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Old 05-16-2014, 04:24 PM   #1
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Stabilizer Jacks used for leveling?????

I just purchased a 2015 Jay-Flight 23MB and during my demo, the tech said that I COULD use the stabilizer jacks to level my rig. This goes against the owners manual and everything I've researched.... So is my tech wrong? After all, he DOES work for the best RV dealership in my Area(Cincinnati OH). Thanks!
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:52 PM   #2
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Sorry, your tech is mostly wrong and you should go by the manual. The stabilizers are designed to do just that, stabilize the TT. That being said, it's probably okay using the stabilizers to fine tune level after you have it almost level..at least that's what I do. Leveling blocks are okay but I want it exactly level and I use the jacks, but not very much pressure. You want to level the TT side to side first, then raise/lower the hitch to level front to back.
After a few tries, you will figure it out.
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:29 PM   #3
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Like havnfun said your tech is mistaken. Level side to side by backing onto leveling blocks then level front to back with the tongue jack. Then deploy the stabilizer jacks and fine tune the level. That is why they are called stabilizer jacks and not leveling jacks.
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:04 PM   #4
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well my stabilizer jacks on the 2015 338 rets run both rear from one switch and pressure is only finally applied once both touch the ground I don't see how I could fine tune the level with that being the case same with the front ... I just used the leveling blocks and tongue jack to level then ran them down .... did stabilize well though
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:00 PM   #5
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well it depends on how you level side to side I have blocks I pull on to to level side to side so if you have the tongue jack down how do you pull it onto blocks
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for me this is my list ... I back into sight about where I want it to be... then I get out and check side to side level ... I put blocks in front of wheels and pull onto them to level side to side then I chock the wheels ... take the trailer off hitch and raise or lower tongue jack until I am level front to rear... then I put the stabilizers down ...plug it in and finally open slides... just the way I do it ... seems to work well
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Yep. I only "tweak" using the stabilizer jacks to fine tune the side-to-side level.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:40 PM   #9
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I remember when I picked up my TT the tech went over it. He said that the stabilzer jacks were not meant for leveling and then explained how to level it. His method was pretty much the same way that Paintenfool3 posted. I haven't used leveling blocks but thats because I don't mind it not being perfect and so far haven't been in a site that was too far out of level. My test for level is simple. I check that the bathroom door opens/closes properly and then place a rubber ball on the floor to see how fast it rolls away. If its a slow roller, I'm good.
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They are not for leveling...
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