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Old 02-19-2020, 10:15 AM   #1
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Drooping Stabilizer?

Just returned from a 9 day trip and noticed something odd. After 2-300 miles the (Escape original) left rear stabilizer had come down about 1/2 way (6-8"). I do not see how this can happen with a screw mechanism, but it does. It only happens with that one stabilizer.

Is there a solution short of bungee cord or velcro? I do not want to take a chance on grounding out the stabilizer while moving and ripping it off.
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Old 02-19-2020, 11:17 AM   #2
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Is there any damage to it, has it been hit or bent or over tightened/extended? Perhaps worn out?
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Old 02-19-2020, 01:33 PM   #3
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There is no apparent damage. It operates as it should, and maintains tension when down on the ground. Am not sure what there is to wear out, it is just a simple screw device. Normally a screw has sufficient friction to resist movement due to vibration.


Anyone else had this happen?
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Old 02-19-2020, 01:42 PM   #4
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Just returned from a 9 day trip and noticed something odd. After 2-300 miles the (Escape original) left rear stabilizer had come down about 1/2 way (6-8"). I do not see how this can happen with a screw mechanism, but it does. It only happens with that one stabilizer.

Is there a solution short of bungee cord or velcro? I do not want to take a chance on grounding out the stabilizer while moving and ripping it off.
The threads obviously don't generate enough friction to prevent the screw from turning due to vibration. I would just spray a bit of lube on it followed by a handful of dust to gunk up the threads a bit, and everything should be fine.
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Old 02-19-2020, 01:58 PM   #5
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My thoughts exactly. Just never heard of the problem before.
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Old 02-19-2020, 08:48 PM   #6
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When you put them to the top give them 1/2 turn or a bit more to lock them in place under tension . That's what I do on my 17.
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