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Old 05-10-2015, 11:30 PM   #1
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Rear JT Strongarm Attachment Point

Question for those who have installed JT Strongarms on a Crusader with the enclosed underbelly.

What have you done to install the rear arm attachment points since the enclosed underbelly hides any attachment point or cross member.

The front looks like I will have to modify the battery box for when the arms are retracted but that appears fairly straight forward.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:23 AM   #2
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Question for those who have installed JT Strongarms on a Crusader with the enclosed underbelly.

What have you done to install the rear arm attachment points since the enclosed underbelly hides any attachment point or cross member.

The front looks like I will have to modify the battery box for when the arms are retracted but that appears fairly straight forward.
I call Lippert tech's on the install of the JT Strongarms rear arms. Their instructions shows the arms aiming toward the center of the frame but it needs an additional cross member for someplace to mount it. But last year at Goshen, Lippert was mounting the arms forward to attach to the main frame. I did it forward and it works for me.

ps I had to move my battery box and my spare tire to allow the arm to work on my Wildcat.
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I found there's a cross beam that the underbelly is screwed to that is in just the right spot between the jacks...that's where I attached mine. As far as the battery box goes, I just keep that leg down a few holes to keep it away from the box...works fine.
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I call Lippert tech's on the install of the JT Strongarms rear arms. Their instructions shows the arms aiming toward the center of the frame but it needs an additional cross member for someplace to mount it. But last year at Goshen, Lippert was mounting the arms forward to attach to the main frame. I did it forward and it works for me.

ps I had to move my battery box and my spare tire to allow the arm to work on my Wildcat.

I moved the battery box back couple of inch's on mine. Have not done the rear arms what the directions said would not work with the rear jacks, I will have to find that other brace under the under belly cover.
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Not sure about the new Strongarms but I had to wield the attachment to the jack pad on mine so I just moved it back slightly where I wielded it to the pad and the arm cleared the battery box.


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I did the JT's on my 2015 294 and wasn't that hard at the rear to find the C channel. See if this link helps. Goodbye LaCrosse.....Hello Crusader!



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I call Lippert tech's on the install of the JT Strongarms rear arms. Their instructions shows the arms aiming toward the center of the frame but it needs an additional cross member for someplace to mount it. But last year at Goshen, Lippert was mounting the arms forward to attach to the main frame. I did it forward and it works for me.

ps I had to move my battery box and my spare tire to allow the arm to work on my Wildcat.
Elind I am getting ready to mount JT Strongarms on my 2014 Wildcat 327CK. I would love to see some pictures of your installation.
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On a friends of mine wildcat I ended up putting a piece of angle iron across the front mounted to the legs and bolted to the bottom of the compartment because he had a generator on one side and no bottom to attach to.
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Elind I am getting ready to mount JT Strongarms on my 2014 Wildcat 327CK. I would love to see some pictures of your installation.
I just got back home tonite to late to take pics but I can do it tomorrow. On mine I had to move the battery box back a couple of inches or raise the box. I also had to trim the spare tire bracket and move the winch ass. back about 4" (another story). On the rear stab I pointed the arms forward on the frame. Lippet techs were doing this on the Goshen install. Pics to come!!
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Wildcat 327ck JT Strongarms

Here are a few pics from my Wildcat. I put the rear arms to the center at first (pic) and it didn't have enough clearance to the weak cross member. So aimed them forward attached to the frame. I attached the front arms to predrilled holes on the floor of the front cabinet. Then I cut a inch off the floor behind the battery box and slide it back so the front arms would clear it. I them trimmed an inch or two off the spare tire mount again for the arm clearance. The third mod is to move the spare tire winch back 3" so you can carry your up front. Have fun.
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