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Old 07-01-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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Are stabilizer jacks worth the money?

Ive been agonizing on if I should spend the money on stabilizer jacks for my 2011 5th wheel which by way does have a anoying shake, I have been looking for 3 yrs at different jacks but so hesitant to spent the money. so once in for all are the worth it and if so which brand is the best?
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:04 PM   #2
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Do you not have rear stab jacks now?
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:10 PM   #3
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No just the normal jacks from factory, I was looking JT Strong arm or steady fast
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:17 PM   #4
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JT Strongarm either store bought or homemade are worth the money and the effort. Another set of stab jacks in front of the axles certainly helps also.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:22 PM   #5
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I bought heavier duty stab jacks for my Roo. Besides being better built, they did not fix stabilizing my trailer any better. They may be able to take a little more weight, but the rocking back and fourth on the trailer is not any better. I'm looking into installing the cross arms from the frame to stop the rocking.


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Old 07-01-2014, 08:33 PM   #6
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My 32' cherokee would shake, rattle and roll, anytime anyone would move in it. My DW was almost launched from the sofa when my teenage son ran up the stairs. It was almost impossible to get a decent nights rest due to five people and two dogs moving in the TT. I looked to the boards and the consensus was the need for strong arms. After installing them it has made the world of difference very little movement. I would highly recommend them. I built mine and you can see them in the Cherokee section under "trailer is a Rocking".
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:41 PM   #7
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just ordered the lock-arm stabilizing bar from Amazon. Different brand of the strong-arm product. I hope this helps.


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Old 07-03-2014, 07:56 AM   #8
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If you are parking for awhile you need jacks. There are many on the market so look around. I have a 21' that I use for work at construction projects. I bought 4 jacks at an auto wholesaler (cheap) and they work. Your camper is different, so check out your options.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:41 AM   #9
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I was amazed at the difference the BAL Lock Arm stabilizers made on our 5er.
I also have a spare set of stab jacks that I add close to the axles and that helps with a lot of the "bounce" out of the trailer.
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:33 PM   #10
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Are stabilizer jacks worth the money?

I orders the BAL lock arm stabilizers and installed them Friday morning. What an amazing difference. A definite good buy and a purchase well worth the money. I was hesitant at first but now wish I knew about it sooner. My wife asked me to pass the trailer while she laid down and immediately approved. Thanks for this thread.


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I borrowed a friends to try it out. The jack under the pin made a big difference to me. With all the money I've spent on stuff around the house and for the camper, I need to wait a bit but it's definitely coming!
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The front power jack is great. I I ha to replace my power stab jacks I would buy the manual scissor jacks. The power stab jacks take for ever to set and they are noisy. A simple battery drill with a 5/8 socket and they are down/up. Just me though.


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JB's are great, they took a lot of wiggle out, but I use bottle jacks at the front axels. This took a lot of bounce out. The two work out just fine for me.
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You can also try adding Bal x chocks (they are also made in extra wide for wide stance if you need it). These help a lot. JT strong arms are nice too.
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