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Old 04-11-2015, 12:20 PM   #21
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Another thing I forgot to mention is that you have the option to extend the outrigger or leave it where it is and just set the jacks there but the jacks need to be the ones with the side wind!
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Old 04-11-2015, 12:23 PM   #22
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Boy like the (Outriggers) on the Cranes you (Run/Sleep in) don't (Stick out)! Youroo!! Hey he could place a (Grill on 1-Flag pole on 1-Dish for TV on 1-and a Bicycle rack on the other! See that Guy is way ahead of us! Youroo!!
Yes sir you have the option of setting up all those accessories!
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Old 04-11-2015, 01:58 PM   #23
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Cheap way to stabilize your trailer

Run-out jacks are an interesting idea that that could provide some improvement over scissor jacks and would most useful in reducing potential tip-over under very high wind conditions. However the supports as pictured would seem to do little to reduce sideways motion, fore-and-aft movement, horizontal rotation, and vertical motion resulting from trailer frame flexibility and its suspension components (springs and tires). All of these other kinds of trailer instabilities are very annoying to a lot of folks and can only be significantly reduced by placing additional jacks near the tires to take some of the load off the suspension system, and also adding diagonal horizontal and longitudinal bracing from the frame to the ground, as is accomplished by some of the commercially available stabilizing systems. The good news is for less than a $100 a do-it-yourselfer can buy a set of four Walmart jacks, some thinwall round fence tubing, frame clamps, nuts and bolts, a length of 2X treated wood for pads, and build himself a simple diagonal trailer stabilizing system that is rock-solid (and can be diassembled and reused as needed).
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Old 04-11-2015, 02:18 PM   #24
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Run-out jacks are an interesting idea that that could provide some improvement over scissor jacks and would most useful in reducing potential tip-over under very high wind conditions. However the supports as pictured would seem to do little to reduce sideways motion, fore-and-aft movement, horizontal rotation, and vertical motion resulting from trailer frame flexibility and its suspension components (springs and tires). All of these other kinds of trailer instabilities are very annoying to a lot of folks and can only be significantly reduced by placing additional jacks near the tires to take some of the load off the suspension system, and also adding diagonal horizontal and longitudinal bracing from the frame to the ground, as is accomplished by some of the commercially available stabilizing systems. The good news is for less than a $100 a do-it-yourselfer can buy a set of four Walmart jacks, some thinwall round fence tubing, frame clamps, nuts and bolts, a length of 2X treated wood for pads, and build himself a simple diagonal trailer stabilizing system that is rock-solid (and can be diassembled and reused as needed).
Yes I have bought those before BUT can those be set wider than the width of your trailer so they can provide better stability during a storm? Beautiful weather is not a permanent thing! I left the original jacks on the trailer so people can see how far apart the jacks sit. But thank you for your feed back greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-11-2015, 02:21 PM   #25
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Sounds interesting, no pictures on Public Profile either.
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Old 04-11-2015, 03:42 PM   #26
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Here are the pictures of this set up so you guys can have an idea of what's being used!
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Old 04-11-2015, 05:31 PM   #27
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TSAWES???

THSKE (Tiske) Too Heavy Shin Killer Expensive.

Sorry, I just couldn't help myself.
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Old 04-11-2015, 05:46 PM   #28
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TSAWES???

THSKE (Tiske) Too Heavy Shin Killer Expensive.

Sorry, I just couldn't help myself.
Haha, no problem
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Old 04-11-2015, 05:53 PM   #29
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Might kill another bird by tilting the mounting tube slightly and get more side to side stabilization or a little fancier by tilting it both outward and back on the rear and outward and forward on the front and get 4 way stabilization.
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Old 04-11-2015, 06:06 PM   #30
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From what I see..I'd be worried about bending the setup going over low spots.I already bent 2 of the factory stabilizers going in & out of my driveway and they are up higher.
Outriggers are not new & there is a reason they are not offered thru manufacturer.
JMO Interesting concept though!
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