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Old 02-09-2011, 09:11 PM   #1
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Electric Stabilizer Jacks

We ordered a 31RKS about two weeks ago, just waiting for them to build it. I have a question for anyone that has, or knows about, Electric Stabilizer Jacks. We ordered them on it, but I'm unsure about exactly how they work. They have been described to me as the "two button" variety, that is one button for the front and one button for the back. So far so good. My question is, do both stabilizers, left and right, go all the way to the ground if it is uneven, and equalize, or do they both go to a set distance down together evenly? I have asked Jayco, and I don't think they know. Even a brand name of the stabilizers would help. I could look them up.

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Old 02-10-2011, 10:16 AM   #2
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All the stabilizer jacks do is go to the ground the same equal distance. If you are unlevel, you still have to level. They do not do it automatically. I have the same unit as you have but did not purchase the jacks. I do the same thing with the jacks on there and can regulate how far they go down. I just use my battery operated Dewalt Drill with a socket and run them up or down in no time.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:16 AM   #3
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All the stabilizer jacks do is go to the ground the same equal distance. If you are unlevel, you still have to level. They do not do it automatically. I have the same unit as you have but did not purchase the jacks. I do the same thing with the jacks on there and can regulate how far they go down. I just use my battery operated Dewalt Drill with a socket and run them up or down in no time.
Since you don't have the electric ones, then yours are quite a bit different than mine will be. I guess I'll just have to wait till my rig is delivered to see what they do.

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Only two buttons and not four indivual? That's a good question if I'm understanding it correctly. We have pulled into sites where one side is lower and only had to put blocks under that one side of tires. With that scenario, we had to lower one of the front jacks more than the other side. So if one button does both front stabilizers, what happens when your tt is level but one side is lower than the other.... does the shorter side automatically stop and the lower side keep going, or do you also have to put blocks under the lower stabilizer because it stops also when the shorter side stops. Did I get that right? That would be good to know if we ever upgrade and have that option!
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Only two buttons and not four indivual? That's a good question if I'm understanding it correctly. We have pulled into sites where one side is lower and only had to put blocks under that one side of tires. With that scenario, we had to lower one of the front jacks more than the other side. So if one button does both front stabilizers, what happens when your tt is level but one side is lower than the other.... does the shorter side automatically stop and the lower side keep going, or do you also have to put blocks under the lower stabilizer because it stops also when the shorter side stops. Did I get that right? That would be good to know if we ever upgrade and have that option!
You phrased the question better than I. That's precisely what I'm trying to find out. One would think that someone either at the dealer or Jayco would know, but apparantly not.

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Old 02-10-2011, 01:19 PM   #6
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I just bought a Jayco 365 BHS fifth wheel. I was interested in upgrading to electric rear jacks. I found out, Jayco jacks do not move individually. They move at the same rate. You still have to level with blocks on the lowest leg. I found some jacks in etrailer, the move individually and cost less than Jayco jacks. You can level using the jacks.
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Well, my dealer seemed to know and he said they go until one side stops. You still need to level with blocks. Not for me.
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I have the electric ones on our 5th wheel. The jacks do adjust to un even ground. The system slides the jack to the right or left. The system works great too.
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I have the electric ones on our 5th wheel. The jacks do adjust to un even ground. The system slides the jack to the right or left. The system works great too.
Did those jacks come with your trailer when new from Jayco? It would be great if mine did that also.

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Old 02-10-2011, 04:29 PM   #10
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We have the electric jacks on our trailer. When you push the down switch one jack goes down and touches, then the one on the other side will go down and touch. Then both will lift.

After paying extra to get them on our new trailer I would just as soon get the manual stabalizer jacks. The electric ones will only go so tight and the trailer is still bouncy. A waste of money in my opinion. I really like the electric tongue jack.
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