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Old 09-03-2015, 01:59 PM   #41
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I have noticed that unless I am parked on concrete, the rear stabilizer jacks sink far enough into the ground after a few days to reduce the stabilizing effect. I put a piece of wood under each jack when I crank it down but the jacks still seem to sink enough that I can feel that the trailer is rocking a bit and I have to tighten the jacks. The manual handle works fine to give them a little more crank.
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:02 PM   #42
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Do you have feet on the legs, something like these?
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:11 PM   #43
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I have the high-lift axle on my 17 so I have to use Lynx lego blocks on the rear stabilizers. I also use them on the front but can get away without them, depending on the terrain.
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:17 PM   #44
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Stabilizers

We have a 2010 19 ft Escape. It has the aftermarket round, pivoting discs which I really like.
I pulled it around to the front driveway so Rita could wash it today. I put the stabilizers down using the ETI supplied crank. Took a total of 90 seconds and if you know me, you know I don't move very fast. A fella who had electric jacks on his new rig came over to where we were camped just after we got the Escape and gave me a hex driver. I am not sure it would even fit the stabilizers, don't know where I put it and surely would not modify anything to use it. I need all the exercise I can get.
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Old 09-04-2015, 09:24 AM   #45
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I also have a 17 with the high lift axle. I got tired of stacking Leggo blocks under the stabilizers each stop, and added a 5" section of 4'X4" cedar fence post to each stabilizer. Saves cranking, and provides a foot. They don't limit clearance on the rear, and while they are the lowest point in the front, they have never bottomed while driving.
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:00 PM   #46
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I also have a 17 with the high lift axle. I got tired of stacking Leggo blocks under the stabilizers each stop, and added a 5" section of 4'X4" cedar fence post to each stabilizer. Saves cranking, and provides a foot. They don't limit clearance on the rear, and while they are the lowest point in the front, they have never bottomed while driving.
Does ETI offer extended range stabilizers with the high lift axle? I have a 17B with high lift on order. There seem to be lots of 30" stabilizers available.
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:59 PM   #47
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Does ETI offer extended range stabilizers with the high lift axle? I have a 17B with high lift on order. There seem to be lots of 30" stabilizers available.
Those are scissors jacks; Escape uses single-leg jacks (BAL C-Jack or Deluxe jacks). Yes, there are multiple lengths available, but I don't know if Escape supplies longer jacks when a lift (spacer) is ordered. Since the jacks are welded on, it would be good to get the longer ones installed during the original construction.
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:12 AM   #48
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Those are scissors jacks; Escape uses single-leg jacks (BAL C-Jack or Deluxe jacks). Yes, there are multiple lengths available, but I don't know if Escape supplies longer jacks when a lift (spacer) is ordered. Since the jacks are welded on, it would be good to get the longer ones installed during the original construction.
Thanks. I was almost certain the 17B I looked at a year or 2 ago had scissor jacks. I recall being disappointed because I really liked the welded on BAL single leg stabilizers I had used for 11 seasons with my last trailer. It had a 22" frame height and only on the most extreme sites did I ever have to augment their reach.

I went back to the ETI page looking for a photo, found none but under the features section for the 17s under Chassis it says
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The photo of the attached cedar blocks posted by @Vermilye a few posts ago seems to show single leg stabilizers.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:40 PM   #49
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I assume that early 17's (and 5.0) had scissor jacks (although the first one I saw in 2006 had single-leg jacks); however, all recent Escapes and photos of Escapes that I have seen show single-leg jacks, and all the discussions I've read match the photos. Unfortunately some of the items on the Escape web site are out of date. We hit this same issue with the 5.0TA: the web page says scissor jacks, but no one has them (they have single-leg jacks).

Although Escape has only been around for a few years (okay, a dozen now), there have been many detail changes, as I would expect. Looking back I 2006 photos, I noticed a few components are different.

Single-leg jacks resist side-to-side wiggle better than scissor jacks; both keep the trailer from bouncing up and down
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