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Kwarne
Posted 2018-06-14 11:30 PM (#171667)
Subject: Hydraulic lift


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Trying to decide my options... so asking for Pros and cons to a dual leg hydraulic lift which can operate the legs independent of each other for leveling... vs a single leg...?  Is it worth the extra money?  ~$1100
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cajunmuleman
Posted 2018-06-15 4:43 AM (#171668 - in reply to #171667)
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I think it depends on where you will park ( how level ) and do you want the added stability?
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TS351
Posted 2018-06-15 8:17 AM (#171669 - in reply to #171667)
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At least in my experience the jacks only level the trailer front to back, side to side leveling is done with blocking tires, once trailer is level side to side you level it front to back with the jack. So either would do the same for leveling but with the duals you will have more stability as mentioned before.We have duals that work together but self level to  what the terain is that we are on,we have a slide out so they help with stability.  
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RTSmith
Posted 2018-06-15 8:18 AM (#171670 - in reply to #171667)
Subject: RE: Hydraulic lift


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You need to level your treailer side to side by shimming the rear tires. As in driving up on a block. That will automatically level the front. Trying to level from the front, will only serve to twist your trailer- not a good thing.

Now- double jacks with 2 controls are fine. Just don't plan on leveling with them. Most of the newer double jacks with 1 control do a good job of self equalizing to allow for uneven ground. But sometimes a trailer that is significantly heavier on one side may be better served with 2 controls. 
 
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RockyMountain ride
Posted 2018-06-16 1:11 AM (#171672 - in reply to #171667)
Subject: RE: Hydraulic lift


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Thank you all for your answers. Sure helps to bounce questions off people with experience.
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PaulChristenson
Posted 2018-06-17 6:22 AM (#171673 - in reply to #171667)
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Kwarne - 2018-06-15 2:30 AM Trying to decide my options... so asking for Pros and cons to a dual leg hydraulic lift which can operate the legs independent of each other for leveling... vs a single leg...?  Is it worth the extra money?  ~$1100
http://www.thebigfootleveler.com/gooseneck-trailers.html

Edited by PaulChristenson 2018-06-17 6:25 AM
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HOUSE
Posted 2018-06-19 2:13 PM (#171674 - in reply to #171667)
Subject: RE: Hydraulic lift


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I find dual legs useless for leveling, that said they add a huge amount of stability to the trailer when jacked up.  Also I would assume that if you are talking about a heavy trailer as most of mine are that there is much less stress on the trailer when lifted as the jacks are much closer to the frame rails rather than on a cross member.  No empirical data but, I feel it is safe to assume. 
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HOUSE
Posted 2018-06-20 2:01 PM (#171677 - in reply to #171667)
Subject: RE: Hydraulic lift


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just to be clear my equalizer systems 2 jack system only cost 1400 parts total.  The installation was pretty straight forward, because i was replacing broken crank jacks i had to the the brackets off the old jacks and weld them on the new jacks but it was super easy so I find it odd that you would be paying 1100 for adding the one leg.  however Hydraulic is the way to go! cranking sucks.
 
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