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Old 11-16-2014, 11:24 AM   #11
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My 198RD I got in late August and we used it for a couple of weeks in 2 separated trips. It is now in storage in my Yard with (already) lots of snow on it. We live at 1138 mtr./ 3732 ft. Have done some mod's and maintenance already to make this TT our own. My family was asking for pic's too, but have to wait till spring. The 198RD pulls nice and easy to maneuver, but I still debating the crawl over queen bed situation. We'll see how that annoys next year.
Used to have a ALJO 5er made at the OR coast with 3 slides. It had lots of problems with the slides (leaks). Many times back to the factory in the first year, it was one of their first with slide outs in the 90's. It also went a bit like a dog on the road till I adjusted the suspension.
Have to wait until Easter before I can take the 198RD out on a trip again. It always is our first trip out in the spring.
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Old 11-16-2014, 12:50 PM   #12
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I used scraps of 4X4 cut to be 10" long. Though I like the norty1's answer a lot better.
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Old 11-16-2014, 04:05 PM   #13
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Absolutely carry some wood or legos to rest the stab jacks on. I carry some 2X4s some 4X4s and some 6X6s with me just for that reason.

Do not, I say Do Not try to make spacers so they will sit farther off the frame.
1-it might make them not stabilize as well
2-it might make them sit closer enough to the ground that you end up scrapping them and bending them. (I replace bent stabs every week)
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:35 PM   #14
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Maybe for some, ground clearance is an issue, for us it is not. Keep in mind, we've owned a class A MH, class c MH (VERY low), 2 fifth wheels, a pop up and now 3 bumper pulls. Never have I had the luxury of this much ground clearance that the Jayco has. The class C was the worst, and auto-level up jacks on our 40' fifth wheel was in second place. So, that said, if I had a spacer it would not be an issue in our travels. This Jayco is practically 4x4 height to us. I probably won't add anything, but I have seen it done, and wanted opinions. That I got for sure. Most say don't do it. If I engineer something, I'll be sure to post picutres and accept all criticism well.


In the end, Jayco needs to go with a different jack for a larger clearance frame. They make them, use them dog gonnit.
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:06 PM   #15
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I'll have to take a look exactly how they are when I get mine. I wonder if you could make a spacer between the trailer and the top of the jack to lower it, but have the top of the jack attatch to the spacer/lowerer with a hinge so the stabilizer could swing up and store horizontally. Might even get more clearance than the stock settup. Might not have to crank the stab. up all the way either.You would have to figure a way to hold the jack in it's swung up/ stored position. Then again there might be something in the way ,
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:47 AM   #16
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I removed the 24" jacks and installed 30" ones. The less blocking I have to carry, the better. The 30" only add 1/2" in depth when retracted, and are rated 1500 lb more than the stock stabilizers.
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Curious by Nature, did you go with the scissor type, or a different style? Also, were they BAL or another brand? The stock ones on ours don't say BAL, but they look similar. Curious on the mounting holes or what you bought.


If I were to go with a new set of stabilizers, it'd probably be the BAL 30930, which are the 30", but not scissor type. I put the lower profile version of those on my FIL's Swift, which sits low to start with. Still undecided. It's low on the priority list, but always thinking, brainstorming and doing homework way ahead of time.
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Old 11-24-2014, 10:00 AM   #18
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This is what I ordered. They are the scissor type, I stayed with that type because of easy, quick setup and didn't want to lose rear clearance when towing. I haven't mounted them yet, winter arrived before the jacks did.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ack-pair/71251
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Winter is finally over, got to installing the 30" jacks last weekend. Fairly easy, just transfered the top brackets from the originals to the 30", and bolted them back on. Video here:
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Thank you for that follow up. I never thought about swapping the top piece out to make those work.
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