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Lippert Scissor Stabilizer Jacks with Handle Review

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Review of the Lippert Scissor Stabilizer Jacks with Handle

Instructor Hi there, trailer and camper owners. Today, we're gonna be taking a look at Lippert's 24 inch Scissor Style Stabilizer jacks. So, here you can see our old jack, and why we're gonna be replacing it. The elements have taken a toll on it. There's a lot of rust. There's a lot of play in it.

Our hardware has a lot of rust on it, as well. It's wallowed out. There's pieces that are just kinda fallen off of it, due to the rust. So, we're gonna get some new jacks on here, that's gonna be a better support than this one, because with the new jack, we're not gonna have all that play in all of our components. Everything's gonna be nice and solid.

So, by replacing this, we're not only going to ensure that we have a jack that's gonna work properly, and not break on us, but it's gonna be a more stable jack than our previous one. You can see here what our old jack would be like if there was people walking around inside the camper. That's quite a bit of movement there. And, we're gonna go ahead and raise it up just a little bit here. And when we raise it up, you can really see where we've got a lot of play, front to back.

I mean, just all the pivot points have just wallowed out where all the hardware is. So, once we get this guy off of here, our new one, you'll see, is a lot more stable. And when we do a shake test, you'll notice it's gonna be a lot more stable on our trailer as well. And now, with our new jack installed, let's recheck our movement. And it does still have just a little bit of movement, but I believe we've got significant improvements over our worn out old jacks.

To further stabilize your stabilizer jacks, I would recommend JT's Strong Arms Jack Stabilizers. That'll give you additional support rods, that go attached to the frame, and attached to the feet at the bottom of your stabilizer jacks, to provide an even further layer of stability. And, that is not only gonna make it so your trailer is solid, more than it was before, but it can also help extend the life of your jacks, by taking up any movement and play that would be there, like you're seeing now. That over time, will wear out the jacks. So, it can minimize that movement, so you can have long lasting operation. And we're showing it off on a bumper pole A-frame camper here, but it's gonna be great, also for your fifth wheel, do-snacks, your horse trailers, really any challenge you wanna stabilize, to where you have a 24 inch distance between the frame and the ground that you need to take up, this jack is gonna be a great solution. With 5,000 pounds of support on our jack, that's gonna be more than enough for any trailer out there, because you're not supporting the entire weight of the trailer, just one corner. So, if you have a 10,000 pound trailer, and you've got four jacks on it, that means each jack's supporting about 2,500 pounds. So, there's more than enough capacity in these jacks to support. And 24 inches is gonna be more than enough for most of your trailers out there, to achieve good stability down on the ground. And, the bow-tied base provides plenty of surface area. So, even on those softer muddier surfaces, we're gonna get the support we need, and we're not just gonna sink down right into that soft terrain. And many of the campsites that you park on, they're not gonna be perfectly level. And while these aren't gonna give you complete control over leveling your trailer, it is gonna help out in subtle situations, where, if you've got a slight dip to one side, maybe you drop something that rolls to that way, you can get a little bit of lift on these jacks, to help level you back out, so you can have the most comfortable sleep, and enjoy the time in your trailer. These stabilizer jacks come in a quantity of two. So, you'll get one for each side. If you're wanting to replace all of the jacks, or fully load out a trailer, you wanna pick up two sets, so you have a set for both the front and the rear. The included tools used to operate your jacks, you'll spin it clockwise to drop the jack down, and counter-clockwise to retract it back up. This is a quick and easy way to get jacks on your trailer, or get some old ones replaced, but there are better options out there, but they're more work to install. If you're just looking for an entry-level option that's quick and easy to get on your trailer, so you can get that stability you need, then this is definitely a great way to go. You've got plenty of support here, and these are known for good long lasting operation. And, you can see that they're very easy to operate with the included tool. But if you wanted something that is a bit nicer, Lippard does offer full electric powered stabilizer jacks, and ones that will even auto level your trailer for you. So, that way you don't even need any tools, you just kinda hit a button on the inside. Those are gonna be a lot more costly, and the installation is gonna be a lot more involved, but they do save a lot of time at the camp site. So, you can be setting up and doing other things that you wanna do, when you reach your campsite, rather than coming out here and dropping down your jacks, and trying to get it level, let the computer system do that for you. With our jack fully retracted, it's about 4 1/4 inches from the bottom of the frame. If we we're to fully extend the jack, it would be 28 1/4 inches from the bottom of the frame, to the bottom of the jack. That gives you 24 inches of travel with this jack. So, it's gonna take up plenty of space. It's not two feet from here to the ground, so you can see we can easily achieve our stability that we need with these. The entire unit's gonna have a black powder coat finish on it, to protect against rust and corrosion. And, it does come with new mounting hardware. So, that way you've got everything you need to get this jack installed right out of the box. You will need to do some drilling in order to get the new hardware installed. But, if you're just doing a replacement of old jacks, in many cases, you can just reuse your old hardware, and just bolt this jack right up to where your old one was. And that completes our look at Lippert's 24 inches Scissor Style Stabilizer Jacks..

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