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Old 06-19-2006, 08:03 PM   #15
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I think I must be the last guy in the world useing screw jacks to stabilize my trailer.
Rodney, you are the next -to-last guy, at least until we get the last two BAL stabilizers installed under the front of our coach.
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:11 PM   #16
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Yes you use the blocks under the wheels to level from side to side. Some people just block one wheel on a 4 wheel trailer. Not recommended for long stays. Leveling from front to back is done by the tongue jack. Then you stick stabilizing jack stands under the rear bumper in the old ones to make it so it does not move as much and crank up the tonque jack a bit more to put a load on the jack stands. originally they used screw jack stands in the back with a screw driver acting as a cross tee to put some load on the stands. They also sell special sissors jacks now intended for trailers and motorhomes. Painted boards about 15 inches long witn 45 degree bevels on the ends also work instead of buying the plastic ones. Have a selection of 1x 6 and 2x 6 available for varing campsites. 15 inch ones fit between the dual wheels so you can get both tires up on boards.
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:59 AM   #17
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Blocks?

Question. How do you keep the trailer from rolling off the blocks? I have a single axle trailer.
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:46 AM   #18
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Question. How do you keep the trailer from rolling off the blocks? I have a single axle trailer.
Get these:

Found these at the Lynx website.
I have dual axels, so I use the expanding clamp that goes between the tires.
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:32 PM   #19
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Not next to last

Rodney, do not fear... Colin Hyde, my fellow host on the VAP, is still using screw jacks too on his 59 Ambassador....work like a charm on the rear bumper. They look like the little screw type scissor jack out of a VW or Subaru. Small, and do the trick. Like WAHOONC stated, be careful placing them under the trailer or you will damage the belly pan... and again, these are not for JACKING the trailer, just stabilizing it. Trying to use these to jack the trailer to level it will only twist / torgue the frame and cause other problems you DO NOT want. Only way to level is with boards, the leveling blocks, or find a nice level spot to park. The main reason for leveling, beside being comfortable, is for the RV fridge to work, they must be level from front to rear (not so important side to side) for the fridge to perform optimally.

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Old 06-20-2006, 01:10 PM   #20
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Nope, we still use the oldie but goodies...

We also use the old screw stands for stablizing...I like the vintage look to them. At the end of this post, is a picture of some stablizing jacks courtesy of ebay...mine are just like these. The screws come out and they stack together when not in use.

We have the yellow lego-style leveling blocks, sometimes I've put one under each of the stabilizing jacks if the site is really unlevel, soft or muddy. I like them better than wood because they can be hosed off and dry fast because they are plastic, they are lighter than wood and they lock together to create different heights whereas wood just stacks. We level one side and chock the other.

For awhile, we used a BAL jack for single axle trailers which was really cool, chocked & leveled all at once, but it was too bulky to lug around.

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Has anyone here ever put levelers, and not stabilizers on their AS?
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