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Old 09-06-2014, 09:55 PM   #1
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Stabilizers..What's the best now.

Need stabilizers. Only post I could find was in 2012. What's out there now.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:53 AM   #2
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Our 2014 Greyhawk came from the factory equipped with Bigfoot levelers. While we have not used them much as the RV is still new, I have already decided I like them. Others will have to weigh in on their dependability over the long haul, but as far as ease of use, they could not be simpler. One button up and one button down.
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Our 2014 Greyhawk came from the factory equipped with Bigfoot levelers. While we have not used them much as the RV is still new, I have already decided I like them. Others will have to weigh in on their dependability over the long haul, but as far as ease of use, they could not be simpler. One button up and one button down.
Mine came with the electric front and rear but I still get some movement that needs to be addressed.
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Oops. I now realize you are referring to TT stabilizers which are not the same thing as leveling jacks. Please pardon my confusion, but this is all still new to me. While I am learning a lot from this forum, there's still much to be learned.
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Personally I would go with manual ones.. electrics one more thing to fail.. and as a campground host in the summer I have seen many that did not work on arrival at the campground and some were so jammed up they could not be put down manually.. here is what I recommend
http://www.ultra-fab.com/new_detail....gnum=48-979006
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Could it be the electric stabilizers might need some occasional maintenance to work properly after some time outdoors. I sure enjoy those on my trailer.
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Old 09-07-2014, 12:01 PM   #7
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I think that you need a combination of things. I have Steady Fast stabilizers on my 5th. It takes out a lot of the movement, but not all. Add to that the X-Chock and you are likely to get rid of most of the movement. However the longer campers still have an issue with the frame flexing so adding another stabilizer in the wheel area may help eliminate that.

I chose the Steady Fast because I felt that they would be the easiest to setup at the campground considering they have 1 oversized wing nut per stabilizer (3 for my 5th).

My preference for that would be electric stabilizer jacks which are the same as the factory installed. As you can see, these are pricy (but so convenient) so the manuals are a better value.

As for the reliability of the electric's. Mine have failed. Water entered the motor and destroyed the bottom brush spring. I was able to repair it enough for it to work, and this week I will make the permanent repair.
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Personally I would go with manual ones.. electrics one more thing to fail.. and as a campground host in the summer I have seen many that did not work on arrival at the campground and some were so jammed up they could not be put down manually.. here is what I recommend
http://www.ultra-fab.com/new_detail....gnum=48-979006
I use an 18volt drill to raise and lower. Best of both worlds.
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I ordered my trailer with manual stabilizers. I have 4 pairs of 4x4" blocks, 6, 8 , 12 and 16" long that I use under them. I used to do the electric drill thing, but no longer.

Have read that the farther your jacks are extended the less stability they provide. Using the wood blocks under them allows very few turns to tighten, so I just use the provided crank handle.

Since the trailer sits on a spring suspension there is still some limited sway.
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I put a set of Husky stabilizers on my unit and they are far and above BAL that I had on the last unit. I agree with the stabilizers arms that connect to the base of the stabilizers for added movement removal. Your unit looks long in your sig like mine and you will get bounce in the middle until you put in the stabilizers to take out the suspension.
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