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Old 05-14-2015, 01:31 AM   #1
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Old things found in my 1979 Ford Courier

#3 emergency jack... what other things? #5 I've found two jack stands like that. I assume it is for supporting front side while parked. Where I put those under?
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The item in #4 is the hand crank used to lower the spare tire from under an SUV.
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:11 AM   #3
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Both items in the top 2 pics go together to extend the crank to reach the spare tire winch. The crank was the original Ford/Mazda part, the long rod is the extension provided by the coach builder.
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Yes, those are stabilizer jacks. They are very fiddly to use, but do provide stability.
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I don't see any numbers, but the black jack is original equipment from Ford and the black crank most likely goes with it. My '78 full size Ford pickup has that same jack
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Yes, those are stabilizer jacks. They are very fiddly to use, but do provide stability.
I understand it is for front, because I have two attached on rear bumper. Where I put those two at front?
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Yes, those are stabilizer jacks. They are very fiddly to use, but do provide stability.
Could you, please, tell me how to use those light jacks?
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First "stabilizer jacks" are used for stabilizing, not for leveling the rig.


After you are parked and leveled as needed, usually by using leveling blocks and/or ramps/blocks & pieces of wood, place one stabilizer somewhere near the rear corner of the frame on each side. Then raise the screw part until it just contacts the frame and then add 1 or 2 turns.


With a motorhome you may not always need them except to keep the coach from "Rockin'"
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You just screw them up and down. The real question is where to place them. If there are only two, I'd put them on a frame rail between the rear axle and the bumper. Most bouncing due to movement in the trailer is going to come from the rear suspension. I think you could get away with not using anything on the front; they may not even fit. It's pretty low.
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