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Old 12-13-2014, 08:38 AM   #1
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Add electric stabilizers?

I am getting ready to purchase a WhiteHawk 21FBS. I am female and travel alone so look for ways to simplify setup. Have priced getting electric stabilizers added at dealer as part of the purchase and it is do-able. Am wondering if they end up being more trouble than they are worth with any required maintenance or not lasting?
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:49 AM   #2
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Electric stabilizers

I had them on our 32' BHDS and they worked great and had no problems. I bought the trailer new in 2012 with factory electric stabilizer. We haven't had any problems at all.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:53 AM   #3
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Technology is good when it works...sucks when it don"t.
With that said I'd save the money on electric jacks and carry a cordless drill with socket to raise and lower manual jacks. Just my opinion!
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:22 PM   #4
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Keep in mind that if you have electric jacks, they also have a manual side to them as well. If they should happen to fail, you can crank them down just like the manuals ones. [Tool is provided]. We have them on our Eagle with no problems to date.
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:56 PM   #5
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I don't know what the jacks cost as an option but a cheap cordless drill will do the job just fine. All four jacks down in well under a minute.
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:45 PM   #6
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How fast do they drop? I know with a cordless on #2 speed you can get the stabs down really fast. I don't think I'd want to stand there holding a button for a minute when I could have one down in less than 10 sec.
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Old 12-13-2014, 03:09 PM   #7
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Cordless drill option is great. Very fast. We got the electric stabilizers on our new trailer, and I'm still undecided. It is one less thing to bring but they are slow and I see them breaking at some point.
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:36 PM   #8
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The advantage of the electric stabilizer's is you don't need to break out any tools, just open the switch door and press the button. DONE! No drills to take out, put away, no handles etc...

Now that said, mine did fail, and I ended up replacing the motor on my 2011. Could have been a fluke with mine but the replacement motor seems better sealed.

I like the electric jacks, and electric awning, for me it's less work to do.
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When you get a little older and the knees protest ,you will appreciate the button.
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Hi Vaneta welcome to the group
I have been a campground host for the last 3 years. The biggest problem people have had where I am is getting the electronic stabilizers to work. Personally I would pass on them. Right now Harbor Freight has battery operated 1/2" impact guns on sale for under $100.00. One of these will run your stabilizers up and down with no problem. I am on my way to town to get one... then you just need a socket of the appropriate size and a short extension to make it easier.
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