Originally Posted by chaseav
Yes, apparently putting the jacks down is torquing the frame and the stuff attached to it. When you applying a force that would counter that torque, a squeaking / moaning / thunk / thud sound is made. Question is, how does one stabilize the rig evenly? Someone on this thread suggested jack to the ground then half a turn. I'm currently more like four turns but I don't think evenly. Hence the problems though at the moment they are pretty minimal. I'm going to put a torque meter on it and come up with a hard number that minimizes the squeak. (I originally thought these jacks were used to lift the weight off the wheels entirely. The dealer quickly corrected me on that and said just a couple turns.)
Hi, the first thing you need to do is to understand that these are not JACKS
; They are STABILIZERS.
I start in the back because the tongue jack holds the front of the trailer and levels it. Level the trailer, lower rear stabilizers, then lower front stabilizers. On a hard surface like concrete or asphalt, I go 1/2 turn after it hits the ground. In dirt, or on grass, I might go one full turn.