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Old 03-26-2007, 10:16 AM   #1
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Stabalizer Jacks

On our PUP, we had the 'crank down' type of jacks. Easy, you crank them down until they touch, give them a half a turn more, your done!

On the Que (and I assume all Sunlines), we have the kind that flip down, and the extend out. On our maiden voyage, we had trouble getting the right length for the Jacks. They were either too short, and we wiggled, or I was afraid they were supporting the weight of the trailer.

Is there a 'trick' to properly adjusting the height of these types of jacks?

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Old 03-26-2007, 12:28 PM   #2
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We take little 6x6" pieces of plywood along for this purpose. If we need to we can slip one under the stabilizers if we're in that situation. DH painted them black with oil based paint so they won't warp from ground moisture.

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Old 03-26-2007, 01:01 PM   #3
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We have been camping in a PU for several years and the jacks on it just dropped down and then I used a small bar to add a little weight and level it. The jacks on our 2004 2499 that we bought in Dec crank straight down to the ground never a problem. One thing for sure I would never drop jacks down right onto the ground. I always take at least a 2x4" or 2x6 to put under the jack so they won't get messed up or sink in soft unstable ground.

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Old 03-26-2007, 02:03 PM   #4
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yes, we have the wood pieces, but we were still either too short or too long. I think we will end up buying a set of crank downs....
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:14 PM   #5
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Lynx Levelers are worth their weight in gold!! Oops, they don't hardly weigh anything , so I guess they are worth more than their weight in gold!!

Our brother-in-law suggested we get these and we have found them to be very easy to use, stable, and as I said above, light-weight. They can be connected together length-wise and/or stacked for height. They snap together so they don't slip. We have used them under the tires, jacks, and tongue jack. We carry two bags of ten levelers and one set of chocks.

We got the levelers at Wal-Mart and the Chocks at our RV Dealer.

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