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Old 03-24-2014, 01:16 AM   #21
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B@L stabilizers on the 21 and 19…some people mention jacks but they are all stabilizers….
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They are stabilizers not jacks...
I expect this is confusing people. "Stabilizer" and "jack" are not conflicting terms. Many stabilizing jacks (such as the Light Trailer Stabilizing Jacks that I have on my trailer) are not suitable for lifting - only stabilizing - but they are still jacks. Other very similar looking products of the same general design but with some differences in details (such as the C-Jack) are suitable for lifting to level (as well as stabilizing)... BAL calls them "leveling jacks".

And it's "BAL", not "B@L"
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:58 PM   #22
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Stabilizer jack base for "C" type
Easy install on 2013 Escape 19
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Old 03-25-2014, 02:48 PM   #23
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Brian, would the c-jack be OK? I was warned not to use the original ones on my 17B for lifting (not just stabilizing) as it would warp the frame. Is there sufficient bracing to prevent that in your opinion? If so, that would be an option to request.
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:36 PM   #24
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2009 -2012 escape tt's used lighter t-type stabilizers
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:17 PM   #25
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Brian, would the c-jack be OK? I was warned not to use the original ones on my 17B for lifting (not just stabilizing) as it would warp the frame. Is there sufficient bracing to prevent that in your opinion
It is the trailer structure which is the concern, since the C-jack is suitable for "fine leveling" (that is, lifting the trailer enough to level, rather than picking it right off the wheels). There are generally no issues with the bracing (the crossmember) because the jack foot is right under the frame. The remaining concern is whether the jacks are close enough to the axle position that the frame is not supported just at the ends, or twisting due to being supported further back on the low side (because that side needs more jack force); mine are as close as I could get them to the axle, and while the Escape position is a bit further back, I wouldn't be concerned about substantial load (but not the whole trailer weight) on them.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:39 PM   #26
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All the hardware is included. It takes 2 wrenches or a wrench and a pliers then you can install the pads.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:53 PM   #27
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When it comes to all molded towables (including 5th wheels), ALL this gets back to simple stuff. You level front to back at the front jack(s) and side-to-side at the wheels. Simple. Whether you spend money on fancy stuff or not... chunks of wood works... it's still about your needs and wants... Yeppers some of the stabilizers dig into the ground without some sort of pad.. wood, plastic or permanent...
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:10 AM   #28
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Thanks Donna for simplifying for those of us with zero experience in towing. My head quit spinning with your explanation of leveling. April 21 is our T-day!
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:10 PM   #29
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Stabilizer pads

If you are going to the Oregon Gatherng in Bandon, I will have some of the new stabilizer pads with me for sale.
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Stabilizer jack base for "C" type
Easy install on 2013 Escape 19
Escape charged $25 to add these to my 21 build sheet.
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