scissor Jack to level the TT. She is now rock solid. Thanks for all the advice!
Good job! You did it just like a good millwright would have done...with cribbing. You could leapfrog like this all day and won't misuse your stabilizers.
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