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    Posted: 01 Jun 2009 at 12:54pm
Can someone please clarify whether or not the rear stabilizers can be used as leveling jacks? If not, what's everyone out there using to level their pod? Thanks! 
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Terri,
We buckled ours on the first outing. Thinking that they were strong enough to level. My opinion is that they can not be used to level with weight. They are good to stabilize only.
In maintenance and tips (I think) or Misc. I posted pictures of where we changed our standard stabilizers for scissor jacks. They increased the stability 100% not to mention combined weight lifting of 4,000#. Star
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It is highly recommended that you don't use these for leveling.  To level mine,  I unhook, then pull the car away.  The I lower the front jack until the rig is level.  Then I put the stabilizers down to keep it from tipping.

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Thanks to you both for the responses. I'm going to look into getting the scissor jacks installed. Stan and Linda, do you happen to remember what type jack/manufacturer you used? The lower jack does just fine for leveling the pod from front to back- its leveling from side-to-side that I'm having issues with.
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Somebody went to a junk yard and got a couple of scissor jacks from cars.  They got a good deal.  Just an idea.

Another thing that you can do is get a socket that will fit the end of the levelers or jacks and use a cordless drill to run them up and down.  Much faster!

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Terri,
We acquired ours from some old police cruisers. They are Ford/Lincoln scissor jacks. Like Terry said you can pick them up at junk yards or new through part house.
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Originally posted by jherald02 jherald02 wrote:

It is highly recommended that you don't use these for leveling.  To level mine,  I unhook, then pull the car away.  The I lower the front jack until the rig is level.  Then I put the stabilizers down to keep it from tipping.
That is exactly how you should do it... they are not designed to support the weight of the trailer...
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  Side to side leveling should I believe be done with supports under the wheels. I haven"t seen that mentioned.      David
                                                                                                                  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yizit Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 2009 at 3:49pm
We bought the Bal Light Trailer Tire leveler from http://www.jcwhitney.com.  It works great for side to side leveling.  My husband loves it.  So easy to use.
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