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Old 09-14-2012, 11:14 PM   #41
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I bought the steady fast system, and yes there is a wood strip on the frame rails. I have mixed results with it. On concrete pads, 50% bounce removed. Grass or gravel, maybe 40%. The electric stabs are the main culprit as you can't get that extra "oomph" you can with manual jacks. A call to the company agreed with that also. It is better with it, but I am tempted to remove the electric stabs..

Windjammer 3006w is my model
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:58 PM   #42
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Has anybody contacted FR about this problem? Are they are aware of it, and have they come up with a remedy?
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:42 AM   #43
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I bought the steady fast system, and yes there is a wood strip on the frame rails. I have mixed results with it. On concrete pads, 50% bounce removed. Grass or gravel, maybe 40%. The electric stabs are the main culprit as you can't get that extra "oomph" you can with manual jacks. A call to the company agreed with that also. It is better with it, but I am tempted to remove the electric stabs..

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Thanks for the info on the wood strip on the frame rail. Did you have to use longer bolts and shim when you did the attachment to the rail?

I have the manual jacks on my jammer so maybe I will get better results.



How long was your install time?

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Old 09-15-2012, 09:57 AM   #44
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They did send me longer bolts, and I remember making a shim on one . It took me about 4-5
Hours, as I took extra time trimming the underbelly liner. Be sure to seal up wherever you need to cut for the brackets to fit. They were very helpful on the phone. Called him on a Sunday and the answered all questions
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:18 AM   #45
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Has anybody contacted FR about this problem? Are they are aware of it, and have they come up with a remedy?
IMO it's more of an annoyance then a problem. I can live with it, if need be. I contacted FR about using slide out supports (see post #25).
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:05 AM   #46
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Let me ask, does the trailer settle/lean to that side when you are in the slide or does it do it over a period of time? And does it "bounce" back to level? Are the stabilizer jacks "leaking" to the point where you have to tighten them up frequently?
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:07 AM   #47
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I bought the steady fast system, and yes there is a wood strip on the frame rails. I have mixed results with it. On concrete pads, 50% bounce removed. Grass or gravel, maybe 40%. The electric stabs are the main culprit as you can't get that extra "oomph" you can with manual jacks. A call to the company agreed with that also. It is better with it, but I am tempted to remove the electric stabs..

Windjammer 3006w is my model
Good sidenote about the manual jacks vs electric stabilizers. I am looking at new TT's and was looking forward to electric stabs. But to have the least movement, you would recommend manual?
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:26 AM   #48
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Good sidenote about the manual jacks vs electric stabilizers. I am looking at new TT's and was looking forward to electric stabs. But to have the least movement, you would recommend manual?
They're the same style jack as the manual with a motor drive on them.

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The electric ones are "neat", but that is all. You can get more torque on a manual scissor style. Also, there is one button for front and one for the rear. When you are lowering the jacks, you have to stop go to other side, position the blocks, go back lower some more, go back reposition, etc. With manual jacks, you crank near the block, so in my opinion manual is faster. Bells and whistles are nice, but after having manual an electric, I am going back to manual on the next one.
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The electric ones are "neat", but that is all. You can get more torque on a manual scissor style. Also, there is one button for front and one for the rear. When you are lowering the jacks, you have to stop go to other side, position the blocks, go back lower some more, go back reposition, etc. With manual jacks, you crank near the block, so in my opinion manual is faster. Bells and whistles are nice, but after having manual an electric, I am going back to manual on the next one.
My rear electric jacks are "self adjusting" and will "park" one side when it hits the ground until the other hits the ground and then lift the trailer together.

X2 on what Dave says, the electric jacks are just manual jacks with a motor added. I much prefer the electric.
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