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Old 01-09-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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Stabilizing jacks

I could use some opinions. Our Jayco Swift travel trailer came with stabilizing jacks on the rear but didnít come with any on the front.

They are BAL light trailer stabilizing jacks, they are made about like the C series jacks, it would take a little bit of work to install this kind of jack on the front, do to the way the frame is made.

My question is, are the scissor type jacks more stable than the type of jacks that came on the travel trailer? If they are I may put them on the front and rear.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:16 PM   #2
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They (scissor jacks) are used on much larger trailers so my guess would be they would be better and certainly no worse then what you have. I have them on mine but cannot compare them to the others. They do the job and with your trailer I think you would be happy with them, provided you have ample ground clearance..
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A pair of jacks on the front will make the trailer rock a lot less when people are walking in it.
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I have the SLX 184. It too only came w/rear BAL Stabilizer. I bought a pair to put on the front but due to front frame's configuration, they wouldn't fit. Took them back and bought two sets of Stack Jacks. Use them in place where the front stabilizers would be, and one set in front of the tires. Absolutely no bounce inside of trailer and none when using the door step. Just as easy too use as the rear factory installed stabilizers are. I use cut pieces of pressure treated 1x6 under the jacks and the factory stabilizers as well.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:26 PM   #5
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Just wanted to say thanks to every one for your help.

I got under the trailer today, I don’t think there is enough ground clearance for the scissor jacks. I found telescopic stabilizing jacks made by BAL that I think will work.
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Hitch Pin,

If the new BAL telescopic jacks work with your Swift, consider posting some pics over in the Jayco Mods forum, may be a good alternative for others to consider.

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If the new BAL telescopic jacks work with your Swift, consider posting some pics over in the Jayco Mods forum, may be a good alternative for others to consider.

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Will do. I'm gone to call BAL before I buy them to get some Dimensions.
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Update on jacks, I called BAL and talked to them, they said that the Telescopic Type jack would not work, becouse the frame is to narrow.

They said that the C jack Model 23219 - 19" - 5000 lb. capacity will work with the optional Connecting Channel Model 23205 - 42"

I got back under the trailer and done some measuring and that setup will work.Name:  c-jacks_photo.gif
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Update on jacks, I called BAL and talked to them, they said that the Telescopic Type jack would not work, becouse the frame is to narrow.

They said that the C jack Model 23219 - 19" - 5000 lb. capacity will work with the optional Connecting Channel Model 23205 - 42"

I got back under the trailer and done some measuring and that setup will work.Attachment 2254 Attachment 2255
That is the model I bought and returned. I didn't know about the optional piece. Oh well....actually I'm very satisfied w/the Stack Jacks.

Hope it works out ok for ya.
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That is the model I bought and returned. I didn't know about the optional piece. Oh well....actually I'm very satisfied w/the Stack Jacks.

Hope it works out ok for ya.
Here is how they install on a frame without a cross member, see page 3

http://norcoind.com/bal/downloads/manuals/C-Jack.pdf
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