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Old 09-02-2010, 11:21 PM   #11
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Found them, called SteadyFast. And they actually only use 3 arms, which come to think of it, is probably all that's neccessary. The key, as they describe, is to have solid mounts and no slop in the attachment points.
About $300, not bad.
I will be making my own set for our new fifth asap.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:23 PM   #12
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I have the JT Strong Arms and they work great, no movement and are easy to adjust when setting up. Would not be with out them.
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:09 AM   #13
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I saw those JT arms on a camper just a few days ago, nice but extreme overkill. And the buyer pays a lot for all of those fancy attachments that will never be used. For all practical purposes, you only need two bars on the front, and two on the back; side-to-side and front to back. There is a less expensive version out there, I'll see if I can find the maker.
That isn't exactly correct IMO. With the 6 tube system we use, not the same brand as mentioned here, the Front and Rear stabilizers installed cross ways take care of the side to side movement. The front stabilizers installed front to back take care of the forward to back movement. Diana
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:30 AM   #14
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If you understand the physics of movement, it is clear that one bar across the front legs plus one front to back is enough to stabilize the front of the camper. Then one across the back legs finishes the job. Doubling up the bars might add a small improvement, but is it worth spending twice as much? I don't believe so.
And if you look at how the JT bars are mounted on the back legs, the geometry is actually all wrong, allowing any slop in the mounts to be amplified.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:54 AM   #15
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I replaced the jacks with scissor jacks and built my own version of the strong arm on the rear, one only. It goes from the frame to the scissor jack and travels up and down with the jack, I have two wing nuts to crank down and its all set. I turned the front jacks to a 45 degree angle. the side to side sway has been about 95 percent eliminated, my wife is very happy with the results. For front to back movement I made wheel chokes out of wood blocks. I have another jack that I might install at the axle to help eliminate bounce.
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[QUOTE=kappel15;59314]we just bought a 34 ft. camper. it came with the stabilizer jacks front and rear. i have been camping for a few years but, need to know if anyone out there has come up with a way to keep the camper from"rocking" and making it more stable? have tried some small bottle jacks on axles. it helped some, but not enough. thanks for the replies.[/QUO

There are things available from using chocks and blocks to tri pods to permanently attached stabilizers. These do the best job to help eliminate interior movement. We use the Plug It Right brand. Diana
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