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Old 08-29-2014, 08:50 AM   #11
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:54 AM   #12
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I guess if Turbs comes to NC, will he be a prince or a frog?
FT Turbs is what and why Ms. Amy is coming to NC. TO ESCAPE from the Iowegian scofflaw.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:00 AM   #13
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I use a pair of retracting ratchet straps on the rear stabs. Does wonders for stability and takes up very minimal storage space. Can be stored in a coffee can.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:07 AM   #14
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I use a pair of retracting ratchet straps on the rear stabs. Does wonders for stability and takes up very minimal storage space. Can be stored in a coffee can.
I like this I always have these with me and will try this in a couple of weeks on our next trip to see how good it works.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:24 AM   #15
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Hmm - I like that. Also could be "dual use" to hold things in the bed of the truck.

One question upon seeing your pictures - your stabilizer jacks look A LOT more substantial than mine. I think I'll have to be careful not to put too much strain on them as I tighten up the straps/bars - I could see popping them right off the frame!! Maybe I need to consider upgrading the jacks??
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:36 AM   #16
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:46 AM   #17
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When I tighten the straps, the feet of the stabs will move about an inch to the center. I don't want to put too much stress on the metal stabs or I may be looking to OC for stab reinforcement. I hook the other end to the base plate where the stab motor is mounted. On 1 side there is a hole that accommodates the strap hook. The other side just hooks around the edge of the base plate for the stab. I don't have a pic of where I hooked the hooks but you can figure that out. Just keep the strap itself away from metal parts or it might rub and fray.
This helps in reducing the side/side wiggle. It doesn't eliminate but reduces greatly the wiggle. You're still sitting on the tires so you have to expect some movement. If staying only for a couple nights, I wouldn't do this. Not worth the "small" hassle of getting my fat butt down there.
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I use the heavy duty cross bar between the two front landing gear at a diagonal.I bought one of the cheapies at Harbor Freight for the side.I took a piece of angle iron,the kind that you use to hang a garage door opener,cut it to 4" and bolted it to the frame.Angled the bar from one foot on the front up to the angle iron.Tightened it up and it seems to have taken almost all the wiggle out.I just use the two.I keep them stored in the front compartment.I might try the straps on the back stabs,but looks too hard to get my fat old butt down there.
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I use the heavy duty cross bar between the two front landing gear at a diagonal.I bought one of the cheapies at Harbor Freight for the side.I took a piece of angle iron,the kind that you use to hang a garage door opener,cut it to 4" and bolted it to the frame.Angled the bar from one foot on the front up to the angle iron.Tightened it up and it seems to have taken almost all the wiggle out.I just use the two.I keep them stored in the front compartment.I might try the straps on the back stabs,but looks too hard to get my fat old butt down there.
So your butt is old too?!

Takes me about a minute from getting down there to getting back up. But it's worth the hassle.
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Might only take a minute to get down,I can fall down.But man o man it would take the wife along time to help me up.
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