Originally Posted by Byron Kinnaman
Here's what I use.
They came with the Scamp, It's what Scamp sells and puts on their trailers. That's good enough for me. No crank, no cordless drill, Just drop down with the trailer front a bit low. Jack the front the trailer after the stabilizers are down. DONE.
Other way simply drop the front of the trailer down, retract the stabilizers and swing them up behind the bumper. DONE.
I think there's a potential problem with scissors jacks, you have to be careful that you don't twist the frame, easy to do with as force and you apply.
I had once read a thread on this forum that stated the STABILIZER Jacks are just there to keep the trailer from bouncing around while you are inside, and that if deployed to support the weight
of the vehicle, could end up bending and eventually breaking the frame due to the leverage forces applied from the extreme ends of the frame (tongue jack to bumper). The closer to the axle
one supports the weight
of the trailer to level, or change tires
, etc., the easier it is on the frame. I installed auto jacks and use my cordless electric drill to deploy them as others in this post have done, AFTER I had to have the frame cracks repaired.
I also use the small jack stands on the front of the frame where the tongue and trailer body meet.