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Old 04-21-2008, 10:29 PM   #1
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repairing bent stablizer jack

When we pulled away from the campsite one of the rear stablizer jack was not (evidently ) up all the way for clearance of the concrete parking stop slab. So now I have a stablizer with a 70 bent pad
Does anyone know how to fix this without buying a new one? ideas so far are sledge hammer or crowbar but there is a risk of damage to the gears on the stablizer .. Help!
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:29 AM   #2
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I did the same thing a few years ago. I straightened it as much as I could with a crowbar. It's still bent a little and is isn't as smooth as the others but it still works.
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:12 PM   #3
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I tried the crowbar and a sledge hammer but to no solution or straightening of the bent side
So I broke down and bought a new one from the dealership here in town, actually cheaper than from catalog brand. Plus, I didn't pay shipping.
Hard lesson to swallow but we'll check the concrete slabs going and coming off the pad from now on.
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:59 PM   #4
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My 2553 drags far too easily. I followed Hutch's example by having my dealer remove the drag bars and replace them with caster wheels. This helps tremenously. However, I almost bent my stabilizer jacks when I tried to back up the barn hill. My barn doors are high enough to accommodate the trailer, but the bank is too steep. Luckily the ground was soft and I stopped before the jacks bent. On concrete or asphalt, the caster wheels would have protected the jacks.
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