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Old 02-13-2014, 12:19 PM   #1
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5er Front Stabilizer Set Up

Is there an opinion to have this or not fro the 5er? At my campground, some of the rigs have them and others don't. My rig will be set up seasonal and I wondered if it was worth the investment. If so, any thoughts on which work better? - Joe
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:30 PM   #2
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I wouldn't bother with a tri pod I would get a set of the JTstrong arm stabilizers
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:35 PM   #3
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I wouldn't bother with a tri pod I would get a set of the JTstrong arm stabilizers
I concur.

Bal stabilizers are a little cheaper but there good quality and I have a set on the rear of my fiver.
The front ones I made from transportation cargo jacks as seen in my profile albums.

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Old 02-13-2014, 12:36 PM   #4
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Tripod or something like a Strong arm system?

Depends on you and how much you wish to spend.

I would opt out for the Strong arm system or one like it because there is no problem storing it, you do not need to drag it around.

If you go with a tri pod get one that can be locked.
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I have a tripod and when it is not used the unit shakes around when somebody walks, in the process of making a set of JT strong arms for my unit
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:03 PM   #6
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If you're seasonal, I would go find the cheapest scissor jacks that you can find and place 4 or more of them around the underside of the camper and snug them up. Heck, I even know folks who use cinderblocks for the same effect.
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I have a tripod and when it is not used the unit shakes around when somebody walks, in the process of making a set of JT strong arms for my unit
Very cool.

Have you thought about something like these?

Camco 44560 Olympian RV Aluminum Stack Jack Stand - 4 pack : Amazon.com : Automotive

Some put one set in front of the front axle under the frame with the other two behind the back axle under the frame.
Not enough to lift the unit off the ground, just enough to take some of the weight off the tires.
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Ford Idaho, I think that's what my sister used a couple of years back when she was seasonal. You had no idea that you were walking around a camper because it was so solid.
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I use those under my TT now. They really do work well. Thx all!!!
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:53 PM   #10
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I concur.

Bal stabilizers are a little cheaper but there good quality and I have a set on the rear of my fiver.
The front ones I made from transportation cargo jacks as seen in my profile albums.

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