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Old 08-22-2015, 03:02 PM   #1
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Problem w/ scamp rear bumper jack

I'm having trouble get the jacks to release...... I thought that you pulled the release toward middle of camper
Does this sound correct
Maybe rusted solid??



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Old 08-22-2015, 04:19 PM   #2
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I hope that you aren't using the stabilizers as "Jacks" they aren't designed for that and can jam if overloaded. If you can somehow lift the weight off you might have better luck with the release. Try lowering the front until the weight is off the stabilizers first.
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Old 08-22-2015, 04:39 PM   #3
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No weight on them
i'm trying to get them to drop down as stabilizers
Can't figure out if they are stuck or rusted in up position


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Old 08-22-2015, 04:47 PM   #4
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Yes, you pull them to the center to lower the stablizer. If you can't pull it out, go to the end of the bumper. You will see the end of the stablizer tube. To release tap on the inner tube with a punch or other metalic device. If working properly you should be able to take your stalblizer rod, push on the tube and the stablizer should drop down on it's own.
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Sorry tap on the outer tube.
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:01 PM   #5
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Extended after travel

I find that some times the jacks will extend when traveling. I have to release the tap that's part way down the stabilizer and push the foot back in. The foot gets caught against the fiberglass and won't let the stabilizers extend enough to release.
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:58 PM   #6
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I find that some times the jacks will extend when traveling. I have to release the tap that's part way down the stabilizer and push the foot back in. The foot gets caught against the fiberglass and won't let the stabilizers extend enough to release.
Same experience here, especially when traveling on rough roads. When the stabilizers extend, the foot stops against the bike rack receiver, sometimes it takes a few bangs with the bar that I use to set them. Some day I'll have to come up with some sort of a hook to prevent this from happening.
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I have had that problem with my curb side stab. I lubed it with white lithium grease and the mechanism got happier. The other one has always worked just fine. Easy to do and perhaps will help greatly as did for me.


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Old 08-23-2015, 09:49 AM   #8
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Both of mine were toast (rusted) when I got my 88'. I replaced them with the cheapest delivered ones I could find, buy-it-now off fleabay. Sometimes even the new ones can be difficult to get loose from the stowed position. In those cases I grab the foot and snatch it out pulling the upper part loose in the process.
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:56 PM   #9
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I'm having trouble get the jacks to release...... I thought that you pulled the release toward middle of camper
Does this sound correct
Maybe rusted solid??



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They do get rusty, and stick.
Once you get them down, unbolt them, check if bent or damaged.
Take them apart, de-rust, paint, lubricate ....although that just attracts dirt, so better to keep dry.

But, You may want to shell out for a pair of BAL single leg screw jacks.
They, unfortunately do not fit up to the bumper as is. they require another cross member, like a 1 x 2 rectangular tube, which can be welded or bolted to the frame members just ahead of the bumper. Big advantage is they have a much wider range of adjustment than the kick stands.
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:04 PM   #10
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I also installed the BAL screw jacks. Big improvement! Installation is relatively easy IF you have a factory installed two inch receiver because it has a support cross member installed in the perfect location to lag screw on the new jacks.
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