. . . the best method of stabilizing the unit. I am leaning toward the BAL telescopic stabilzer jacks for the front and rear. Is this model better or worse that the BAL T-jacks (one for each corner)? . . .
I bought one of the BAL Telescopic stabilizer jack setups, but have decided it was the wrong choice for my trailer. First off, it's heavy. These stabilizers are built to hold 2000 pounds each, between a pair of them that's enough to lift our 5th wheel and then some, but when parked our 5er has six points of support where weight
is distributed (front jacks, wheels, and back jacks). Way overkill. The "telescoping" design of the jack frame also adds weight
that really doesn't serve any purpose other than to simplify installation on some trailers.
We also ran into a problem with width across the underside of our trailer. Because our trailer has a lot of ground clearance we bought the 24" lift version, but discovered the screws that wind down the 24" legs extended more than half way across the undercarriage of my trailer and bump into each other in the middle, so they can not be easily mounted to our frame. The "T" type levelers would run into the same problem, but another couple with a Scamp
5er with less ground clearance (so their jack and jack screws are shorter) uses them with no problems.