Originally Posted by Byron Kinnaman
I have always used what comes with the Scamp
and nothing more other than a "lego" pad or two. I also use a BAL wheel leveler under one wheel. Stable enough. I don't need it to be like concrete foundation under it.
I also think that when you put a jack under each corner there's a tendency to jack the trailer up using them and risk twisting the frame. The trick is to keep most of the weight
supported by the wheels and axle
. The stabilization is just snug enough to keep the trailer from bouncing. Therefore the tongue jack is plenty.
I may not have ever changed my original kickstand stabilizers except that one of them fell apart on the highway. I found it inconvenient to deploy the kickstands without laying on the ground, so when I found the system pictured above, I decided that the crank handle fit my needs much better.
Also, when Scamp started using that vertical tongue jack which was short enough, I really liked the idea and the fact that it could be modified to accept the same crank and Battery
drill as the the rear stabilizers.
The Bal Stabilizers which I used provide an extra crossmember on the frame as well, and are placed well enough that I could change a tire if I chose. As for tendencies... well that's conjecture.
I do think that the stock offering is adequate though.