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Old 04-20-2019, 06:54 AM   #1
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Husky Superbrute rocking issue

My new Husky electric jack works great but it has a little play in the leg going to the ground. This allows our Sport 22fb to rock fore and aft when we walk around inside (with stabilizers down). Anyone else have this issue?
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Old 04-20-2019, 07:45 AM   #2
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No, but if you want less play, don't extend the jack as far. How?
Make a wood block. I used 12" square plywood, 3/4" thick, with a frame of 2 x 4's on edge in the sandwich. Also one down the center where the weight rests. (or 2 x 6's if you have the room)

I take it you didn't notice the play with your old jack.
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No, but if you want less play, don't extend the jack as far. How?
Make a wood block. I used 12" square plywood, 3/4" thick, with a frame of 2 x 4's on edge in the sandwich. Also one down the center where the weight rests. (or 2 x 6's if you have the room)

I take it you didn't notice the play with your old jack.


Thanks for the input; I already have the leg retracted to the last hole which helped some but still annoying. Youíre right though, if my old jack had this much play I sure didnít notice.
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Chocks in place? Front and back of tire.
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I use some between the tire chocks on my double axle. I think yours is a single axle yes? I havenít used this obviously but I think it may serve the same purpose - a bit more tension holding things in place. The between the tires chocks we use make a huge difference in fore/aft motion.

https://www.propridehitch.com/bal-si...locking-chock/
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I think it has to do with the fact that the foot is adjustable with a pin retaining it. Barkers are not adjustable and the foot is welded. I always suspected the Husky would rock and so I prefer Barker.
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I think it has to do with the fact that the foot is adjustable with a pin retaining it. Barkers are not adjustable and the foot is welded. I always suspected the Husky would rock and so I prefer Barker.
The stock jack on Airstream is an Attwood. It has an adjustable foot, also. I keep the foot of my Husky in the uppermost position, mainly because I'm lazy and don't want to remove it to travel. It tucks up into the frame rails.
Ditto on chocking the wheels, but the issue the OP refers to is one that's only relating to the new jack, since nothing else changed.
Plastic or rubber wheel chocks are less effective when one tire is on a block, thus rendering the chock ineffective.
Since I'm solo, rocking isn't an issue, except when the dog flops down at night, I feel it.
My previous MH with hydraulic jacks still moved when guests walked around and I was still sleeping.
So far, the best single wheel chock is the Anderson Levelers. Love 'em or hate 'em, it works. But it's almost required for two people to team up installing them.
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Thanks so much everyone, your advice is priceless for us old newbies!
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i use 6" plastic foot pads under each leg an the jack

this ensures the feet have a stable platform and the weight is distributed over the ground and not at a small point

they are inexpensive off amazon or your local RV centre or other sources
plywood would work in a pinch , but does not survive after getting wet
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I do have a stout base under my jack maybe 10Ē tall or so. Cast aluminum old school stuff. Keeps the extension short.

Hereís the good side, that husky has developed a pretty solid reputation for going down and up w/o issues. Iím in my 7th year IIRC on a real heavy TW 30í and Iíve never had it not work.
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If you use blocks under your jack and it slides off, you can
damage your stabilizers and possibly your underbelly. ��
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The stock jack on Airstream is an Attwood. .
That depends on the year. My 2014 stock is a Barker.
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The x chocks stop the rocking movement....
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