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Old 08-12-2016, 11:59 AM   #11
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Let us know how they work out. I'm interested
I had a set and gave them away after two uses.
There are better ways to throw your money away.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:44 PM   #12
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OC modified and we installed another electric stabilizer in front of front axle..Now with JT Strongarms, and bal-locks, it doesn't move....
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:51 PM   #13
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OC modified and we installed another electric stabilizer in front of front axle..Now with JT Strongarms, and bal-locks, it doesn't move....
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:52 PM   #14
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Let us know how they work out. I'm interested
I have used the ratchet strap frame stabilizers for several years on 3 different 5vers and they worked very well. Probably took out 80-90% of the wiggle. I had 3, one in front and back, one lengthwise. I bought them from the original designer before they were bought out and the price more than doubled.

They can be a pain to setup and take down. You have to have access and room on the frame to setup them up on. Rear bumper where it is welded to the frame a good one. Anywhere you have access to about 2' of frame on the sides for lengthwise. The hard one is finding a sturdy point for the front. Two trailers had a good solid support under the garage and between the frame rails to use, one I had to weld some channel iron to use. I put the bottom feet of the stablizers on lynx pads to allow them to slide easily when you ratchet them tight. You also have to have the strength to really pull those straps tight as possible.

Over the last 5 RVs I think we've tried most of the stabilizers out there. The ratcheting strap frame stabilizers seemed to work the best for us as far as non-permanently mounted stabilizing systems go.

I finally grew tired of crawling around in the dirt setting them up and I am in the process of installing SteadyFast. I chose them over strongarms due to less mount points and bars, and no t-handle tightener to lose.

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Old 08-12-2016, 02:08 PM   #16
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We have a Rockwood 8285 5th and have been trying to minimize the movement in the trailer since we bought it in 2015. We have chocks between the wheels and a tripod up front but I liked the idea of putting jacks under the frame. I placed 4 tripod jack stands under the trailer frame right near the axles. I was just trying it out to see how affective it would be and I didn't have the wheel chocks or front tripod installed. I was amazed at the difference that it made and as I said I did not have all the other aids attached. The true test will have to wait until we get down south in the fall. I never realized how much bounce we were getting from the trailer bouncing up and down on the tires themselves or suspension. A set of 4 tripod stands is not that much compared to the more expensive systems that you can buy and for me they made a big difference. Good luck and let everyone know what you do and how well it works for you. Cheers!
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I have the Valterra stabilizers and can hardly notice any improvement over the four electric stabilizers alone. Not worth it in my opinion.
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X whatever for Jt strong arms and x chockshelp a lot.
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I'm considering the set of 2 or 4 jacks under the frame near the axles. I will let everyone know what I do and how it worked. I'll be heading south right after Christmas for 3 months. If I test something before we leave I'll let you all know. Thanks so much for your help!
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Where did you get it? What's the brand name, model, etc?
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