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Old 07-04-2016, 11:01 PM   #1
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RV stabilizers, so many options...

We are looking to put stabilizers onto the jacks of our TT to get rid of some or most of the shaking when people are moving around, if our 75 lb dog or 6 yr old DD start walking around we can feel it especially while laying in bed. Our TT is a Passport 3220BH it has scissor jacks on the corners. Hopefully with help of the good people here I can get some help on which product to pick being that they are all in roughly the same price range $210-280. The only one of these products that I know anything about is the JT Strongarms, my parents 5er came from the factory with these but it is almost like comparing apples to oranges. Being that ours is a TT with 4 scissor jacks that has lots of movement and my parents is a 5er with auto leveling system which is very stable without even using the stabilizers.

So first off, are stabilizers at the jacks the way to go to stop movement? I already chock the wheels when we setup.

Here are the options I am currently looking at, I am open to all recommendations and brands.

1. https://www.amazon.com/Stabilizer-Sy...abilizer&psc=1

2. (note: these come is pairs, I was looking at getting 3 pairs. 2 pairs for the front jacks and 1 pair the rear)
https://www.amazon.com/BAL-23216-Loc...=rv+stabilizer

3. https://www.amazon.com/Lippert-19102...=rv+stabilizer
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Old 07-04-2016, 11:05 PM   #2
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I'll give a +1 to the JTs. Just be aware that "JT" was bought out by Lippert recently. Overall, good product. Here's a good thread about them:

JT Strongarms!
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Old 07-04-2016, 11:17 PM   #3
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I installed JT's on my hybrid, REALLY a big difference! It is like walking in a house! I am really happy with them, I can't imagine not having them now, I thought they would help a little but I am surprised how much of a difference they make. I can weld and fabricate but I am glad I bought them instead of making them, I think the Jt Strongarms are made well, and they are well thought out as to how they hook on, no nonsense, just a product that works.
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Old 07-04-2016, 11:52 PM   #4
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I've had SteadyFast and UltraFab Eliminators (which are JT knockoffs). The SteadyFast performs better.

http://www.learntorv.com/2016/04/pro...abilizers.html
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:50 AM   #5
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As we often do we're venturing south of the border into NY state to camp this coming weekend, and we'll be picking up a couple of these Valterra 020106 RV Stabilizers from the MyUSAddress warehouse where they're waiting for us.

I'll report back afterwards.
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:13 AM   #6
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As we often do we're venturing south of the border into NY state to camp this coming weekend, and we'll be picking up a couple of these Valterra 020106 RV Stabilizers from the MyUSAddress warehouse where they're waiting for us.

I'll report back afterwards.
I hope they work better for you- I found no difference with one of them.
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:36 AM   #7
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We use the BAL Strong Arms with no issue. Easy installation and setup. Only thing I gotta remember to loosen the bolts when packing up camp Also the BAL's do come 2 arms to a box.
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I hope they work better for you- I found no difference with one of them.
We have BAL X-chocks which help a lot with fore-and-aft movement. We tried an experiment on our past trip - I lay in bed while DW walked normally, then in a side step. The latter was a lot less disruptive. I am planning to place these stabilizers laterally - one at the back of the frame and one under the A-frame at the front.

We shall see!
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Old 07-05-2016, 02:33 PM   #9
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I had a similar problem with my dual axle TT and found that the X-chocks that mount between the two wheels make a huge difference when used with the normal scissor leveling jacks. You put them on after leveling the TT and they must come off before moving it. If your wheels are not widely spaced (over 4 -8 inches between tires) Camco (https://www.amazon.com/Camco-44622-W...rv+stabilizers) make an inexpensive device that has a manual screw knob to tighten the wedges against the tires. I found it best to tighten again after the tires cooled for several hours to get a good tight fit. There are several other types that you adjust for you tires and then you only have a lever to install and release the stabilizers. Another slightly more expensive stabilizer was made to chock both tires from the inside and you stepped on a bar between the chocks to set them and pulled a cable to release the bar. These would work well but I have not used that type. All are can be had for much less than the permanently attached stabilizers and are portable between trilers if you change trailers in the future.
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Before we bought the JT's for our fifth we had scissor jacks installed in front of the tires to help with the spring action. My wife sits over the wheels and doing needle work My walking made her giggle. Easy install and very effect even now with the Jt's. labarn
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