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Old 05-13-2016, 08:58 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, 09:04 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, 01:37 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by The Minimalist View Post

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, 03:43 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, 09:04 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, 08:34 PM   #20
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The article referred by Randy is good. Learned a lot from there.

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