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Old 08-18-2011, 07:28 AM   #31
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Re: A Shout Out of Thanks to Anne H.

Hi: All... I just hope Anne H. doesn't mind a little spirited discourse on her "Thankyou Thread".
As in all things, opinions differ...and everyone has the right to theirs. Offering Y/MHO up can make it a target for those with other views.
I find the front independent electric landing gear and the rear BAL type stabilizers, on our 5.0, perform their jobs adequately. I do however add some form of pads on the ground for the feet to...land on.
If I had to replace the rear stabilizers I would certainly add the BAL brand to our Escape 5.0...but then again "That's only ME!!! Alf
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:39 PM   #32
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Firstly, apologies to Anne H. on the thread hijacking.


A cord of wood is 128 cubic feet, bushel is 1.2417 cubic feet.....just sayin'

I carry ten 2x6x10" treated boards, nicely beveled on the ends. This comes out to just under 1/2 cubic foot. I have lots of room to store, and it only takes less than a minute to set them up.

I would get a set of the Lego blocks if they weren't so stupidly expensive and an absolutely god awful colour.

We boondock most of the time, and you need the full area of one of these blocks most often on the base of the stabilizer or jack would sink into the ground.

I do wish the arms of the stabilizers were a bit longer, especially with the lift axles, though in hind sight I would not have gotten the lift axles. I have driven on some very rough trails and have never come close to having an issue.

I am interested to hear from Reace if the jacks lifting the trailer off the ground would be a concern as far as stress on the frame. Right now I would be a bit cautious, not really wanting to lift too much.



On a side note, my fridge quit recently on electric. Reace figures it is the electric thermostat, but I am just going to go to a local shop to have them check it out and fix it.
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If I had to replace the rear stabilizers I would certainly add the BAL brand to our Escape 5.0...but then again "That's only ME!!! Alf
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Yeah, me too. I really like the look of their products. The BAL X-chocks really took a lot of the bounce out of our trailer, but they are only an option with dual axles.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:52 PM   #34
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Folks, and Donna
All I said was wouldnt it be nice to have the option of scissors jacks to be able to level a trailer.
Doug

Hey, we're good! I wonder what buying the scissors jack you want from a wrecking yard would cost?
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:05 PM   #35
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Princess Auto (Spring and Summer 2011)

HEAVY DUTY RV SCISSOR JACK page 111

SKU 8180580 Weight 31.8 Lb

5,000 capacity

Min. 4" height 24" max.

Top bracket can be mounted to RV

Cost $99.99

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