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Old 03-09-2013, 06:55 PM   #11
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Here are the homemade ones I installed on the same type jacks. Also just upgraded the support straps going down to the legs. Made the new ones out of 3/4" pipe and heated and mashed the ends to take the stupid metric bolts. The two rear straps were bent, evidently from the factory to the dealer sometime. Just noticed it in FL the last 3 months.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:35 PM   #12
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Just picked up my new Sabre and had the dealer add the jt's. On the rears and front drivers, the t bolts hit when fully raised so i am just removing the t bolts each time.
Maybe could go on different, but it works for me.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:03 PM   #13
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Just picked up my new Sabre and had the dealer add the jt's. On the rears and front drivers, the t bolts hit when fully raised so i am just removing the t bolts each time.
Maybe could go on different, but it works for me.
For me, one of my t-bolts ends up blocked by the battery box up front. I don't take it figuring that if it can't rotate, it can't work it's way out. I just put it up. Now, I also ordered 3 extras so no harm if it does.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:04 PM   #14
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If anyone has these installed on their Sabre with the C Jacks, please post a pic or two of them installed...I bought a set to install myself and it seems pretty tight to find a good location without them interfering with the jack brackets when in travel mode.
If I see it, I'll have it figured out!
What you shouldn't do is mount it into the bottom of the bumper like my dealer did- it doesn't stabilize anything and just bends up the bumper.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:08 PM   #15
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Not my photos, but electric rear jacks and Strongarms. I plan on moving mine away from the bumper. I'm hoping it helps- we still have a lot of movement.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:56 PM   #16
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Not my photos, but electric rear jacks and Strongarms. I plan on moving mine away from the bumper. I'm hoping it helps- we still have a lot of movement.
I can see why you still have movement, as the stabilizer bars are functioning just like the jack legs, pivoting in the center of the camper, which will allow it to rock from side to side. Simply a dumb design.
I made my own bars, and ran them straight back with the mounts on the ends of the main frame I-beams. That way, I am stabilizing in two directions, side-to-side, and front to back.
I also made a full set for the front landing gear, and the fifth is as solid as a rock.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:59 PM   #17
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^^^ sorry, I wasn't clear- not my photos and not my camper. Another 36qbok owner sent me those of his. We were comparing installs when I was confused that mine were mounted to my bumper.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:07 PM   #18
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^^^ sorry, I wasn't clear- not my photos and not my camper. Another 36qbok owner sent me those of his. We were comparing installs when I was confused that mine were mounted to my bumper.
Yes, I saw that.
Are yours mounted in the center of the camper bumper, similar to the pictures, or did they mount them straight back?
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:12 PM   #19
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Yes, I saw that.
Are yours mounted in the center of the camper bumper, similar to the pictures, or did they mount them straight back?
Center of the bumper in the rear.

Up front we have front to back and side to side.

Also have RotoChoks between the tires.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:25 PM   #20
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Center of the bumper in the rear.

Up front we have front to back and side to side.

Also have RotoChoks between the tires.
I don't see how they think that would provide any sort of stability. I have the same rear jack system on my fifth, and there is so much slop in all of the arms and the screw mechanism, that the camper is pretty much free to jump about.
By them mounting the "stabilizer" arms in the same geometric configuration as the jack system, they accomplished nothing. The camper remains free to rock side to side.
If you look at old coot's pictures, you will see that he mounted his from the jack feet upward and toward the front of the camper. I assume the top mounts are bolted through the camper main frame.
I ran mine to the back of the camper main frame for ease of access. Either way would work, and would be far superior to mounting them as in your pictures, bumper or not.
I hope that is understandable?
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