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Old 03-31-2015, 02:38 AM   #1
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Electric stabilizer jacks! Help😳

I just purchased a 314TSBH with electric stabilizers that are controlled by the remote. Really cool to set up camper this way but one problem? With the crank style stabilizers if you were slightly out of level you could tweak camper with them. With the electric stabilizers they both share same motor and do not allow you to tweak one specific side. So the magic question is how do you level off with this set up?
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:32 AM   #2
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Every one I've seen, if not on even ground, one foot will tag ground, then the other, then apply a little tension. They won't tension up till both feet are on the ground. Not trying to insult by any means but have you experimented? If they don't do as mentioned above, that's a new one on me. Guess you'd have to compensate with legos / blocks. I hate those things due to speed and design. Always optioned out of them. Drill and manuals way more reliable and faster.
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:56 AM   #3
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The stabilizers you describe work great but they are only used for stabilization. They require you to level the trailer using something under the wheels.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:01 AM   #4
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Well sorry to tell you this but the electric stabilizers are just that. They only go down, contact the ground, pressurize a little, and stabilize the camper as it sits.
On my old camper I had some that looked similar but were manual and individual and I could tweak very little with them. Best bet is to level side to side with under wheel blocks, then front to rear with tongue jack, then put the stabilizers down, then open slides. I am getting ready to install 2 scissors jacks right in front of my axles on mine with stabilizer bars on them so if I need to tweak a little side to side I can do it with them before I put the final pressure on my stabilizers. I also figure it will help with the movement due to suspension in the mid section of the trailer.
I know it seems like the electric jacks would help level but they don't.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:54 AM   #5
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Heres a pic of the bars I built to connect to scissors jacks in front of axles. Saw some online but I figured I could build them much cheaper and probably stronger. I used true tube 1 1/4 with .090 walls for the outside tube, 1 inch hot rolled solid for the inside tube, and had the metal store cut all the pieces to make brackets and punch the holes in them. Total cost about 69.00 plus bolts.
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:44 PM   #6
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You will need to level the trailer with blocks or whatever you use. The stabilizers only stabilize on the electric ones. A trick I have found works for me, since I only have slides on one side, is to put a piece of wood under the side with the slides. Usually, after I put the slides out, overtime the trailer will settle and tilt toward the slides.
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:54 PM   #7
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It's not a good idea to use any of the stabilizers, manual or electric to level the trailer. They are not installed in the right place on the frame for this purpose. You should not jack your trailer unless you are close to the axles. All you are doing is flexing the frame. So you think it's level but what it is, is twisted.
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:10 PM   #8
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The stabilizers have a 4 inch slotted pipe that connect motor to screw to raise/lowerd jacks. The connection is made using about 1/8 inch shear pin. Easy to overload pins and break them off. Make sure you know where the handle is to raise/lower by hand.
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