Support stands on camper

Submitted: Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 08:04
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When I bought my Jayco recently, while going through the operastion of it I was told to just put the support stands down to so as to make it more stable. Recently I saw some people put the stands down, and really put their back into it. Almost to the point you take the wheels off(At least seemed like it)
They commented thats what is done.

How much strength is in these legs? How firm do they need to be?

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Reply By: Bushranger1 - Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 08:47

Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 08:47
If I wind the stands down that hard on the onsite van I own the chassis distorts & the internal cupboards wont close properley until I back them off a bit.

Not a good idea I imagine.
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Reply By: Rockape - Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 09:43

Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 09:43
You are correct. They are only movement stabilisers.

They never have been designed to take weight.

RA.
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Reply By: Member - John G - Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 10:50

Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 10:50
And again SDG

They are stabilisers only

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Reply By: rossy - Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 11:19

Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 11:19
Jayco junk not as easy to use as they should be with things falling apart quickly. Consider a KK in the future
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Follow Up By: baz&pud (tassie) - Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 12:21

Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 12:21
Every one has to start somewhere.
It doesn't matter what you have as long as you use it, and get enjoyment out of it.
Not every one can afford $50 odd grand for a KK.
Go caravaning, life is so much shorter than death.

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Follow Up By: sweetnam - Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 14:36

Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 14:36
at least be constructive with the comments.... this is what kills forums
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Follow Up By: Off-track - Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 18:37

Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 18:37
That is a dumb reply rossy with no thought or fact. And what makes KK the perfect choice?
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 16:49

Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 16:49
Exactly, quite a few Karavans has suspension failures!
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 13:12

Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 13:12
hi sdg
the corner stands are strickly to stabilize the 4 corners to stop the van or camper rocking around otherwise at night as soon as someone moves in their bed the whole van or camper will jiggle around and disturb everyone else or
like when you are having a cup of tea or some fluid is in containers sitting on the sink/table etcit will spill
or your ingaging in divine intervention with your partner ??everyone will see the van rocking
unless the instructions state that they are jacks and can be used to change a wheel as is the case with my concorde camper trailer then they will either be bent under the weight or will twist the caravan chassis as mentioned by some else
if the ground is soft and sandy or wet any other loose soil you may have to place a board under the leg as they will work there way into the soil if not of a firm nature this can be accessed visually just before winding the support leg down you may not need a board under every leg
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 13:26

Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 13:26
sorry i ment
assessed visually
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 17:09

Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 17:09
On my Jayco which I am very happy with these wind down legs are stabilizers only and I wind mine down until they are firm this stops any movement when someone is walking around in the van as stated above.
Our Jayco is a dual wheel job so when staying just overnight with the vehicle attached we don't bother with the stabilizers.
A good thing to get for any van is a set of plastic feet for the legs these can be filled with water to stop ants when in ant ridden country.

Oh and I have only been vanning for thirty odd years and have had several different makes of vans and campers.

I hope you have a happy time with your Jayco.

I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

Cheers Dodg.

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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 14:57

Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 14:57
hi dodger
you may well have owned and travelled with several vans and campers over 30yrs but it appears you still dont know that you have tandem wheels not dual on your jayco a little bit confusing for new comers to this site
but then pobodies nerfect -lol
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Reply By: The Bantam - Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 18:56

Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 18:56
There are two different groups of "things" people fit to corners of vans and trailers.

One group are jacks and they have lifting ratings.

the other....that mostly look like half a scissor jack are called "corner steadies" in the catalogues.....I cant remember ever seening a load rating published for them.

the Alco site says this

AL-KO International manufactures a range of corner steadies that set the standards for this type of product. Made from quality materials these well designed corner steadies ensure that the end user is able to stabilize the caravan or trailer with the minimum of effort.

Note: Corner steadies are not designed to be used as a jack or as the means of lifting the trailer or caravan off the ground. They are designed to stabilize the trailer or caravan when stationary.


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