I know the IDT lift system is fragile. So I want to do everything I can to prolong its life before I have to repair it or replace it with a c & r system or hydraulic. For those of you who do not know the IDT lift does not use ANY cables just springs in tubes. It was only made for two years. Totally self contained and requires no lube. The company was sued out of existence for the failure of their system and warranty claims. Mine has all of the recall work done to it (or the camper was produced after the recall) with the round hole, brake and chain idler, and lift support safety poles. My Owner's Manual makes no mention of the stabilizers at all. Meaning the MFR doesn't tell the order to put the top up in relation to them. I have 4 attached BAL stabilizers one at each corner. Is top up stabs down for raising and stabs up top down for lowering the correct order for this system? I would like to hear from another Viking owner with the IDT system or anyone familiar with this system.