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Comparing Trailer Jacks and Stabilizers

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Hi. I was thinking about using scissor jacks to take the weight off the tires during storage, as well as stabilization during camping. If my trailer only weighs 3,200 is there another reason why I cant pick up the whole thing? Our trailer is a Kz Spree Escape e16brt. Thanks

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Jacks and stabilizers differ in that jacks like # PSEA20000103 are intended to lift part/all of the trailer tongue weight while stabilizer jacks like Ultra-Fab Ultra Scissor Jacks # UF48-979002 are intended to support weight and prevent motion (but not to do actual lifting).

Even though these stabilizers are each rated for 6500-lbs (far more than your camper's actual weight) you do not want to use them to lift the trailer. Keep in mind that the mounting point where you install them also has to have the capacity for the weight load you'd be putting on it.

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