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Old 05-05-2007, 07:58 AM   #1
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How Tight - Stabilizer Jacks

Just wondering home much weight the stabilizer jacks should take on our new AS.

Tighten them down snug to the ground, or crank them to take 'some' weight?

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They are for stability to prevent the trailer from rocking. If the ground is firm they only need to take a light pressure. If you are on soft grass you can crank them down a bit more. There is no need to take the weight off the wheels.
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I snug mine to the ground on my CCD. IIRC, I read somewhere that they are not designed to hold a lot of weight. Do it to remove the 'rock and roll' of the trailer.
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I snug mine to the ground on my CCD. IIRC, I read somewhere that they are not designed to hold a lot of weight. Do it to remove the 'rock and roll' of the trailer.
If you crank on the stabilizers too much, it can make it hard to open and close the door, among other things.
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Excellent.. thanks a bunch!
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Old 05-05-2007, 10:48 AM   #6
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If you use a "speed handle" to run them down, you probably can't get excessive force. If you're worried, you can always put a little vaseline on the handle
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the longer the trailer the less weight you want to but on the jacks. You can twist a 34' in a heartbeat or less. I put down the jacks they try the door, the front roadside jack is the one that usually gets me in trouble
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