Using scissors jacks instead of stabilizer jacks

Discussion in 'Stabilizing Your Camper' started by JayGoCamper, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. JayGoCamper

    JayGoCamper Member

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    I have spent this week working my way through the hookup and set up of my NTU PUP. There are two aspects of set up that I can manage, but could also make a good bit easier. One is the crank process, but I understand that a 12v. cordless drill and a socket wrench will facilitate that.

    The other is dropping the stabilizer jacks, which requires getting on my knees and reaching under the camper. Could I use two pair of these instead and leave them in the TV until I need them?
     
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    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    Anyway to move the existing stabilizers out from under the camper a little further?
     
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    Toedtoes Well-Known Member

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    I had similar with my TT and hated them. I ended up using a couple bottle jacks for stabilizing. Quicker and easier to raise and lower.
     
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    As long as you aren't using them to level the pup, you should be fine.
     
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    Just make sure you have good points to place the jacks. Big frame members, no wood or small frame cross bars.
     
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    I suppose it could be done, WrkrBee, with the right tools, and some elbow grease, but I'm looking for an easy fix.
     
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    Thanks, Toedtoes. Off to the auto supply store I go!
     
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    Thanks Bike! LMAO at your sig line!
     
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    Gotcha. look for the big iron stuff, not the small. Will do.
     
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    Toedtoes Well-Known Member

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    It's good to have them around anyway. I got a couple 20-ton which moved into my clipper when I got rid of the TT. When I backed the clipper over a boulder and needed to raise it to get back over the boulder without gutting the fuel and black tanks, those two jacks came in REAL handy!

    When I got the FnR, I bought two more and keep them in the Durango.
     

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