Rear Support Stands

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  1. starcraft

    starcraft New Member

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    Hi guys, how do you put down the rear support stands on the Starcraft Astrolite trailer? The trailer is too low that the support stands cannot be pulled down. Do you need to jack up the rear of the trailer up first using a car jack? Thanks.
     
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    Flipped in NH New Member

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    We don’t have this model but on our old PUP, we have to lower the tongue almost to get he ground, put the rear stabilizers down and then crank the front back up to put the the front ones down.
     
  3. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    What ^^ said. My old Jayco was the same way. Had to lower the tongue to be able to swing the stabilizer down in the back. Just be careful you are not taking pressure off the trailer tires if you use the stabilizers. A couple campsites I had to raise the camper tires on both sides in order to use the stabilizers as designed.
     
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    Solve this problem permanently by replacing the swing down stabs with screw type.
     
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    kitphantom Well-Known Member

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    First, remember that they are stabilizers, not levelers. They simply stabilize the camper once you have leveled it with your choice of method. *
    Our first pup only had stabilizers on the back, maybe the same type as yours. By the time we owned it, they were definitely of no use - one was missing a part, the other was on backwards. (Hint as to the work the original owner did.) We just used stack jacks, which had the advantage, with that tiny & low pup, of being able to use then where they fit best for that site. On the front, we used them on the A-frame.

    *[We stick with simple things for leveling - Lynx leveler blocks under the low tires, front to back with the tongue jack. We may use Lynx blocks under the stabs on really sloped sites, since our TT, and the popup we had before, are fairly high, unlike our first pup. We also use them on may surfaces so the stabs don't sink, even with sand pads the blocks help.]
     
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