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Old 10-26-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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Trailer stabilizers

I have a Rockwood 8280SS on order. It should arrive within 3 months according to my dealer. I have been doing research on stabilizers on different sites. JT's Strong Arm and Steadyfast. I have also been looking at the King Pin stabilizer, but most RVers say the King Pin stabilizer isn't enough.
Is there anyone on this site with either the Rockwood 8280SS or another Rockwood of that size that uses either of the stabilizers on their trailer?
This will be our first 5th wheel and both my wife and I are very sensitive to motion. We camped for the last 12 years in a Coleman pop-up and never encountered any severe movement, but the trailer was only single axle.
I understand that a tandem axle trailer has most of its weight on the tires and some say that the wheel chock that locks the tires is also good.
I have heard that the JT's are expensive as opposed to the Steadyfast, but if it works, I don't mind paying the price. So I am open to some advice.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:16 PM   #2
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Hi Wak, Well this last spring my bride and I bought a Cardinal 29ts xl 5th wheel and had the JT strongarms mounted and we're really happy with them. If you think about it, you're putting stabilizers on all 4 corners and the trailer just doesn't have anyplace to wiggle. The nice thing about them is that they are permanently mounted. All you do is loosen or tighten a wing bolt and your done.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:34 PM   #3
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:29 AM   #4
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I use the king pin system and have found no problem with it. I am sure which ever system you go with it will be a major imporvement. With that said the wheel chocks are almost more important than the above. B&L makes a good set as does Roto chock, alot depends on how much space between your wheels. Or you can make your own. I would purchase a good couple of wheele chocks before the other.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:09 PM   #5
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i ordered jt's on my 31ts . after i found out the proper way to use them they worked well. did not use my wheel chocks and had a little front to rear movement . I purchased a used king pin system . It does not take very much time to use all of them so from now on i will use all 3 and should have a rock solid 5er
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:39 PM   #6
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I have the Flagstaff 8528RFSS (same as your trailer just different stickers).
Here is what I am considering.

http://www.winfieldrvproducts.com/Home.html

I like the price and no drilling required. They have a video on Youtube also.

Check it out.

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Old 10-29-2009, 10:52 PM   #7
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Looking at winfields site they show side to side stabilization front and rear but no fore, aft...
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:15 PM   #8
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I found a dealer in Canada who sells the JT Strong Arms and had them delivered to the house within 7 business days. Got a good price for them without having to pay customs duties from the US. According to JT web site, Tweetys is the cheapest in the US. The order I made in Canada was cheaper even with taxes and postage included, and no duties.
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I think you'll really be happy with your stabilizers. Glad you got a great deal on them. Let us know how they work for you after you get them installed.
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:51 PM   #10
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Wakakmi can you post or pm me where you got the JT's from?
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