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Old 07-03-2019, 03:32 PM   #1
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19’ High lift axle stabilizer jacks height?

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I’m wondering if (when on level ground) the stabilizer jacks reach the ground when an Escape 19 is equipped with the high lift axle option?
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:20 PM   #2
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They reach the ground on my high lift 21, but you need to do lots of cranking, and with some slopes, they will be straight up, which limits stability. I added 4"X4" blocks to the sand pads on my stabilizers. Haven't had a clearance problem, and it saves cranking.
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I have high-lift on my 17B and use Lynx blocks. It takes four or five of them at the rear and two or three at the front.
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They reach the ground on my high lift 21, but you need to do lots of cranking, and with some slopes, they will be straight up, which limits stability. I added 4"X4" blocks to the sand pads on my stabilizers. Haven't had a clearance problem, and it saves cranking.
Thanks for the info ... much appreciated.
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:29 PM   #5
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I have high-lift on my 17B and use Lynx blocks. It takes four or five of them at the rear and two or three at the front.
Thanks too for the info ... much appreciated.
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short answer--on an Escape 19--yes.

I guess you could use a pile of stabilizer blocks to reduce the amount of cranking. I just use one, as a pad to keep the foot of the jack out of the dirt, sand, gravel, whatever.
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Thanks Seneca, for your info specific to the 19
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:13 PM   #8
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I have the sand pads that were an option from ETI and then I use these bed risers. It is convenient to use just the 5" on the back stabilizers and the 3" on the front of my 17A high lift. But I have been in places where I used the two together on the back. https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sto...ord=bed-risers. If there's gravel I often put a piece of insulite under the sand pad to absorb any unevenness.

My friend with a 17B high lift has these single ones at half the price.
https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sto...ord=bed-risers

It not only saves cranking, but the longer the stabilizers are extended the less stable the trailer is.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:23 PM   #9
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I have the sand pads that were an option from ETI and then I use these bed risers. It is convenient to use just the 5" on the back stabilizers and the 3" on the front of my 17A high lift. But I have been in places where I used the two together on the back. https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sto...ord=bed-risers. If there's gravel I often put a piece of insulite under the sand pad to absorb any unevenness.

My friend with a 17B high lift has these single ones at half the price.
https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sto...ord=bed-risers

It not only saves cranking, but the longer the stabilizers are extended the less stable the trailer is.
Thanks h2owmn
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19’ High lift axle stabilizer jacks height?

I will add a caveat to previous answers. The stabilizer jacks will reach the ground on a high-axle 19...when the trailer is parked on *level* ground. Or levelish.

If you ever set up on a steeper incline they may not reach. In which case you can use whatever spacers you prefer. We carry Anderson levelers for the wheels, but also carry the orange Trilynx LEGO-style blocks - work well for tongue jack, stabilizers, and sometimes better than the Andersons (eg slippery surfaces) on wheels. And we also carry four 4x6x8 blocks of wood, useful mostly for stabilizers or tongue jack.

Every campsite is different. Sometimes we use nothing. Sometimes we use everything. Sometimes we leave the tug attached and put blocks under its rear wheels (slightly nose-down sites when we don’t want or need to unhitch).

Pic of our multipurpose blocks that can be 4”, 6” or 8” levelers, depending on which way you turn them. Easy to make. IMG_1746.jpg
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Thanks sclifrickson,
4x6’s and LEGO type blocks seem like a good idea for a variety of applications.
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We have a 19 with the high-lift axle. Like others have said, the stabilizer jacks reach level ground just fine. But more often than not, we add blocks when setting up. And we always use sand pads. -Tom
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We have a 19 with the high-lift axle. Like others have said, the stabilizer jacks reach level ground just fine. But more often than not, we add blocks when setting up. And we always use sand pads. -Tom
Thanks Tom,
I’ll grab some sand pads too.
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I think what you will require depends on where you camp. If you camp in an RV resort, you're unlikely to need extra blocks. But if you prefer fishing lakes to heated pools, you'll need to adapt. I had to dig a small hole for a wheel at this spot.
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:30 PM   #15
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Good point gbaglo, and thanks.
I’ll probably do both ... so will carry some extra blocks.
Nice photo you posted
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Yeah.. we end up with this once - 19 with high lift axle, outside joshua tree south entrance
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Good one caddoster. Nice photo, thanks for sharing
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two packs of the Trilynx give you enough for almost any situation, and get a set of the caps for them too, makes a better surface for both the tongue jack and stabilizers.
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two packs of the Trilynx give you enough for almost any situation, and get a set of the caps for them too, makes a better surface for both the tongue jack and stabilizers.
Thanks for the info John in Santa Cruz,
I'll get the caps also.
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Ditto on the caps. I'm going to have to make one out of plywood. The jack post has carved its initials into a couples.
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