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Old 08-03-2015, 08:23 PM   #1
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Fifth wheel stabilizer feedback/recommendations

Considering buying some of the stabilizer supports for new fifth wheel.
Wondering if folks have any feedback on installation/effectiveness of the various different makes.

Been looking at SteadyFast, BAL LockArm, JT StrongArm and UltraFab eliminators

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Old 08-04-2015, 07:52 PM   #2
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I installed the Steadyfast on our fiver last spring. Took about three hours with the help of my son. The support and service from the owner, Mr. Hancom was exceptional to say the least. He personally called me on a Sunday to see how the install was going and said to call him on his cell phone if I had any questions.

The system is easy to install and works great. The only movement we get is from the washer in its final spin.

Three frame attachments and one on the rear pads and two on the front. Three knobs engage the stabilizers.
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Old 08-04-2015, 07:57 PM   #3
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Few more pix. of the attachment points.
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:39 PM   #4
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The system is easy to install and works great.
What fiver was that on?
Just wondering how the install will compare to our Rockwood UltraLite 5er.
Do you recall the distance from the legs to the mount points by any chance ?
I'm hoping that I won't have to cut through the 'skin' under the 5er and can instead mount straight onto chassis
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Old 08-05-2015, 11:35 AM   #5
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Its on a FR Sierra 360PDEK. I mounted the brackets with the Colorplast under it per the instructions. Not sure of the leg spacing but there are different supports or different spacing, Steadyfast will help you decide what you need. I have hydraulic landing gear which required drilling into the pad on electric it mounts to the leg which is much easier to install.
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Old 08-05-2015, 11:40 AM   #6
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We have the JT Strongarms that we installed on our 2009 Wildcat 32QBBS and they are great. DH didn't think they were that good until we forgot to deploy them one night. The 5'er rocked around A LOT! He's never forgotten them again.
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:13 PM   #7
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x2 on merrykalis. strongarm all the way.
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:23 PM   #8
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Used Steadfast on our Wildcat 5th Wheel. Does a very good job of reducing movement. The only hard part was drilling the holes for the screws into the frame with 1/2 in electric drill laying on my back. Makes you appreciate a strong frame.
The 6 point levelup system on our new Silverback is also very steady. Came from the factory so I didn't have to do an installation.
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JT Strong Arms here...

JT's are made by Lippert where the Lippert frame on our Sabre was already prepped for them so install was a breeze.
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We also installed Steadyfast on our Wildcat last year. Takes out a lot of the movement but not all. I really like the large easy to grip knobs as opposed to some of the other brands that require a special tool to tighten. Was not dificult to install. Came with good directions. Toughest part was the drilling into the frame but oil and patience is the key. I'm with "tedstr" our next unit will have the 6 point level up system.
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