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Old 10-19-2015, 11:53 AM   #21
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The need is for a bushing, the Heim is not necessary or even required.

At the end of Round 1

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Now that is funny, I don't care what anyone say's, #2 for B&B.....
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Old 10-19-2015, 12:12 PM   #22
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OC....when you flattened the ends of the black pipe, you heat 'em up? Black pipe being like the pipe sold in HD/Lowes used for natural gas?
Yes, heated cherry red and smashed vise and a hammer. DO NOT USE Galvanized pipe. 1/2" pipe will work, but I had 3/4", so I used it.

BTW TURBS, I would still redesign them and use Heim joints. Round 2 to OC.
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Old 10-19-2015, 12:21 PM   #23
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while we are having a break between rounds... how long should I expect it to take to install a set of Strong arms?
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Old 10-19-2015, 12:25 PM   #24
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while we are having a break between rounds... how long should I expect it to take to install a set of Strong arms?
My columbus already had all the mounts installed from the factory in the front and took about 30 minutes to install and tighten. "Basically bolt on"

If you don't have the mounts already, expect it to take a couple of hours as you'll have to do some drilling and mounting.



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Old 10-19-2015, 04:59 PM   #25
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Has anyone installed jt strongarms on there 4 point "6 jacks" auto leveling system?
2) jacks in the front. "Leveling"
2) jacks in the middle "stabilizing"
2 jacks in the rear "leveling"
Interesting. My 2016 Wildcat came with the LCI Ground Control 3.0 4 point but it was built different than TURBS like this:

4 point "6 jacks" auto leveling system on my Wildcat:

2) jacks in the front. "Leveling" (it's the usual 5er front legs, but now they are integrated into the monitor and controls of the GC3.0 system.

2) jacks in the middle "leveling" (not stabilizing as TURBS, rather leveling jacks that are integrated into the monitor and controls.

2) jacks in the rear "stabilizing" (not leveling as TURBS, rather though they are indeed electric, they are not integrated and I must raise/lower them from the switches on back.

As for stability, I haven't really felt like I needed JT's, however if you notice a big difference, I could reconsider.

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Old 10-19-2015, 05:03 PM   #26
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I'll let you know!

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When I purchased my JT's at Goshen in 2014, they had an additional kit to handle what you need. The vendor gave it to me after I mention some issues they where having on a Rockwood getting them to stabilize correctly. Kit had two of everything need to mount the arms. Kit was around $20 best I remember.
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while we are having a break between rounds... how long should I expect it to take to install a set of Strong arms?
It should take a couple of hrs of laying on your back. Remember to measure the distance between the your front legs. They sell two different sizes. Don't ask how I know that but if not right it will not work... Ps: if you have Stab jack electrical in the rear save a hassle and order the kit to...
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You want the 023 kit for 5th wheel with legs over 58 inches between them

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Yes, heated cherry red and smashed vise and a hammer. DO NOT USE Galvanized pipe. 1/2" pipe will work, but I had 3/4", so I used it.

BTW TURBS, I would still redesign them and use Heim joints. Round 2 to OC.
NO your still zero unless you want to trash your new trailer...
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