Hey folks I want to give a report on my new JT Strongarm stabilizers, I just got back from Toledo Ohio and Fort Wayne Indiana with the 23ws and well I just had a blast!
On the JT Strongarms, I added them for a couple reasons, first, when my kid plays his video games while sitting at the dinette he gets into this attack mode and bounces me all over creation (He's intense!
) Also, I noticed the last couple times camping, when someone is in the opposite bunk you can feel them a lot when they move around, and when they walk across the floor in general. (All of the above is cured with the JT Strongarms)
The installation was rough but I think the installation instructions contributed to that, they are confusing and would be better if they had less words and more pictures, I had to drill out my foot bolts to 3/8" as they were metric from the Chinese stock stabilizer jacks LOL and there is a small bridge piece in the bottom you have to drill along with the bolt holes, (tough deal)
Anyway, I usually run the jacks up and down with a cordless so adding the JT Strongarms ads a little extra work (you have to loosen then tighten the T handles on each arm when you raise or lower) when setting up and tearing down but it is really worth it. Walking around the camper feels a lot like being in the house, I didn't feel movement from the kids at all and actually they were dancing in front of the dinette goofing around and I suddenly realized they were not rocking the place at all.
I think they were $255 total from Amazon and seem to be made really well, I am a little worried about forgetting to tighten the t handles and losing one but I can always use a regular bolt and may weld up a couple for back ups in case, (I don't want to camp even one night without these, they make that much of a difference.)
Here is what they look like when installed I highly recommend them and will not be owning a camper without them, the stock set up is just too weak.