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Old 06-19-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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Bigfoot stabilizer for Solera

I'm trying to understand if I want this option. It reduces already low carrying capacity (I'm guessing by 100-200lbs, but will look further into it). I get the impression that it cannot be counted on for "levelling" or else they would have called it a leveler (as Bigfoot calls other models). I suppose it would eliminate / reduce rocking motions induced by winds or passenger movement, but not sure it is worth the weight and costs, and something else that could break down and need to be maintained.

Interseted in feed back from veterans.

Also, can anyone point me to something (website, y tubes, guides) to help me accelerate my learning curve on RV'ing. I really like this forum and have already learned a lot.

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Old 06-19-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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I have them on my Solera, they do help stabilize the rig when your camped. They are not levelers and on the Solera their mounted on the rear only. Only down fall I've had with them is that they do set low and you have to watch approaches to drives and turns onto hills from a down hill approach.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:56 AM   #3
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I've been experimenting with 2 jack stands and 2 small hydraulic jacks . I stack hydraulic jack on lower part of jack stand and pump up hydraulic jack till it slightly supports each side of the towing support. Takes most of the movement out of the coach for about 70 bucks (harbor freight ) and weigh almost nothing
Worked well in light winds, will see next time we go desert camping
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:42 AM   #4
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Stands

I bought those small 4 pack jack stands and they work great.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:25 PM   #5
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thanks. the stabalizers are ~100lbs, and with cost and other alternatives, I'll go without this option.

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Old 06-21-2013, 10:21 AM   #6
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I bought those small 4 pack jack stands and they work great.
Where do you place the jack stands under the Solera? I have a 2011 S.
Any advice is appreciated...
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:14 PM   #7
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Jacks

Them ones in the front I put them under the A arms. The ones in the back. I stack a couple of the leveling blocks and put them under the small V sticking down off frame.
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Them ones in the front I put them under the A arms. The ones in the back. I stack a couple of the leveling blocks and put them under the small V sticking down off frame.

Not sure what you mean by A arms..??
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:58 PM   #9
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Arm

It's about a foot from wheel. It's flat.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:20 PM   #10
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Stabi-Lite stabilizer

No one talks anything about Stabi-Lite stabilizers. My friend has them on his
Winnebago View and they work great. They mount in the middle of the coach
so it equalizes the whole frame. They are electric not hydraulic and fully
automatic. Here's the web page
Stabi-Lite Electric Class C System (Sprinter Chassis) | Electric Jacks | Class C Motor Homes | Motorhome | Online Store | Equalizer Systems | A Days Company | Official Site
I also got them too.
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