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Old 04-21-2013, 06:24 AM   #1
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I have only been camping for about 7 years now and I have been told a couple different things on how hard I should crank the siccor jacks down, I have been told to put them down till they are snug on the ground and I have been told to crank them down enough to raise the back of the camper up some and take some weight off the wheels. Problem is when I crank them down hard they never stay tight. Just seeing what some of you guys do or have found that has worked best.

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Old 04-21-2013, 06:49 AM   #2
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we go snug to ground. they are not designed to lift the weight of the camper. if they loosen them we tighten them again.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:33 AM   #3
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I crank them down pretty firm. If you are having movement in the camper that you don't like, then I suggest installing a set of stabilizers.
This is what I installed but there are different ones out there.

http://www.plugitright.com/RVStabilizer.html

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Old 04-21-2013, 07:39 AM   #4
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We always just snug em up pretty hard...use blocks of wood so they dont need to crank down so far to help with stabilization...
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x2 on wood blocks we use two 4x6 pieces of wood about 12" long (they might be 6x6 according to DH) under each stab jack. it allows them to have a wider stance and less wiggle.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:22 AM   #6
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I do what has been stated above but i am lazy so i use a drill motor set to LOW and crank them down as far as the motor will go. Two - three hours later i do it again because after a drive the tires are hot and the rig will settle some. I repeat the tightening on the chocks, wheel stabilizer and rear stabilizer and then everything stays tight.

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Old 04-21-2013, 12:03 PM   #7
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Thanks for letting me in on what you guys do. I too use a battery powered drill to lower the jacks, Stan I liked your idea about putting the drill on low and letting it go until the drill cant move it anymore. I usually use only a 2x6 to put under the jack, but I try using more blocks. I do plan on getting steady fast stabilizers soon. thanks again guys
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X2 on what Lloyd said....I use JT Strongarms...they work fabulous

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I do a little different than you guys. Went to Tractor Supply and bought horse feed buckets. They come in sets of two so I bought two sets. I removed the metal carrying bails. I now stack all four together and they take up very little room. When reaching campground, I put a bucket, upside down, under each scissor jack with a board on top and then let the jacks down. The buckets are very sturdy and don't crush like a regular bucket would. Works for me.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:29 AM   #10
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I use automible jack stands, they also stack nice
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