What? Stabilizers down after the top is up?

Discussion in 'Stabilizing Your Camper' started by MyName, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. f5moab

    f5moab Retired from the Federal Government

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    Wow that's an intelligent reply.
     
  2. 1380ken

    1380ken Well-Known Member

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    A level trailer on flat earth is much more important than whether your stabilizers are down or not.
     
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  3. giadiep

    giadiep Active Member

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    Totally agree.
     
  4. giadiep

    giadiep Active Member

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    Totally agree.
     
  5. Boatnman

    Boatnman Well-Known Member

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    To keep this discussion going...Why does it have to be flat earth? o_O

    I don't think permanent damage to the frame is the issue, it's more about the racking of the frame during setup. As Raycfe pointed out, some people think the stabilizers are to be used as jacks. Jacking up a corner (by over stabilizing) and then raising the roof could cause the frame to flex enough that the door doesn't fit. As BelchFire said, Fleetwood/Coleman wants the trailer to be level and not stabilized when raising the roof to avoid undue stress on the lift system. Since other manufacturers use other lift systems, the setups probably won't be the same. Using the method in the Owner's Manual is the proper method.
     
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