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Old 11-23-2013, 05:49 PM   #41
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With the scissors jack I used a 18 volt cordless drill with the same 3/4 socket. It made quick work. With the stabilizer jack will I want to do the same thing?
Yes you will, same size.
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Old 11-23-2013, 05:50 PM   #42
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Under the features section on the 21 it states that it has front and rear scissor stabilizer jacks. They may not be heavy enough to actually lift the trailer
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Old 11-23-2013, 05:54 PM   #43
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Under the features section on the 21 it states that it has front and rear scissor stabilizer jacks. They may not be heavy enough to actually lift the trailer
I think both types can use the scissor name due to the way they open and close- confusing. And probably based on their capacity and the weight of the trailer/RV, both could in some instances be stabilizing only... more confusion.
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:20 PM   #44
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They look like the ones in thoer's post (40) to me....
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:26 PM   #45
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There maybe an issue with your torsion suspension if you try to level your trailer side to side with scissors jacks, raising the trailer but not the suspension to a point where the trailer may be level but the wheels and torsion axle on high side are fully compressed whereas the wheels/axle on the low side are fully extended. Using wheel levelers would not cause this issue. Just a thought.
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:40 PM   #46
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There maybe an issue with your torsion suspension if you try to level your trailer side to side with scissors jacks, raising the trailer but not the suspension to a point where the trailer may be level but the wheels and torsion axle on high side are fully compressed whereas the wheels/axle on the low side are fully extended. Using wheel levelers would not cause this issue. Just a thought.
Jim - I always use all 4 to some degree, so I don't think that should be the case as even on the low side there is at least some lifting with the Jack. Does that make sense? And if it is really far off I use my Legos! LOL
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:55 PM   #47
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From your picture I am assuming we are seeing a frame for a new 21? That rear stabilizer is close to the axle. Glad I will be sleeping in the front, there could be quite some movement in the rear of the trailer.

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We were close to delivery dates on our trailers and I believe you were also given the scissors as original equipment. Even if they do hang lower they are a substantial jack. I liked them. At the same time they were probably over the top in what they needed to do. When I replaced the lost jack (somewhere in nighttime Nebraska) I tried to find what brand they were. All the labels had been removed, there was not a name showing anywhere. I did get a 24 inch replacement that fit fine, it just had different thread pattern and it takes for ever to raise and lower. No brand name on the replacement either.

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Old 11-23-2013, 07:00 PM   #48
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With that rear overhang way past the stabilizer, it might give real credence to the "If the trailer is a rockin', don't come a knockin'" stickers I have seen.....
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:39 PM   #49
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From your picture I am assuming we are seeing a frame for a new 21? That rear stabilizer is close to the axle. Glad I will be sleeping in the front, there could be quite some movement in the rear of the trailer.

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I suppose that depends on how much you weigh & what you're doing in the dinette - that's the only thing behind the rear stabs. I doubt Norma, the Girls & I will be picking up the front 3/4s of the trailer much.
The frame pic is the one Reace posted as the first 21s were being built. Current production might be different if he experienced too much wobble on this trip in one last summer.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:57 PM   #50
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I borrowed Dave&Kathie's camping picture. You can see where the BAL levers are mounted based on the orange legos in this picture. There were a bunch of us in the trailer at one time during their open house and I don't remember it being the least bit bouncy.
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