Can I replace the swing-down stabilizers with crank-downs on my 01 Coleman Taos

Discussion in 'Stabilizing Your Camper' started by qswv, May 1, 2014.

  1. qswv

    qswv New Member

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    Hello!

    My swing down stabilizers are janky from a previous owner. Can I replace these 3 compromised stabilizerss with more secure crank down stabilizers, without welding?

    THANKS!
     
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    jwrober Member

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    Can you post some pics of how the existing are mounted? The answer is maybe depending on what the frame looks like and where you think you want to put them.
     
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    efehser New Member

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    The short answer is yes. I used these.

    The slightly longer answer involves removing the old jacks. On my Jayco they are welded on, and removal is a PITA. I've heard Coleman bolted the swing downs on their campers which would make that a lot easier.
     
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    I did it! Great improvement!!! My Coleman had the swing down stabilizers bolted on, made removal fairly easy - one of the bolts spun inside the metal it was mounted to, but I got it.

    I used these:

    http://tweetys.com/crossframestabilizingjacks.aspx

    But found them for half that price....well worth the cost.
     
  5. qswv

    qswv New Member

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    Sorry, I've never posted photos before. I see the insert photo icon, but I'm still not correctly inserting a photo. If anyone has any advice on how to do so, I'd gladly post some pix.

    The stabilizers are mounted with two bolts, so I assume I can remove them, but I'm not sure how any other stabilizer would fit. The current stabilizer array is two in the rear and one one the front (the other side is "stabilized" with the wheel jack)

    Thanks for any assistance!
     
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