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Old 08-18-2013, 06:35 PM   #11
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Just about any king pin stabilizer that is high enough will work. Most are rated for 5000 lbs. Emphasis on the high enough.
Level-up 5ers sit higher than most so you may want to break out the tape measure.

Ependydad: speaking of level-up, I don't think there is an application for JT strong arm and alike that is compatible. I've never seen it either... Just sayin.
Seen a set in goshen on a level up system.
Pm earth station as it was there unit.
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The rear stabilizers are pretty flimsy, I reinforced mine by skip welding a 2-1/2" x 1-1/4" x 1/8" wall "C" to the legs. Now I can literally lift the rear of the camper about 2" or more with no problem. I also have homemade JT Strongarm bars on the rear jacks and on the front landing jacks. The X chocks do just about eliminate any front to back movement. The scissor jacks on the 2x4 tubing in front of the axles will stop any movement from the tires or suspension. Can't wait to get the set of stab jacks I got in Goshen mounted in front of the axles. Will be nice to have all 3 sets of jacks electrically operated.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:19 PM   #13
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I put X chocks on both sides and also blocks of 6"x6" wood under stabilizers. Makes it pretty solid and other than that I just assume there will be some movement when our 8 year old runs thru because after all... It's a camper!
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:19 PM   #14
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The rear stabilizers are pretty flimsy, I reinforced mine by skip welding a 2-1/2" x 1-1/4" x 1/8" wall "C" to the legs. Now I can literally lift the rear of the camper about 2" or more with no problem. I also have homemade JT Strongarm bars on the rear jacks and on the front landing jacks. The X chocks do just about eliminate any front to back movement. The scissor jacks on the 2x4 tubing in front of the axles will stop any movement from the tires or suspension. Can't wait to get the set of stab jacks I got in Goshen mounted in front of the axles. Will be nice to have all 3 sets of jacks electrically operated.

The scissor jacks in all the way in the rear just keep the back of the trailer from bouncing because there is almost 12 feet of trailer from the Big Foot Jacks to the Scissor jacks. I have JT Strong Arms on those to the frame. These are true scissor jacks and not the half channel jacks you see on most trailers. The Big Foot Jacks will completely lift my trailer off the ground if needed to change tires. I add motors to the rear jacks so leveling is easy now that everything is powered.
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Seen a set in goshen on a level up system.
Pm earth station as it was there unit.
PM sent. Sure would like to see that...
Thanks for the tip.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:44 PM   #16
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Seen a set in goshen on a level up system.
Pm earth station as it was there unit.
Turbs,
Got the pics from Earth Station and it is what I expected. Their unit has telescoping tube gear. Our Creeks do not.
I suppose someone could "engineer" a mount that would have to be welded to the swivel pads but they might turn. Then there is the problem with the aluminum underbody panels that cover the outer frame. Soooo, back to square one. BTW, I think the gear Earth Station has is called Level-Up Ground Contact Gen II.
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got me thinking

Okay you guys has me thinking again about my lacrosse.
I have lippert electric stabilizing jacks front and rear. Yes its nice just to push a button to move them up and down. But for a stable feel I dont think there all that great.
My wheels are too far a part for the wheel X lock.
I use what I have read on another thread was not a good idea as well. Thats plastic wheel chocks. I hammer in with a mallet. I have wood ones but I wanted to cut down on the weight I am carrying.
I also have thought about the slide-out jacks. Just to take them to short of the Mississippi not Kansas or Omaha. (light touching) Kind of like what I do with my wally world jacks I use under my step. Just light contact to firm things up a bit. I have also thought about the bars you can add to your jacks that run to the frame.
Anyway my unit when set to stable ...just aint stable enough for my liking.
May be I should add a couple of scissor jacks??
Anyway I thought I would throw this out there at the peanut gallery and see what comes back
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yes that ES has the Level up ground control... along with JT Strongarms (front and back), roto chock (1 of them) and elephant feet..... we can hardly feel the spin cycle in the RV!!! I don't believe you will ever get all movement out..... unless you remove tires and axles!!!
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Got the pics from Earth Station and it is what I expected. Their unit has telescoping tube gear. Our Creeks do not.
I suppose someone could "engineer" a mount that would have to be welded to the swivel pads but they might turn. Then there is the problem with the aluminum underbody panels that cover the outer frame. Soooo, back to square one. BTW, I think the gear Earth Station has is called Level-Up Ground Contact Gen II.
Can you not mount to the tube rather than the feet?
When I installed my "strong arms" I also have the aluminum skirting, I just used there skirting mounting screws to find the beam.
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Can you not mount to the tube rather than the feet?
When I installed my "strong arms" I also have the aluminum skirting, I just used there skirting mounting screws to find the beam.
No can do. The tube, which is the piston rod, fully retracts leaving no room for a collar.
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