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Old 10-02-2015, 08:37 PM   #11
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Makes sense, OC- any idea for what I might be doing wrong? Should I opt for scissor jacks instead of these screw jacks?
Don't have any idea (pictures)how you are set up. I just know I don't have any movement, front to back, up or down or side to side.
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:47 PM   #12
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Screw type jack-stands are what's being tried
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:55 PM   #13
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Side to side movement- stabilizers

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Don't have any idea (pictures)how you are set up. I just know I don't have any movement, front to back, up or down or side to side.

Ok, so here is the current setup:

- in the front, I have the SteadyFast Stabilizers going 2 ways:
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- in the rear, I have electric stabilizers (they lift he camper slightly before I stop) and have SteadyFast running across the width of the camper:
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- I've tried 2 positions for the screw jacks- just ahead of the axles and split between the tires and rear stabilizers. No difference in either position.

Here's the passenger/door side:
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Here's the driver's side:
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Oh, and forgot- I have Rotochoks between the tires.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:05 PM   #14
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I have X homemade JT's on the front, nothing on the landing jacks going front to back, Use Bal X chocks, front to back homemade JT's on the back and the reinforced stab jacks in the front of the axles. I lift the axle jacks until the motor just about stalls and the rear ones at least 1" -2".
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I have X homemade JT's on the front, nothing on the landing jacks going front to back, Use Bal X chocks, front to back homemade JT's on the back and the reinforced stab jacks in the front of the axles. I lift the axle jacks until the motor just about stalls and the rear ones at least 1" -2".

So, similar concepts all around EXCEPT that I'm not getting much lift out of my axle jacks.

With the screw jacks in the rear, when I crank them up- I take weight off of the rear stabilizers. Which if I then readjust, it takes weight off of the screw jacks. It was a lose/lose situation.

So, I think I might look for something different for stabilizers at the axles.
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So, similar concepts all around EXCEPT that I'm not getting much lift out of my axle jacks.

With the screw jacks in the rear, when I crank them up- I take weight off of the rear stabilizers. Which if I then readjust, it takes weight off of the screw jacks. It was a lose/lose situation.

So, I think I might look for something different for stabilizers at the axles.
Why have both on the rear? Reinforce the stab legs and put some pressure on them. I lift the rear at least 1"-2".
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Why have both on the rear? Reinforce the stab legs and put some pressure on them. I lift the rear at least 1"-2".

The creator of the SteadyFast system does not have good things to say about rear electric stabilizers and recommended these there.

I also tried the screw jacks just ahead of the axles with similar (lack of) results.
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The creator of the SteadyFast system does not have good things to say about rear electric stabilizers and recommended these there.

I also tried the screw jacks just ahead of the axles with similar (lack of) results.
So, essentially he admitted his system needs help. All I can tell you is what works for me. I'll just use my crude homemade/modified stuff.

Until you triangulate across the trailer (BOTH WAYS) you are going to have movement.
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So, essentially he admitted his system needs help. All I can tell you is what works for me. I'll just use my crude homemade/modified stuff.

Ehh- I heard the same thing about JT StrongArms. I can't talk about your homemade stuff.
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Could you use the screw ones as a pivot and raise front high, slide stands back to in front of axle, let front down to level, then use rear to slightly lift.......
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