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Old 03-11-2004, 09:44 PM   #1
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Stabilizer jack stuck

I extended my stabilizer jacks, the front two, to there extreme down position. When I went to retract them one would not retract. I crawled under the trailer and forced the jack back onto the threaded rod. Is there suppose to be a stop somewhere so you can't run the jack off the threads? Is there a part missing, or is that the way they work?
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Old 03-11-2004, 10:30 PM   #2
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I just went through my manual but couldn't find anything about that topic. Since my trailer is up at the storage lot I can't look at it here at home. My guess is that there is no stop. I've pretty much use my Lynx Leveler blocks (minimum of one) under each stabilizer leg. That keeps the bottom plate clean and allows the foot to sit on a firm flat surface. If I get to those places requiring the leg to be extended way down, I stack two or three blocks and drop the legs on them.

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Mine do the same thing only...

in the UP position, if I run them all the way up. I leave them hang down about 3/4 of an inch. As a result, I've never tried to run them all the way down either, so I don't know if they do it, but they don't have any stops installed on the screws.

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Jack.

Do the stabilizers on current AS work independently, or when they are lowered, do they go down in pairs, i.e. the two back the two front.

I was wondering about this, especially if you are in a place where the ground might be lower or higher from one side of the trailer to the other.

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The same thing has happened to me a couple of times. There is supposed to be a nut at the end of the threaded rod that prevents the stabilizer from coming off the rod. I have found that it falls off easily.

I have put two nuts on the end of the rod and locked them together - no more problems
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Jack.

Do the stabilizers on current AS work independently, or when they are lowered, do they go down in pairs, i.e. the two back the two front.
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They operate independently.

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Jack.

Thanks.

I am starting to see alot of cranking in my future....or a cordless drill fitted with a socket to fit over those bolt things.

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I haven't had much opportunity yet to run them up & down much, but when I have, they seem to run very quickly. If you look at the threaded rod or screw, you should see that the thread runs at a steep angle to the rod itself, while you won't get 'fine' adjustments, the aggressive thread will move the leg quickly.

I hope this makes sense to someone other then me.
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The thread does run pretty quickly so it really isn't a burden. I have seen some folks using cordless drills though.

Much to my surprise my Classic came equipped with powered stabilizer jacks. The only downside to them are that the controls for the curb side jacks are located on the street side next to the street side controls. It almost forces you to put a knee on the ground to get your head down low to watch the curb side jack lower itself.

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...cranking them up and down is my 8-year-old's favorite task for set up...

She would be crushed if I bought a drill to do it...unless I let her operate it...

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I like using the crank instead of a drill. I get a better feel for things. And I don't have to worry about another battery.
I use a wood block and crank it half way between when I can't
move the block and the trailer starts to elevate. I just had
the rear ones put on. I bet it will be a more involved process with 4 instead of 2 Dave
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