PPL Motorhomes: Leveling and balancing your new RV with scissor jacks

I don’t know about you, but when we first started RVing we didn’t really know too much. We had to learn on the road for the most part. One of those things was learn how to level and stabilize our RV. I swear there have been a couple of times that it felt like I was walking at a tilt. Why? Because, we weren’t as level as we thought and we’re sort of guessing about how our jacks worked on our pre-owned 5th wheel.

It really wasn’t that hard to figure out, and once we really found out the right way to use our scissor jacks, we never had a problem again. What are scissor jacks you ask? Scissor Jacks for RVs are an economical way of leveling and stabilizing your Travel trailer, or other RV. The model in the video below is of heavy-duty all steel construction with a universal design that fits most RV’s regardless of the ground clearance. The jack can be extended from 4″ to 24″ and the tooth gear designed scissor arms engage to ensure straight-line vertical extension and retraction. Easy operating crank handle turns a double lead acme threaded drive screw for quick raising. Plus on this particular jack there is black rust inhibitor coating on the jack and shiny zinc-plated handle that will ensure long life. Scissor jacks may be mounted in front or rear. Best of all, all mounting hardware is included. You can even welded the unit to trailer frame making it even easier to use.

Check out the video below with Boyd from PPL Motorhomes, demonstrating the Scissor Jack: