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Old 08-30-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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Damaged stabilizer

Hello again,
Somehow I have managed to bend one of the rear stabilizers on my 2013 Jayco Eagle RLTS328. Any good suggestions on my next step? Should I remove the bar and try to straighten it or buy another on and install? Thank you everyone has always been so helpful here.
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:20 PM   #2
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I would replace it. Once metal is bent, it has lost its structural stability.
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:23 PM   #3
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do whatever you feel you need to do. I personally would bend it back and re use. I am very very cheap. It is only used to stabilize the trailer not lift it so it shouldn't fail.
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:41 PM   #4
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do whatever you feel you need to do. I personally would bend it back and re use. I am very very cheap. It is only used to stabilize the trailer not lift it so it shouldn't fail.
X2 even if your not cheap just straighten it out. You didn't bend it 180 deg. Nor did you heat it with a torch. Your good to go for sure. They straighten car frames, this is just a bracket.
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Spoon is right, that bending would compromise the structural integrity, but since the stabilizer is only for added support, even if it failed (broke off) if wouldn't be a big problem in the short term. I'd just bend it back and use it.

One of mine has been bent, and it's a little more wobbily than the others, but good enough for me. I don't think it will fall off any time soon.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:16 PM   #6
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Nothing about bent stabilizer, but does anybody know how much down force to use in stabilizin camper. I've got what seems to us a lot of bounce when moving around camper. Was debating on whether to get some extra jacks. Ours is 33.5 rets tt 2014.
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