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Old 04-14-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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Electric stabilizers

The new TT I put a deposit on today has electric stabilizers, which is a new thing for me. Since they only have a front and rear switch, it seems pretty obvious that both front (or rear) stabilizers come down as a set. Is this a problem on an uneven site, or do they accomodate for that?
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:39 PM   #2
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I was under the impression that each Jack has its own switch
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:16 AM   #3
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Nope, or if they are, they are hidden somewhere or I am getting really old.
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Jacks will level

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Nope, or if they are, they are hidden somewhere or I am getting really old.
In my walk through at the dealer, the tech pointed out that there is only one switch but each leg will keep going until it encounters resistance and then stop and the let the other keep going. When both are encountering resistance then they will apply pressure to stabilize. He warned though "Don't try to level or you'll end up with problems like doors not opening and potentially even bending the frame."

So the tires have to be level side to side, but if the ground is uneven by the stabilizers, they will account for that.

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Old 04-15-2012, 06:22 AM   #5
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What he said. They are not levelers, just for stabilizing. the rig must be leveled before engaging them and they will adjust for uneven ground. Just operate the switch until you hear it slow under strain.
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Good deal, thanks. Thats what I thought, just wanted to be sure. So the same procedure as with the manual ones still applies, just without the cranking.

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We have the same stabilizers on our 32BHDS, and I love them. As stated, they will lower and equalize to account for any un-even situations.
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Do they move pretty quick, or are they slow? Do they have a similar range of movement as the manual scissor jacks, or will I need more blocks?
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I would say they move at about the same pace as if you were manually cranking, not slow, but not fast. I can have both the front and rear dropped and stabilized in about 90 seconds if i already have my blocks under them.

So far, i would say yes that they have a similiar range of movement. I have not needed anymore wood in my situations. I think the biggest plus to them is the fact that you only have to deal with one front corner and one rear corner with a switch. Where as with the manual, you had to crank down four corners.
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Great thanks, I appreciate the help. Do you also have the carrier under the rear bumper? Seems like a great addition, but I am concerned about it sagging when backing up a hill. Between it and the stabilized it just seemed to sit lower than what I am used to, but it also looked to be sitting higher in the front on the lot too.
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When you put them down, one will touch first and just stay there. The other will touch down and then they both will tighten up. You will not be able to get them as tight as a scissors manual jack.
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Great thanks, I appreciate the help. Do you also have the carrier under the rear bumper? Seems like a great addition, but I am concerned about it sagging when backing up a hill. Between it and the stabilized it just seemed to sit lower than what I am used to, but it also looked to be sitting higher in the front on the lot too.
Yes, our has the cargo tray in the rear. Actually thats where i store all my leveling lumber.

The clearance in the rear is a concern of mine also, and i agree that it is a little less than i would like. Although i will say, i have not had an issue yet. There is one place where i go that i thought for sure that it would drag, but it didnt. Either way, its something to be aware of if/when you encounter those situations.
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I ordered my 308 with the rear bike carrier and electric stabilizer jacks...It is still higher off the ground then what my 07 Jay Flight was in the back
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