What is an RV / Camper Stabilizer Jack?

Recreational Vehicle comfort is best supported when positioned on level ground. However, look around: it’s hard to find perfectly even ground because Mother Earth seems to enjoy uneven terrain. When an RV / Camper is supported with flat ground underneath, you get a comfortable experience inside. When the ground is uneven, you will be vacationing on rough terrain, which ultimately feels weird because we’ve spent our lives on flat ground. RV / Camper Stabilizer Jacks remedy uneven recreational grounds by stabilizing low areas so that the RV / Camper is ultimately parallel to the earth creating a comfortable living experience inside.

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Indicators of a Defective Stabilizer Jack in need of Repair

A faulty RV / Camper Stabilizer Jack will have poor performance and likely physical damage. At Travers St. Louis RV / Camper Service & Body, we recommend taking a look at Stabilizer Jacks before and after each use to ensure that they are in good physical condition and function as intended. Be on the lookout for any of these indicators of a defective Stabilizer Jack needing an RV / Camper Stabilizer Jack Repair:

  • Jack is noticeably bent
  • Jack does not level the RV / Camper
  • Jack does not work at all
  • Jack cannot engage the RV / Camper

RV / Camper Stabilizer Jacks: Not for RV / Camper Lifting!

At Travers St. Louis RV / Camper Service & Body in O’Fallon, the number of bent Stabilizer Jacks caused by using the jack for an unintended purpose cannot be overestimated. If you ask any RV / Camper service technician “what is the most preventable RV / Camper Repair Service?” They will quickly respond with “RV / Camper Stabilizer Jack Repair because the stabilizer jack was bent in an attempt to lift the RV / Camper off the ground to change a tire.” We’ve seen dozens of bent stabilizer jacks caused by inappropriate use. The only job that your Stabilizer Jack was designed for is to provide stabilization when the ground is uneven. In short, a Stabilizer Jack helps prevent lateral body sway on uneven terrain. However, if you have a bent Stabilizer Jack, its ability to avoid RV / Camper body sway on uneven ground will quickly become compromised. If you have a bent Stabilizer Jack arm, correcting the problem is convenient and hassle-free at Travers St. Louis RV / Camper Service & Body in O’Fallon.