Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 

Go Back   Keystone RV Forums > Keystone Fleet | Keystone RV Models > Travel Trailers
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-03-2014, 10:15 AM   #1
jkoons
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Aurora
Posts: 29
Stabilizers

Do the scissor jack stabilizers work best kept short or extended out more ?

Thanks Jerry
__________________

jkoons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 10:30 AM   #2
JRTJH
Site Team
 
JRTJH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Gaylord
Posts: 20,666
The farther you extend them the less stability they provide. Most people use blocks under them and only extend them less than "half way" when possible.
__________________

__________________
John



2015 F250 6.7l 4x4
2014 Cougar X Lite 27RKS
JRTJH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 11:52 AM   #3
GaryWT
Senior Member
 
GaryWT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: MA
Posts: 3,153
We put are extra linx levelers under the corners after we have leveled side to side. We generally have the extended 1/4 to 1/2.
__________________
2013 Premier 31BHPR
2014 F350 6.2L
Soon to be just DW and I
GaryWT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 12:47 PM   #4
therink
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 1,605
They may be heavy but I carry 6 x 6 treated deck post cut into 12" sections. These work real well at rear scissors. I also installed a set of Bal locking stabilizer bars on my rear scissors. Males them essentially movement free.
__________________
Steve Rinker
Rochester, NY
2013 Outback Sydney 340FBH (12,280 lbs loaded-scale)

2015 GMC Sierra Denali 3500HD, SRW, Duramax, CC, SB (payload 3700)

https://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/...65/340FBH1.jpg
therink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 02:41 PM   #5
lspajm
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 96
The lynx levelers are plastic and have some give. Use wood blocks they do not give like the plastic made in China junk.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
__________________
Andrew Miller
Lancaster, PA
2011 Keystone Passport 3220BH Limited Edition
2010 Ford F-250 Diesel FX4, Crew Cab, 6.5 ft bed
lspajm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 06:42 AM   #6
ErraticAKn
Junior Member
 
ErraticAKn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Alaska
Posts: 27
I was able to pick up a treated 8' 6x2 at home depot for about $3.00. In the lumber section ask if they have any "warped" boards - they are usually 70% off. I had it cut in to 1' sections for stabilizing blocks.
ErraticAKn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 06:49 AM   #7
chuckster57
Site Team
 
chuckster57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Modesto
Posts: 13,395
Quote:
Originally Posted by lspajm View Post
The lynx levelers are plastic and have some give. Use wood blocks they do not give like the plastic made in China junk.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

I've used them since 2009 and have not found them to have any "give". Even with my previous fiver (Jayco 323RKS) weighing in at about 12,000 lbs. Under the tires for side to side and under the rear stabs.
__________________

2012 Copper Canyon 273FWRET being towed by a 1994 Ford F350 CC,LB,Dually diesel.
Airlift 5000 bags, Prodigy brake control, 5 gauges on the pillar.Used to tow a '97 Jayco 323RKS.

Now an RVIA registered tech. Retired from Law enforcement in 2008 after 25+ yrs.
chuckster57 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2014, 04:27 PM   #8
Signguy71
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Ohio
Posts: 58
I seen a guy last weekend adjust them and marked them with chalk. He came back later and check them.

Anyone know what he was doing or looking for?
Signguy71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2014, 04:32 PM   #9
therink
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 1,605
Not sure but sounds like a case of paranoia to me.
__________________
Steve Rinker
Rochester, NY
2013 Outback Sydney 340FBH (12,280 lbs loaded-scale)

2015 GMC Sierra Denali 3500HD, SRW, Duramax, CC, SB (payload 3700)

https://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/...65/340FBH1.jpg
therink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2014, 05:06 PM   #10
hankaye
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Arrey,
Posts: 2,353
Howdy,

I use some 1/2 concrete blocks (bought them that way),
I place them with the hole up (they are stronger that way
ask a mason), and cover them with a 10" length of 2"X6",
no problems

hankaye
__________________

__________________
Striving for a less complicated life since 1949 ...

Home: 2008 Cougar 278 RKS
T.V.: 2004 F-250 4X4, Level III BulletProofed , Detroit Tru-Track Differential (915A550)
Dog: 2006 Border Collie (Rascal) aka Maximum fur dispersal unit. (08/04/2006 - 12/16/2017) RIP.
hankaye is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates in any way. Keystone RVģ is a registered trademark of the Keystone RV Company.


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×