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Old 12-04-2015, 01:40 PM   #1
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Jt strong arms and 6 point hydraulic level up

Anybody have any pictures of the jt strongarms on the 6 point hydraulic level up with the rams?
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Old 12-04-2015, 02:08 PM   #2
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I put them on the front 2 legs ... Lippert says no because it prevents rotation of the cylinder rams which I find odd. I work in hydraulics and most all our cylinders either have an internal anti-rotation bracket or the ram is affixed to a clevis preventing rotation. Lippert sells pivot mounts that you can install on the round feet. You have to drill and countersink a hole to attach the mount to the foot. I'll try and get a photo if I get up to my fiver. PS ... it makes a noticable difference just like it did when I had them on the electric jacks on my SOB.
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Old 12-04-2015, 02:10 PM   #3
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Anybody have any pictures of the jt strongarms on the 6 point hydraulic level up with the rams?
Lippert does not recommend or install JTs on a 6 point level up. They said it would cause the ram seal to eventually fail , as the JTs keep the ram from slightly rotating when it extends/retract.

I bought a set JTs from Lippert at the Goshen rally, and paid them to install there. When I got to Bldg 39 at Lippert after the Rally, they refused to install.
So I got my money back.

I know of one guy I saw at the Rally, who installed the JTs himself on a Cedar Creek, 6 point level up, welded the tabs on pad, etc, and he says he has not had any problems.
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Old 12-04-2015, 02:10 PM   #4
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I found the attaching bolts and brackets on the lci website.
I need the pic for an individual who says it can't be done.
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Old 12-04-2015, 02:13 PM   #5
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Cylinder does not need to rotate imo.
I've never seen a cylinder that needed to rotate.
Besides there's nothing "in" the cylinder "to" rotate it.
Why would it ?
Better yet why does lci sell the brackets?
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LCI stated to me that the brackets are for the electric version of level up systems. I've used mine for about 8 months now without issue. Actually if you cycle a cylinder in free air several times, the entire ram and piston will rotate just a bit unless it has some fashion of an anti-rotate bracket. Like said ... I don't get the explanation of wanting the ram to rotate ... any implement with hyd cylinders I've ever had on the farm has been fixed to the arm or coupler it attaches to.
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Old 12-04-2015, 02:26 PM   #7
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LCI stated to me that the brackets are for the electric version of level up systems. I've used mine for about 8 months now without issue. Actually if you cycle a cylinder in free air several times, the entire ram and piston will rotate just a bit unless it has some fashion of an anti-rotate bracket. Like said ... I don't get the explanation of wanting the ram to rotate ... any implement with hyd cylinders I've ever had on the farm has been fixed to the arm or coupler it attaches to.
I agree.
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Old 12-04-2015, 02:28 PM   #8
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Btw the electric version uses the square tube to mount the strongarms.
As I have a 6 point electric.
So their explanation doesn't hold water lol.
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Old 12-04-2015, 02:30 PM   #9
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Even their description is contrary.


These JT's Strong Arm™ Jack Stabilizer Adaptor Lugs make it possible to attach JT's Strong™ Arm Jack Stabilizers to round hydraulic foot pads popular on many fifth-wheel RV models. There are two weld-on lugs per package.
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I think he was talking about the individual electric leveling jacks that have a motor on each leveler ... I don't remember the brand. Maybe they were electric over hydraulic stand alone units. No matter ... if you do get the lugs, you'll have to trim away a bit of the radius already machined into the lug on the side that faces the telescoping arms. The cutout radius on the lugs for JT brace arm pivot ends doesn't allow enough travel and will bind. Hard to describe, but readily noticed when you start going together with things.
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