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Old 02-15-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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Electric Stabilizer Jacks vs Manual on Eagle 314BDS

We are close to placing an order on an Eagle 314BDS and wanted some opinions on the electric stabilizer jacks or manual. We have been told that the electric jacks will allow the trailer to move a little more where the manual can be tightened up more for a firmer platform. Any advice would be great. Also does anyone know the weight difference between the two?

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Old 02-15-2013, 07:30 PM   #2
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Never had the electric stab jacks, but the manual jacks are pretty easy to use, take less than 1 minute each to put down. They can be snugged up to your personal preference.

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Old 02-16-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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There's no doubt there's a weight difference due to weight of the motors and the steel cross member. But it's not enough to be concerned about in the overall RV weight.
Lots of people like the electric stabilizers. Also lots of people have trouble with them. In fact my friend is now in Florida and when he gets back his trailer goes in for a third set of electric stabizers in 18 months. Either the brackets bend out of shape or it blows fuses!!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:50 PM   #4
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After a lot of research we ordered our Jayco without the electric jacks. The price to have an electric device and future potential issues was what swayed us. The manual jacks are very robust, no part to fail, and are mostly fail-safe. It's a personal choice, but I am use to using a cordless drill to raise/lower my jacks so that's the way I went.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:57 PM   #5
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Haven't had any problem with mine yet. I can "snug" them up manually if that be the case. My 320 RLDS weighs #8600. You'll be fine with whatever you choose. Remember, if the motors fail, you can crank them manually if need be. Also, get a set of the between the wheel locks, that really stabilizes the trailer.
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