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    Posted: 15 Aug 2011 at 7:14pm
I LOVE the new scissor jacks on the 2012's. The only problem is that I have to back into my driveway at an angle so as to not scrap the jacks.  If they could mount to a studded post so that with a 1/2 rotation they could be taken off it would be great!!!

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Have you thought about putting risers on you Pod.  If you don't have them that would be 1 way to avoid scrapping.  Besides, it makes dumping your tanks easier.
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I just put the axle risers on my pod last night. I agree the R pods sit a little low without them, and it was making me a bit nervous. I also just changed TVs and my new TV's receiver is about 3"higher than the old one, which was pitching the rear of the pod even more. Adding the extra axle height helped level the Pod without having to buy a new drop bar for my E2 hitch. Installing the risers wasn't difficult to do - you just need jack stands, a floor jack, and the proper sockets. It probably took me 45 minutes per side.

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I had axle risers put on my pod about a month after I bought it because it was scarping going in and out of driveways, and the risers do help for dumping your tanks as well, but your r-dome will be a little higher where it is connected to the pod and the skirt will be off the ground more; although this is not a real problem as far as I’m concerned.

 

My 2010 171 only came with only one stabilizer on the rear and two on the front so I put a jack on the rear where it was missing to help better stabilize my pod when camping.

 

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Ugh, what is an axle riser?



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This is an axle riser, it raises your trailer by 3 3/4".
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vallgrlx2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2012 at 12:14am
Thanks for the helpful photo. Having the additional height does make sense!



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If you do not want to raise your trailer and center of gravity, you can also install trailer skid wheels on the back to stop the rear of the trailer from "digging in" or scraping the rear stabilizers.
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[QUOTE=Vallgrlx2]Ugh, what is an axle riser?



Thank you for asking that! :)  Though I knew what they did, I wondered what they were.  I'm wondering if most of you who are putting those on have higher profile vehicles?  I too drive a Highlander which sits lower than a truck or larger SUV.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote anchorout Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2013 at 1:17am
To answer the original question, many rv suppliers offer jack mounts that allow the scissor jacks to be easily removed when not needed.  Part one is screwed to the chassis and part two bolts to the jack.  The two slide together or slide apart as needed.
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