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Old 05-19-2011, 08:59 PM   #21
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Don:

I'm looking foward to your experience with the stabilizer arms. I am most worried that a lot of the movement is due to the lighter frame. I've tried some extra jacks next to the tires as well as the x chocks between the tires and neither seemed to help much. It's good to hear from someone with the same TT when trying to compare how something will work or not. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:31 PM   #22
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Great looking TT kalik282!!
My DW and I nearly bought the Rockwood version it. I liked the chair and the exit door in the bedroom but she didn't so we kept looking.
She said it's not camping when you're in such a beautiful and well appointed TT like your's and the one we bought...so now we call it "glamping".

I see you are from Ohio. Are you planning to come to the FROG mini rally at Maumee Bay State Park in mid-July?

Enjoy your glamping trips!!
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@ buckisland, The scissor jacks took some of the movement away...am installing Lock arm stabilizer arms this weekend, these go from the jack foot pad to the TT frame..will keep you posted...@ Kalik282 I had 2 jacks go down in less than 16 monthes...both supplied by Forest River...both Lipperts...
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One trip in, and my Lippert tongue jack is already making strange noises. I might just install the Ultra-Fab I saved from my old trailer.

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Great looking TT kalik282!!
My DW and I nearly bought the Rockwood version it. I liked the chair and the exit door in the bedroom but she didn't so we kept looking.
She said it's not camping when you're in such a beautiful and well appointed TT like your's and the one we bought...so now we call it "glamping".

I see you are from Ohio. Are you planning to come to the FROG mini rally at Maumee Bay State Park in mid-July?

Enjoy your glamping trips!!
Thanks for the thumbs-up!

We looked at the Windjammers/V-Lite while at the RV show, but ended up with the 831FKBSS.

Love the "Glamping"! (I might steal it!)

Unfortunately, I will be unable to make the mini-rally, due to scheduling conflicts.

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Old 05-28-2011, 02:29 PM   #25
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Don:

I'm looking foward to your experience with the stabilizer arms. I am most worried that a lot of the movement is due to the lighter frame. I've tried some extra jacks next to the tires as well as the x chocks between the tires and neither seemed to help much. It's good to hear from someone with the same TT when trying to compare how something will work or not. Thanks for the reply.
The stabilizer bars took almost all the bounce and movement away. I only mounted 2 bars at right angles to each other at the front of the TT and BIG difference! I would reccomend these bars if you dont like the movement when set up.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:30 PM   #26
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Don:

Did you get the BAL Lock Arm Stabilizing Stabilizer Bar from Camping World? I'm glad to hear that they work and will have to look into getting some. How big of a job was it to drill into the frame? Haven't looked too close with the undercover (?) but I was more hesitant to pay for the bars and not have any results.

Thanks again for getting back with the info.....

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Old 06-01-2011, 07:39 PM   #27
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Buckisland 1950...the wife got the BAL Lock arm Stabilizer arms from Amazon.com and were 72 dollars w/ free shipping. The set took about an hour to put on. I'm going to put another set on the back end of the TT when I get a chance but won't be going anywhere till the 4th of July...then its off to Deleware and Pa for 2 weeks...that will be the real test!
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I ordered two sets today at Camping World. They are on sale for 69.99 + tax. I figured to put one set on the front and one on the opposite corner in the back and see how that does. Planning on going to FDR state park near Columbus ga later this month and hope to have them installed by then. Thanks again for the info.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:55 PM   #29
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Got busy today

I finally got around to installing the struts today. The front went fine once I decided how to engineer the attachment to the stabilizer pad. With the power C Jacks attaching to the bolt that holds the pad would not work so I got a piece of flat steel and extended the pad another 2 inches on either side. I then bolted the strut to that and it goes up and down nicely. Not the prettiest installation but I'm into function over beauty (except for the DW and there I went for both......). Seems to make a difference but can't tell much by myself, will get the DW to wander the camper later while I lay in the back, my true test.

In looking at the rear there is no crossmember that I can attach a strut to. The one I need to use is holding up the freshwater tank and putting a bolt or screw there is not an option. I may try later to add a bar across the rear or just leave the struts on the front. Another possibility would be to install the two struts only running lengthwise and see if that helps further.

Don, have you looked further into attaching the struts on the rear? I did notice that the attachment point on the frame are flexed. The metal sure is flimsy, I will keep an eye on that.
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