Lol, i found all my paperwork in my camper, including the brochures, way cool. As for the stabs, the colman lift system is conected to the frame, if you over crank a stabilizer it can cause resistance when lifting the top. This is not to say it will, but can. So why take a chance? You are of course good to do what you want, but for me , i dont want to maybe have to do a repair. I have enough stuff to do!