Front Stabilizer Jacks

Discussion in 'Stabilizing Your Camper' started by lynnmarie0123, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. WrkrBee

    WrkrBee Un-Supported Member

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    Drive the low wheel up on boards, interlocking pads, or other leveling device. Jacks can damage wires, plumbing, framework, floor, etc., if jack is used incorrectly.
     
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    Steveo4090 Well-Known Member

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    Like said above, its not a good option. The frames really aren't made for jacking like that. Use boards or lynx blocks or Anderson levelers. Bottle jacks especially are a bad idea because the camper can easily slip off it and serious damage and possible injury to people inside can happen.
     
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    kitphantom Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    We have used Lynx leveler blocks on both popups and our travel trailer. Our first pup was tiny, so we could have used a BAL only with an adaptation. The Lynx work very well for us, and we know, with some practice, how many to use from the look of the level bubble. We also use them under the stabilizers, to reduce extension and help on some surfaces. That first tiny popup used stack jacks, and pads of some sort helped there too.
     
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    And how people say GFI. What the heck is a GFI? I know what a GFCI is however
     
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    Same thing, gfi was the original designation gfci came later. But there the same animal.
     
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    It just bugs me. Even safety coordinators in construction say this.
     
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    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    Thats because they were taught gfi outlet. Then it changed. Lol. I say gfi also. So you probably can tell by the age of the person, with the terms they use.
     
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    They are both acceptable terms. Ground Fault Interrupter, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
     
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    Anthony Hitchings Well-Known Member

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    how about “fantastic use of technology” , they really are great devices in a small package
     
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