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Old 05-25-2011, 11:38 AM   #1
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I just got a 41' zinger destination trailer, first time owner. I am keeping it at a campsitepermanentlydespite the wheels but I can't figure out how to get the sucker level! Any tips? Can any weight be on those stabilizers? They were adamant about telling me that they aren't "jacks" and shouldn't have any weight on them, but if they are truly stabilizing, some weight will be on them, right?

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Old 05-25-2011, 11:47 AM   #2
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The stabilizers can take weight but not more than real snug when adjusting. I have manual jacks and crank them as tight as I can go by hand.

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Old 05-25-2011, 12:43 PM   #3
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if you're going to leave it there I would set it on piers-- 4 or 5 each side. Place a patio slab down first and stack a few bricks then use blocks of wood (2x6s, plywood and shims) for fine tuning. It would be a good idea to support the slide outs too. A good tool to make it easier is a farm jack.



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What's a farm jack?



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Farm Jack, or FARMER Jack?
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First you level side to side with boards under the tires. Then you level front to back with the tongue jack. Then lower the stabalizing jacks and snug them, make sure you use a board under the stab. jack foot. You will have to check them every so often to make sure they are tight as the ground will compact and then they will get loose again.



The piers is the best way to set up this kind oftrailer though IMO.Edited by: fixit5561
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what do you mean by piers? like build up under wheels and make it higher? why?
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Have you ever seen under a mobile home in a mobile home park? The trailer is up on piers and the tires and axles are removed from the mobile home. Piers are a type of foundation, which usually are stacks of bricks and wood so the trailer has a sturdy foundation, stabalized by the piers. You would only need about 6 of them built under that trailer to have it be very sturdy.

You will build up under the tires with wood, or lynx levelers, or anything else you chose to use to drive up onto untill you get the trailer level side to side.
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I see, well that will be difficult since i don't have anything to pull this thing with....i think the guy that owns the campgrounds/marina has a bobcat, he might be able to help me out. right now we have cinder blocks under the stabiliizers and the wheels aer on concrete...



any comment on which stabilizers might help the side to side movement?
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any comment on which stabilizers might help the side to side movement?[/QUOTE]

A set of these or a similar brand would probably solve that problem.

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farm jack (thats what they're called up here in Canada)... I think I have heard the name jack-all used before too. I guess they are similar to those old ratcheting car bumper jacks.
But anyway, I meant to say a bottle jack. The farm jacks are really only good for closing manual slideouts. I've done a few trailers at the local trailer park with my brother... he's actually the expert... or you could say he's the brains and I'm the muscle of the operation...
...but thats how we did them. the first one I did with him was 3 years (or canadian winters) ago and they stand more level than my house




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