What am I missing here. I will always unhitch before putting the stabilizers down.
I level the trailer side to side while it's still hitched to the TV. Then I unhitch the trailer from the TV, so I can level it front to back. Once this is done, I'll chock the wheels. Then I will put the stabilizers down.
I have to raise the tongue off the ball. If the stabilizers are already down, wouldn't lifting the tongue with the electric jack put undue pressure on the stabilizers and the trailer frame?
Ok, so I was in a hurry and made a rookie mistake. I had put the stabilizer feet up before I hitched up (to save time?) Anyway after a few failed attempts I watched my TT slide off the blocks and bounce a couple of times on the ground. Then the Barker 3500 didn't like going up and down. The motor was sounding VERY strained. I called Barker and got prices on a new jack. I have the 18" model and was interested in the 24" anyway. So I figured I would bite the bullet and get one. Well, they also sell refurb shaft assemblies and you just swap the motor over. In fact, I could get a 24" shaft and put my motor on it. So that's what I did. But I was in a hurry (aren't I always? ) So the Barker rep said it would ship out tomorrow. But I really needed it in 2 days and waiting another day would have been too late. So she said she would hand write a ticket (if that was OK) and it would ship that day and would probably get her by Friday. Well, it sure did!!! They rock and I will keep doing business with them, even though I try to break all my stuff!
Erroll, Mary, Duffy the Badger Dog plus "Ollie"
2009 HiLo Towlite 2209T
2005 F150 Supercab 4x4, w/ 5.4L
what mileage do you get and are you doing 'anything' to enhance?
I have the 6 speed manual and get about 11 to 12 towing our 10k lb Eagle. Nothing to enhance, but I did install a dual gauge (so I could keep my grab handle) that shows exhaust temp and boost.
My AC went out and I've spent 1400 on it so far and I'm so mad at it that I'm looking at a new one hoping that will make mine scared enough to start working!