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Old 06-23-2018, 09:56 AM   #1
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Wildcat Maxx Stabilizers

Does anyone know if JT Strongarms (or comparable product) can be installed on a 2015 Wildcat Maxx 262RGX. Concerned about front center mount, with spare tire being located there .
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Old 06-23-2018, 12:01 PM   #2
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If you can't mount in the center you might go with the steady fast system which connects from the top of one leg to the bottom of the other. I built my own but I have no spare mounted under the front.
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:18 AM   #3
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I looked at the SteadyFast system. I think I値l have more clearance issues with that set up. That center bracket set up you have in the pic. might come out far enough to clear spare tire. I知 also looking at the BAL Stabilizers. The have a little different mounting set up. Was hoping someone had one of these systems already installed on the same model 5th wheel I have. Thanks for the pictures, very helpful. I値l keep doing some research.
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:42 AM   #4
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I looked at the SteadyFast system. I think I値l have more clearance issues with that set up. That center bracket set up you have in the pic. might come out far enough to clear spare tire. I知 also looking at the BAL Stabilizers. The have a little different mounting set up. Was hoping someone had one of these systems already installed on the same model 5th wheel I have. Thanks for the pictures, very helpful. I値l keep doing some research.

Me too. I'll be watching this thread. Was looking at my new one and it will be very tough, not only the front but the longitudinal braces have nowhere to mount with the covered underbelly
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:49 AM   #5
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I have the 斗ongitudinal braces figured out, just trying to figure out center front mount. I might try have to find someone to fabricate a mount like, Onetonford痴 set up. I thought for sure I壇 find someone on this forum that has had this issue. I sent email to Forest River Service Dept. to see if they could help. No response. I guess I値l keep searching.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:52 AM   #6
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On mine I had to clear the battery boxes The bracket I made was 4 inch angle Iron mounted to the steel floor of storage area and a smaller angle welded to the front to give me the offset. I'll try to find the picture of the bracket.
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Thanks Oneton. I have that battery box issue too. I think Stabilizers would just clear that on my 5er. I think finding a welder locally, might be my next step.
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Thanks for the pics. Much appreciated!
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so that gives adequate stiffness? the pan is just 16 gauge steel. But I really like the telescoping braces with Heim joints. What size tubing did you use to telescope like that?


Also, how did you attach to the bottom of the legs, photo isn't clear. I had the JT's on my old trailer and they had too much play at the pivot points, kind of defeated the purpose so I always thought I'd do some with bushings but the Heim's will never wear out.
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Stabilizers

I ended up taking a chance an ordered the BAL Stabilizers. Just finished installing them. I used a 1/4 piece of steel as a spacer for center supports. I reversed the swivel mounts on the brackets to clear my spare tire. Success! I was surprised how well these work!
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That looks great glad you were able to make them work and like you said they are amazing in how much they help the get rid of the movement of the fiver.
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I ended up taking a chance an ordered the BAL Stabilizers. Just finished installing them. I used a 1/4 piece of steel as a spacer for center supports. I reversed the swivel mounts on the brackets to clear my spare tire. Success! I was surprised how well these work!
Thanks for the help in pm dbarry. I just ordered a set of 4 for our 262RGX.
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Good to hear. Hopefully you’re as happy with them as we are. If you end up installing a set on rear, let me know the outcome,
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so that gives adequate stiffness? the pan is just 16 gauge steel. But I really like the telescoping braces with Heim joints. What size tubing did you use to telescope like that?


Also, how did you attach to the bottom of the legs, photo isn't clear. I had the JT's on my old trailer and they had too much play at the pivot points, kind of defeated the purpose so I always thought I'd do some with bushings but the Heim's will never wear out.



I'm sorry I didn't notice your post But yes the Bracket I made I also put a 1/4 plate on the other side to sandwich the thinner pan and so far no problems also I used 1/2 inch conduit for the tube with 1/2 solid rod for the internal slide. That is a old picture and I made different brackets at the bottom of the leg I made a bracket out of 2" angle Iron that bolts to the holes in the legs so I wouldn't drill more holes in legs and weaken them.
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I ended up taking a chance an ordered the BAL Stabilizers. Just finished installing them. I used a 1/4 piece of steel as a spacer for center supports. I reversed the swivel mounts on the brackets to clear my spare tire. Success! I was surprised how well these work!
Hell Dbarry ... I have the exact same model 262RGX and ordered 4 BAL stabilizers, how big of a piece 1/4" steel did you use and did you mount it on outside or inside of pan or did you use 2 pieces and sandwich it like oneton? Thanks - Pokechop
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Hell Dbarry ... I have the exact same model 262RGX and ordered 4 BAL stabilizers, how big of a piece 1/4" steel did you use and did you mount it on outside or inside of pan or did you use 2 pieces and sandwich it like oneton? Thanks - Pokechop
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Hey Pokechop. Sorry I知 just getting a chance to reply to your post. Camping in Lake Tahoe right now( poor cell service). I actually used 1 (1/8) pieces of steel on each bracket inside of storage compartment. Oneton痴 setup was probably the more 鍍hought out way to do it😉, but I知 happy with the results of mine. I figured I was just trying to 都tabilize so I should be good. If I have a 吐ailure, I値l refer back to Oneton痴 setup.😜 Goodluck!
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Hey Pokechop. Sorry I知 just getting a chance to reply to your post. Camping in Lake Tahoe right now( poor cell service). I actually used 1 (1/8) pieces of steel on each bracket inside of storage compartment. Oneton痴 setup was probably the more 鍍hought out way to do it😉, but I知 happy with the results of mine. I figured I was just trying to 都tabilize so I should be good. If I have a 吐ailure, I値l refer back to Oneton痴 setup.😜 Goodluck!
Tahoe have much smoke from all the fires? We are slammed with it for over a week straight now here in the high Nevada desert.
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Hey Pokechop. Sorry I知 just getting a chance to reply to your post. Camping in Lake Tahoe right now( poor cell service). I actually used 1 (1/8) pieces of steel on each bracket inside of storage compartment. Oneton痴 setup was probably the more 鍍hought out way to do it��, but I知 happy with the results of mine. I figured I was just trying to 都tabilize so I should be good. If I have a 吐ailure, I値l refer back to Oneton痴 setup.�� Goodluck!
Thanks Dbarry! Im going to try the 1/4" and see what happens, if not I will get 1/8" like yours. I too just need stabilization. I did find on left hand frame my gas line was attached there ... is yours there and did you go inside or outside the pipe? Im getting ready to install so I just thought i'd pick your brain! Thanks Dbarry, i'm in Redding so I hope you are out of the smoke ...
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