Stabilisers on tow bar?

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  1. Linda and Steph

    Linda and Steph Funster

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    Our new van doesn't have any stabilisers, not a problem when there's just the two of us but when our 6'3" son-in-law wanders about it might prove to be like eating on a North Sea ferry, it might even lead to drink spillage :tears:

    We do, however, have a good tow bar. Would it be possible to get a pair of caravan style wind-down stabilisers fitted to this? Any other options (not sippy cups for the wine please :Laughing:)?
     
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    Two sizes,
    Marcle Leisure Steadies
    http://www.marcleleisure.co.uk/store/-c-388.html
     
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    fiammi do very light weight screw up ones ideal for the job . the base is plastic so very light to store . loads of the germans use them . you just have to remember not to drive off with them still there .thats how i got mine .the german stopped but had broke one .he chucked them in the bin . i salvaged the good one .just in case i ever needed one .
     
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    I use a bottle jack

    I use a bottle jack under my Reece tow bar .. I have some 10 ton jack pads and put the bottle jack on one then jack it up and that stops a lot of movement.

    I also have adjustable rear suspension air bags which do help.. we often put a jack under the electric step and if really in a mind to have a solid firm base we can use two American slide out jack,, then it is rock solid.

    Bob
     
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    Hi Bob.. I would caution against putting a jack under the step as any movement in the van (however small) will strain the step mechanism ..
     
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    it is actually on the metal frame work

    It is actually on the metal frame work.. but good advice Jim.


    Bob
     
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