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Old 05-01-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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Last winter we bought our first ever AS, first RV for that matter. I figured that if I had the best, I would HAVE to take time off and use it. It's used, 1 year old, and I read all of the books that came with it. But nowhere in there did it explain the stabilization jacks. I didn't even know they were there until I was crawling under there looking at the spare tire. Should there be a specific tool to operate them? Ok, here is question # 1, How do I operate them? Also while under there, I saw 4 valves, 2 in front and 2 in back. Brite brass valves with black levers to operate them. What are these for?

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Old 05-01-2011, 09:01 PM   #2
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These come close to what we have on the Airstreams. See the tool on the ground? That handle is the tool you need to crank the jacks down. But some people use an electric drill to turn the stabilzers down rather than hand crank. Crank only until they touch the ground and give another 1/4 turn. They are not for leveling but only stabilizing from excess movement. Using blocks or lynx leveler should raise the low side of your trailer under the wheels. Those spiggots are low water points to help drain pipes completely when winterizing, I think.

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Old 05-02-2011, 02:08 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums, baldhillman! I agree with wheel interested. Pat
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:16 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by wheel interested View Post
They are not for leveling but only stabilizing from excess movement.
YouTube - Video 6 BAL Light Trailer Leveling Jack
Agree 100% & find it a bit misleading that the video calls them "levelling jacks!" (the title only, not the audio with the video). Just an oversight I suppose.

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Old 05-02-2011, 02:42 PM   #5
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I'd guess the brass valves you describe are the various propane shutoffs for your appliances. 1 each for refrigerator, water heater and furnace, and then probably a master shutoff nearest the tanks to shut off the whole system.

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