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Old 08-19-2012, 11:02 AM   #15
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I did mine very much the same way as Floyd did his, worked great on my Scamp 13 that I use to have. You can crank them up enough to change a tire if need be.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:56 AM   #16
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Do you only need a set on the rear? Does the tongue jack act as a stabilizer in the front?
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:03 PM   #17
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The tongue jack is not a stabilizer, it levels the trailer. Stabilizers are needed both front and rear on a trailer and used after you have the trailer level.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:50 PM   #18
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On the 16' Scamp we used the BAL levelers on the back and did not use the Scamp standard stablizers on the back at all. On the front we didn't use anything other than the front tongue jack. I have never seen any other stabilizers on the front of a Scamp 13 or 16. Maybe it is needed on the longer bumper pull trailers like the Escape 19. We do have front landing gear on the Scamp 5er.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:54 PM   #19
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Finally got my jacks installed. Here's a few picts of the final results.

I had them welded to the first angle iron crossbar behind the bumper. Since this cross bar did not present a flat face at the bottom of the frame, they welded some additional angle iron onto the first, and then welded the jacks below that.

Cost was $150, including the painting over the welds, (not including the price of the jacks).
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:29 AM   #20
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You will love the jacks, I have them on my Boler and set-up is now so easy and fast.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:43 AM   #21
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Good job well done. They sure make things easier and more stable too.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:41 AM   #22
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Ian:
I checked out your build thread again ... you've got the strongest frame on the planet!
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Ian:
I checkout your build thread again ... you've got the strongest frame on the planet!
Thanks Fred, with the jacks down it does not move at all
Considering the strength of the frame with larger 2000 lb axle and brakes it weighs less that 100 lbs more.
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GREAT solution Fred ... I'm green with envy
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Well done! That was a smart thing to do.
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