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Old 02-13-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Frame stabilizer??

Has anyone ever tried using one of these






or maybe one of these


as a SIDE frame mount to help with stabilization?? Seems as either one could work. I know there is another, manual one using straps but these seem sturdier. Just a thought.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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I've seen one albeit the strap type but never heard how they work.

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I've had them on the back of several RVs, and they are pretty stout. Not like the OEM type. THeir inclusion of the outrigger arms was a major improvement for front to back movement, BUT I stil needed a king pin tripod to really stabilize the RV.

Just be aware that you're going to have to run sufficient wires to the rear of the RV if you install them. They should have a dedicated, fused circuit of their own.

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I was thinking of using them as SIDE frame stabilizers, going fore and aft near the axles maybe, not athwart ships. I figured the electric out, just curious about the basic question - would it work, and if it works will it be "as good as" say JT Strongarms or SteadyFast? Maybe too much thinking and just going with what is already engineered to do the task at hand might be best...
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:52 PM   #5
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I was thinking of using them as SIDE frame stabilizers, going fore and aft near the axles maybe, not athwart ships. I figured the electric out, just curious about the basic question - would it work, and if it works will it be "as good as" say JT Strongarms or SteadyFast? Maybe too much thinking and just going with what is already engineered to do the task at hand might be best...
I didnt realize the second picture was no more than motorized stabilizers .
no they wont help much .

still need stabilizers such as jt's or steady fast .
I personally installed bal brand . way cheaper and really look to be the same

BAL Lock-Arm Stabilizing Bar - BAL 23216 - Stabilizing Jacks - Camping World

Lock-Arm Jack Stabilizer Bar from BAL on Sale - PPL Motor Homes
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