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Old 07-20-2014, 09:23 PM   #1
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I was very excited to maiden our 2015 Fun Finder 242BDS this weekend. Had a few issues that I easily resolved before we left but all in all very happy until we got to the camp site.

I lowered the front stabilizers and all went well until I tried to lower the rear stabilizer jacks. They lowered fine, only problem is they were about 3" too short!

At first I thought it was the site but i got home and rechecked it. The stabs don't make ground contact. Could they have installed the wrong stabs?
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:32 AM   #2
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Do you mean stabilizer jacks?
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Yes, I updated the original post for clarity.
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Did you contact your selling dealer about it?
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:35 AM   #5
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It could be that the wrong jacks were installed. A simple solution would be to get some kind of pad, like a few sections of 212 eood and stack them under the jack's pad. This can be useful if it rains as well as the foot of most jacks are quite small and sink into the ground. A wider pad will spread the weight out and not sink in as much.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:39 AM   #6
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I can't seem to get a straight answer from Cruiser RV or my dealer. Everyone's waffling because this is total bullfeathers.

Why in the world would any company install jacks that are too short and force a hyper extension that reduces stability? Am I suppose to bring cinder blocks with me?

The real question is, does anyone else have this problem? If not then Off to the dealer I go.
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No, this is not normal. The only time that would happen is if you were on extremely un-level ground, in which case you'd use leveling blocks.
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Default Was your axle flipped?

I flipped my axle, causing the trailer to raise up -- so the jacks do not reach the ground. I bring several big wood blocks to make up the difference. Not a big deal.

But if your trailer was not flipped, then yes, the stock jacks should reach the ground!!
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I have to say that I have never heard of that problem. My "stabs" ( I like that!) are fine and reach the ground. I would definitely take it to the dealer and show them in person.
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