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Old 02-14-2017, 07:43 PM   #1
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Scissors type stabilizers

I saw a picture of a 2017 21' in another thread and was surprised that the stabilizers were not scissors type. I seem to remember from viewing some trailers during my research that they did have scissors stabilizers. The Escape site does indicate that type under the features tab. What's the scoop?

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At one time Escape received the wrong type of stabilizers ( scissor type ) from supplier, so they installed them on a few trailers. That may be what you saw.
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:55 PM   #3
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Could be or my memory of what I saw could be flawed. I'm still confused as to why the Escape site specifies "Front & Rear Scissor Stabilizer Jacks" unless my idea of a scissors and theirs is different.

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No, you are right; Escape trailers use a C-jack stabilizer. Seriously, someone in Chilliwack needs to update the website.
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Could be or my memory of what I saw could be flawed. I'm still confused as to why the Escape site specifies "Front & Rear Scissor Stabilizer Jacks" unless my idea of a scissors and theirs is different.
Does this help?

Most Escape trailers (pre-2014?) appear to have the original BAL "scissor" jacks:
BAL - Innovative Products for the RV Industry

Newer trailers (2014+?) appear to be using what is referred to by BAL as a C-Jack:
BAL - Innovative Products for the RV Industry

Like many things on their website their language under the Features tab was never updated to reflect a different type of stabilizer...but my guess is most people would never even notice.
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The Equalizer hitch under options is not the brand. It's actually Pro Series, or was.
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Does this help?

Most Escape trailers (pre-2014?) appear to have the original BAL "scissor" jacks:
BAL - Innovative Products for the RV Industry

Newer trailers (2014+?) appear to be using what is referred to by BAL as a C-Jack:
BAL - Innovative Products for the RV Industry

Like many things on their website their language under the Features tab was never updated to reflect a different type of stabilizer...but my guess is most people would never even notice.
Baglo was right; my 2010 17B had scissor jacks, but was a rare one-off for not too many around that time.

Met a 21 owner last month in AZ who wasn't happy when picking up the trailer to see a Pro Series rather than an Equalizer as he expected it to be based on the information at ETI's website. He had them remove it and bought the real McCoy.
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I believe Rubicon nailed it. The trailers I saw were pre 2014 so at least I'm not crazy. Thanks for the links also. I've always had scissors for stability but I'm open minded. I do like the compactness of the newer style but I bet they don't have the reach. I really like the Escape trailers( guess that's kind of obvious since I'm buying one) and I appreciate the efforts of the owners but I do wish the website were updated. I'd volunteer to do it for them but my computer skills are somewhere between weak and nonexistent.

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Baglo was right; my 2010 17B had scissor jacks, but was a rare one-off for not too many around that time.
Rossue, are you saying that all Escapes have typically had the C-Jack regardless of year and those of us with scissor jacks is just a rare occurrence due to a supply chain issue at ETI?
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At one time Escape received the wrong type of stabilizers ( scissor type ) from supplier, so they installed them on a few trailers. That may be what you saw.
Glenn is exactly right. Our 17B was one of those that has the scissor ones. Reace said the supplier sent the wrong ones, and rather than send them back he installed them for customers.
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