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Old 11-21-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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Wow I can't believe I'm asking this 9 months...

,,,after ownership, but here goes.

Levelingjacks.

How much do you crank on them? It hasn't been a issue because all of the sites I've been to have had concrete pads which are pretty much level. But are you suppose to crank on them until the Airstream is level, or are they mainly just to support the frame for long periods of storage. Can you over crank them?

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Old 11-21-2010, 05:18 PM   #2
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,,,after ownership, but here goes.

Levelingjacks.

How much do you crank on them? It hasn't been a issue because all of the sites I've been to have had concrete pads which are pretty much level. But are you suppose to crank on them until the Airstream is level, or are they mainly just to support the frame for long periods of storage. Can you over crank them?

Thanks.

Shane
Shane,

Those aren't leveling jacks on your trailer. They are stabilizing jacks meant to take the rock and roll out of the trailer. You level the trailer from side to side with something under the tires. The front to back level is done with the hitch jack. Once level you drop the stabilizing jacks down to make the trailer secure from motion.

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Old 11-21-2010, 05:20 PM   #3
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Shane,

Those aren't leveling jacks on your trailer. They are stabilizing jacks meant to take the rock and roll out of the trailer. You level the trailer from side to side with something under the tires. The front to back level is done with the hitch jack. Once level you drop the stabilizing jacks down to make the trailer secure from motion.

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Thanks, thats the way I was treating it.

Figured that. didn't look sturdy.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:20 PM   #4
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You just use them to stabilize the trailer not to level it. You need to use leveling blocks to level it (look like legos). Sometime you need to use alot, we have two sets. Don't try to level your trailer with the stabilizers.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:21 PM   #5
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Support only. Just enough to stop unwanted motion, or rocking. I turn approx. 1/2 turn after contact with the ground. AND EQUALLY. It's really easy to put enough twist to have your door(depending upon location) not latch easily. If your on soft ground or even gravel, it may be necessary to re-tighten after several hours, or more, to maintain "good footing. They are not for leveling.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:24 PM   #6
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:37 PM   #7
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:18 PM   #8
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Hey Shane,

Our present AS has electric powered stabilizers, but our previous SOB's did not. I always carried an 18v screw driver with a 1/2 inch socket driver and the 3/4" socket to lower and raise the stabilizers. It made the whole process quick and easy. And to be honest, I think the system worked easier and faster than the system that I have now. I still carry the 18v drill as I find it handy for numerous applications while on the road.

Black Friday is coming up and the 18v drill may be a bargain at Ace hardware, Home Depot, etc.

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Hey Shane,

Our present AS has electric powered stabilizers, but our previous SOB's did not. I always carried an 18v screw driver with a 1/2 inch socket driver and the 3/4" socket to lower and raise the stabilizers. It made the whole process quick and easy. And to be honest, I think the system worked easier and faster than the system that I have now. I still carry the 18v drill as I find it handy for numerous applications while on the road.

Black Friday is coming up and the 18v drill may be a bargain at Ace hardware, Home Depot, etc.

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Thanks, Jim but I like the exercise of cranking the stabilizer jacks.

After they are down, well then I kn ow my job is done and time for a beer.

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Old 11-21-2010, 07:26 PM   #10
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Thanks, Jim but I like the exercise of cranking the stabilizer jacks.

After they are down, well then I kn ow my job is done and time for a beer.

Shane
OK Shane,

Now we're talkin'. Exercise ... then a beer. It just can't get any better than that. I hope we can enjoy a brew together sometime.

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Old 11-21-2010, 08:56 PM   #11
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Cool When to Lower the Stabilizers

Do not lower the stabilizers until after the Airstream has been leveled.

If you forget and the front of the Airstream required raising to level the Airstream, after the rear stabilizers are lowered, they could be over stressed and will be difficult (if not impossible) to raise.

Not so surprisingly, the same situation will occur with the front stabilizers if the Airstream is lowered at the front with the front stabilizers already in the down position.

Do not forget to raise all stabilizers before moving the Airstream.

Newbie mistakes - not necessarily.
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:39 PM   #12
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Glad I found this thread

I am a newbie AS owner. Haven't even picked it up yet. But, I've spent hours here in the forums.

I've learned a lot, and the information about the stabilizers was very good to find. I thought they were leveling jacks.

One thing I'd like to know, what's up with the 1 Rivet, 2 Rivet etc?

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Old 11-27-2010, 03:23 PM   #13
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I am a newbie AS owner. Haven't even picked it up yet. But, I've spent hours here in the forums.

I've learned a lot, and the information about the stabilizers was very good to find. I thought they were leveling jacks.

One thing I'd like to know, what's up with the 1 Rivet, 2 Rivet etc?

Thanks

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Rivet accumulation is covered in post #17 here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...tml#post613497

Yes, the forums are a great resource for those of us who have so much to learn...
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