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Jacks for Lifting and Lowering 5th Wheel RV Camper

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I have a 2014 KZ Durango 336RE 5th wheel with Reico-Titan electric Jacks and a Lippert control panel. The leveling system is frequently inoperative. Would a set 4 of these scissor jacks be a suitable alternative? My primary concern is that they allow lifting and lowering the front end enough to connect and disconnect the 5th wheel hitch for towing.

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The Lippert Scissor Stabilizer Jacks # LC285326 are only stabilizer jacks that should not be used to try and lift or lower your 2014 K-Z Durango 336RE.

For lifting the front for connecting and disconnecting the camper there are a couple options to help you with that. The jacks will have a manual override on the top of the jack. You will remove the access cap and use a ratchet to move the jacks. You can also disconnect the wiring on the jack and operate it remotely by powering the jack directly to a battery. To reverse directions you will simply reverse the 12v+ and 12v-.

You can also use a Powerbuilt Unijack Bottle Jack with Built-In Jack Stand # ALL620471. Each of these jacks will have a 6,000lb capacity and 11"-21" height range.

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