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Old 05-13-2016, 09:58 AM   #15
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Thank you ALL for your comments/suggestions.
Clif's point about "side to side sway" convinces me to think again if I should use these scissor jacks at all. Darral's $0.04 most likely is in US, is about 6 cents in Canadian, I'll take it
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:04 AM   #16
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Good decision. It seemed like you were trying to go through a lot of work because you got some SS cheap. I would worry about metal galling because of using two totally different metals. You may have ended up damaging the frame trying to save a few bucks.
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Old 05-13-2016, 02:37 PM   #17
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Does your trailer actually use scissor jacks or do you have the screw activated stabilizers? See my comment on stabilizers above.
Yup Clif, scissor jacks on all corners with a 3/4" hex nut drive. I don't use them often as the SOB TT is pretty solid without them down. I use a cordless drill motor as it's easier than the handle crank.
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Old 05-13-2016, 04:43 PM   #18
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I had steel plates welded to the frame when I had it removed from the body. The jacks are bolted to those plates.
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:04 AM   #19
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I'd like to highlight the "carbon steel to carbon steel" advice you have received here. Galvanic corrosion can be a problem, particularly if you ever drive on salty roads or near the ocean. It's possible to mix metals of course, but there are precautions and best practices to control corrosion. I used stainless steel screws to hold our aluminum frames for example but filled the holes with calk and used rubber washers. Here is a good introductory article, but there is lots more on the internet: How to deal with dissimilar metals

Oh, our Trillium is also small. I get by with one scissor jack in the trunk of our tow and some blocks. A little more work, maybe, but simple!
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:34 PM   #20
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The article referred by Randy is good. Learned a lot from there.
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