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Old 10-03-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Electric tongue and stabilizer jacks reliability ?

Hey everyone, I am in the process of building my next TT 32 BHDS and I would,like to add both the electric jacks in front and all corners. The question I have for those of you that have these "toys" is are you having any issues with these devices and how is the durability and reliability ? I would appreciate any feedback on for and against. Thanks for your inputs in advance.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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Power to the jack is pretty awesome. Just do it. As for the stabilizer jacks, my dealer said they don't order trailers with electric stabilizer jacks because they've had a number of them malfunctioning and that there was no way to put the electric ones up or down manually. I don't know if its true or not, only repeating wha they said.
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We have both the power jacks and stabilizers. Love them both and have not had any problems. Just the other day we forgot to put the stabilizers up when storing, and had already removed the battery so we put them up Manually very easy to do.
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We have both and have had no problems.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:21 PM   #8
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I have both the electric tongue and stabilizer in my 2013 32BHDS. Love the tongue, could not do without it.

One of my stabilizer jacks stopped working after 5 weeks. The motor worked but the coupler went bad. Until I got it serviced I raised and lowered it maually. No problem there. It was a lippert jack, and was replaced by my Jayco dealer under warranty.

I do like the convenience.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:32 AM   #9
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Thanks for the response so far....my next question would be on the stabilizer jacks if it is strong enough to lift the trailer for leveling purposes or is this not the intent of the electric jacks. I know the manual jacks is only for stability to prevent the trailer from rocking and not recommended to lift the trailer for leveling.
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Old thread I know, but being that I'm on my 3rd motor for my electric stabilizer jacks in 2yrs...yes, convienient but if they go again, it's going to be manual's all the way.
(without looking I believe they're they're either Ultra-Fab or LCI style of stabilizers)
They aren't designed for lifting, just for stabilizing which, again from experience, are OK, but I still put a log and a sissor jack in the middle to get rid of the bounce. Oh and no, I don't attempt to lift with these. I just get them snug and then use the manual crank to get them a bit more snug if required...(based on the RV use training we did when we picked the unit up in 2011)

Another though might be this...30ft with only stabilization on the front and back WILL cause some bounce in the middle. I'm pretty sure everyone here agrees...I add just enough support in the middle to just snug the jacks up is enough to make the TT virtually bounce free)

Electric Tongue Jack on the other hand...it breaks...it WILL be replaced...

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