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Old 10-07-2015, 09:08 PM   #31
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I used 0.075" 1" sq. wall tubing for the inner and 0.090" wall 1.25"sq outer. I welded nuts in the ends for the 5/16" Heim joints. IMO, there is very little stress on the landing jacks or the stab jacks as the weight of the trailer is holding the pad firmly on the ground and the upper end is held firmly by the attaching hardware. I have used these same struts on 2 trailers since 08 and have had no problems.

Thank you for the info. I will be building a set as soon as mine gets out of the shop. Did you do anything for your rear stabilizers?


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Old 10-07-2015, 09:49 PM   #32
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Thank you for the info. I will be building a set as soon as mine gets out of the shop. Did you do anything for your rear stabilizers?
Reinforced the legs and replaced the strap leg supports with 3/4" black pipe with the ends flattened and added forward facing homemade JT Strongarms.
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:25 PM   #33
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I recently got the Winfield RV crossbrace stabilizers for the front landing legs (very similar to OC's homemade cross stabilizers, except more expensive, but I didn't have the time to make any myself)

They've greatly reduced the side-to-side movement felt in the front, but I still have quite a bit of front-to-back movement (even with x-chocks) and bounce.

I'm thinking of adding some BAL lock-arms (can be bought in individual pairs) to front legs (front-to-back) and/or rear stabilizers, and maybe some stabilizers near wheels.
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Old 10-09-2015, 12:08 AM   #34
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I think it also makes a difference when you are on gravel vs concrete. Hard to really get stable on gravel. I have had some luck with a front tripod but does not help side to side in rear. I do use 4 bottle jacks center and rear. Helps but have to give them a pump every day or so. No majic answer.
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:25 AM   #35
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Going to a higher load range on the tires has helped ours feel more stable when parked.
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:28 AM   #36
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Reinforced the legs and replaced the strap leg supports with 3/4" black pipe with the ends flattened and added forward facing homemade JT Strongarms.
Okay but tell everyone what was your best answer to it? You cut down and installed an electrical stabilizer like the rear before his tires and reinforced them. Could probably pick up that unit now, I know the stabilizers will hold you rock solid, he did mine on the rear. Those puppy's are not going to bend... Even with the 4 point level-up I still put down the rear. LCI wanted to take it off they said I didn't need it anymore. I said NO and glad I didn't listen to them.....
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:32 AM   #37
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I think it also makes a difference when you are on gravel vs concrete. Hard to really get stable on gravel. I have had some luck with a front tripod but does not help side to side in rear. I do use 4 bottle jacks center and rear. Helps but have to give them a pump every day or so. No majic answer.
With my jacks/stabilizers and Bal X Chocks, I don't see any difference whether on grass, sand, gravel, asphalt or concrete. On grass I do have to tweak them about every other day, but that's all.
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