Originally Posted by jen b
I'm looking into this now...curious what you have found? Thanks!
The 17" BAL crank-down jacks (mfgr part # 23025, 17" & 23026, 20") weigh about 6 1/2-7# each without the 6" steel 'sand pad' which weighs about a pound.
The heavier duty 'C' series 'lifting' jacks like Bob installed & removed (5 heights available 19" to 31", model #s 232xx with final 2 digits representing extended leg length 19, 22, 25, 28 & 31) weigh about 12-16# each without the telescoping 'C' channel cross member. Max height, frame to ground is approx 3"-4" less than leg length, & the static load capacity decreases with each leg lenghth increase, in 500# increments from 5K# to 3K#. The optional telescoping 'C' channel mounting rail weighs 6-10# depending on whether you use the 31" or the 42" length, & the optional rectangular 'foot pads' weigh a pound or more each,
I don't know of any crank-down, lightweight stabilizers other than BAL, & the 23025 & 26 models are the lightest available. They have 700# lifting capacity & 1K# static load capacity. They are more than adequate (as stabilizers) for any except maybe the heaviest of the 13' to 16' or 17' fiberglass trailers.
I have plans to add the other 2 BALs to the front of my Casita
17SD but it is working so well with the 2 at the rear along with the tongue jack in front that I may never get around to it... Either model(s) surely beat the 'swing down' Atwoods IMO.
I think Wayne may be referring to the lightweight BAL jacks as preferable to the heavier (duty & actual weight) 'C' series jacks that Bob has.