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Old 09-24-2015, 07:01 PM   #31
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:18 AM   #32
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Does this help keep the camper from moving when set up? We have anywhere from 1-5 kids camping with us and seems like the slightest movement from them rocks the camper. I have a 2016 320A Vengeance and I had a 2012 21RR and both move a lot. I have the front stabilizer jacks and just the two rear scissor jacks.
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Old 10-20-2015, 11:28 AM   #33
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Does this help keep the camper from moving when set up? We have anywhere from 1-5 kids camping with us and seems like the slightest movement from them rocks the camper. I have a 2016 320A Vengeance and I had a 2012 21RR and both move a lot. I have the front stabilizer jacks and just the two rear scissor jacks.
Only for vertical movement. Must have telescoping stabilizers going from frame to the jack bottoms to eliminate side to side motion.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:30 PM   #34
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Our Steadyfast system took out both front to back and side to side. I also use X Chocks, which I had prior to my Steadyfast. See my pictures at the front of this thread.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:40 PM   #35
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we have the JT's front and back on the 2012 wildcat 32RL and love them, much steadier with them on
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:44 PM   #36
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As mentioned previously, the side-to-side movement is greatly reduced with the cross-arm stabilizers, but there's still a fair bit of bounce and front-to-back movement.

I'm still planning on adding some BAL/JT stabilizers front-to-back, likely on both the front jacks and rear stabilizers.

I'm also considering mounting some stabilizers/jacks near the wheels.

Since the main chassis is pretty well covered, and I'd like to avoid removing too much of it (and would prefer to use bolts rather than self-tappers), and since many scissors-jacks top-out around 24" and my chassis is at 23", I was thinking of using scissor-jacks on the suspension sub-frame (whether the jacks are bolted on to there, or just free-standing.
Any reason why I should avoid using scissor jacks on the sub-frame ? (whether attached or free-standing)
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:10 PM   #37
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I have used Steadyfast and JT Strong Arms and liked the Steadyfast much better. Both systems still has some wiggle so I have since added a kingpin tripod and X chocks. Each addition helped more and more to take wiggle out.

Anyone with Ground Control tell me does that take the wiggle and bounce out?
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:17 PM   #38
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...Any reason why I should avoid using scissor jacks on the sub-frame ? (whether attached or free-standing)
I traded Herk a set of bolt on scissor jacks for his bent rear stab jacks. They worked great for me and I think Lou is satisfied with them.
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I traded Herk a set of bolt on scissor jacks for his bent rear stab jacks. They worked great for me and I think Lou is satisfied with them.
Looks like they were mounted to the suspension sub frame, rather than the main frame. That right ?
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Looks like they were mounted to the suspension sub frame, rather than the main frame. That right ?
That is correct.
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