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Powts

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Posted: 06/09/20 08:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Came across these the other day and curious to know if anyone has them, uses them etc. Seem like a great product. I'm most interested in knowing if you can use these while actively using the trailer to camp in. Some comments lead me to believe yes but wondering how you chock the tires just to be safe. Seems like a combo of these with stabilizers down and tongue jack level on level ground would be very solid.

Here's the product if you haven't seen it - www.trailerlegs.com

I've got a tandem axle so I'd need 4 all around.

Thanks for any insights or feedback!

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Posted: 06/10/20 03:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's a link

Interesting -- I have never seen this product before. It looks tricky to use, but in theory I like the idea of taking weight off the tires while in storage without using jacks.

Hopefully someone who has used this will post.


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Seen and read many comments on this or a similar product years ago...95% of the comments were that it is almost impossible to get all 4 or 6 of them in a perfect position to raise the trailer. Secondly a good chance of bending an axle if one flips out on you or slides. Third they are plastic and how strong are they really? So many posts lately about anderson levelers and their type breaking in half used on 10k rigs when rated for 30k....Seems the marketing of them is to save your tires from premature rot....well tires are alot cheaper and easier to deal with than a bent axle or two...


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It appears to me that you are only taking the weight off of your tires, as far as stability your trailer will still be sitting on the flexible leaf springs or shocks however your rig is equipped.
So no real rigidity.


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Posted: 06/10/20 05:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Two big concerns I see right off the bat:
- I don't see them offering much stabilization if they still leave the springs in play.
- Modern RVs tend to be high off the ground to begin with and corner stabilizers work best the shorter they are. Take the trailer up an extra 6inches and they will work worse...plus do you need an extra step added?

Also, can't see them working on anything but a perfectly level pad. On a muddy or grass site, I see them just sinking in.

A much simpler solution is a 6 point system and I've seen the manual crank down stabilizers mounted adjacent to the axles, so you don't need the fancy automatic systems. (I've even used the aluminum jack stands snugged up to the frame when we aren't moving for a while and it helps a lot)...but this bypasses the entire suspension.


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Posted: 06/10/20 06:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like an exercise in frustration when setting up. I can only imagine - first the stress in backing in to the site, then trying to get these legs all lined up, level and not toppling over. My marriage says 'no thanks'!


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I don't understand the concept?

You are ONLY removing the tire flex from the equation... You still have the buggy spring flex that will be there ???

Not to mention a few other possible downfalls - bent springs... MUCH higher trailer and steps..prolonged camp set up just to start naming a few...

This MAY be a remedy for someone storing for a long period, possibly over several winter months???


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Posted: 06/10/20 07:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like a product in search of a problem.
I can see no benefit to these at all.


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Posted: 06/10/20 01:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Might work when changing a tire too. OR the big problem, two flats at the same time and on the same side.


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Posted: 06/10/20 01:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Isn't this the same as placing a jack on the axle tube which is exactly what they say you're not supposed to do?


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