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Lwiddis

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Posted: 02/14/20 04:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don’t use stabilizers. TT does not rock enough to bother me and removing them added a bunch of ground clearance.


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I bought a trailer with auto level but when shopping a dealer recommended the manual jacks. He said using a cordless drill is faster and easier. I've noticed some manufacturers put the switch in an awkward position.


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I have the 2608BSD. The jacks are great and easy to use. Just remember that they are for stabilization, not leveling. If you force them to try to level they will break and give you a new set of problems to deal with.

Very good point. First time out I tried to level a little with stabilizers and couldn't open/close bathroom door. Lesson learned. Stabilize, not level.


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Posted: 02/15/20 05:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for all the help. I've decided to go with the standard jacks just to keep things simple and save a buck. Right now I'm negotiating on the trailer purchase. I used the portable drill on my last trailer until it quit and then resorted to the crank method. Even the crank method isn't that bad.

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