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Old 07-01-2013, 08:45 PM   #10061
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Took a pc of 2-1/2" x 1/8" sq tubing 26" long and split it length wise and made (2) 2-1/2 x 1-1/4 C channels, measured back 5" on both ends, notched and bent it down 8, welded the notch and cut it straight and skip welded it to the outside of each leg and across the ends. If you look at Glenn's you will see that the legs are thicker with tapered ends. The added pcs are just below the strut bolts.
Looks Nice, I do not know who Glen is but he is lucky to know you, let me guess, he nwears bibs as well
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Looks Nice, I do not know who Glen is but he is lucky to know you, let me guess, he nwears bibs as well
Iph he doesn't he will by time he leaves oc's
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:48 PM   #10063
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Took a pc of 2-1/2" x 1/8" sq tubing 26" long and split it length wise and made (2) 2-1/2 x 1-1/4 C channels, measured back 5" on both ends, notched and bent it down 8, welded the notch and cut it straight and skip welded it to the outside of each leg and across the ends. If you look at Glenn's you will see that the legs are thicker with tapered ends. The added pcs are just below the strut bolts.
That definitely gives it a stronger leg, but is that the weakest link in the setup? Is there a noticable difference in stability with a stronger leg? I was thinking of doing some sort of "criss/cross" arms, or arms going forward. I think the weakest link in these stabilizers lie in the angle braces, but I haven't studied them enough, nor have I done any testing. I can see some benefit from your mod though.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:31 PM   #10065
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That definitely gives it a stronger leg, but is that the weakest link in the setup? Is there a noticable difference in stability with a stronger leg? I was thinking of doing some sort of "criss/cross" arms, or arms going forward. I think the weakest link in these stabilizers lie in the angle braces, but I haven't studied them enough, nor have I done any testing. I can see some benefit from your mod though.
IMO, the legs are the weak link, the strap arms are also a weak point, I took mine off and made new ones out of 3/4 black seamless pipe and heated and smashed the ends flat and bent them on the same angle as the straps. I also reinforced the main channel the whole stab jack assy slides in by adding 2 pcs of 2 x 2 x 1/8" angle 63" long on each side of the channel up 3/4" and skip welded the angles to the sides of the channel and skip welded the angles together on top. I can now lift the rear of the trailer and nothing flexes. The motor will bog down but nothing flexes. I think the legs do a much better job of stabilizing the closer to vertical. I also have homemade front to back stabilizers similar to the JT Strongarms.

The only thing we reinforced on Glenn's was the legs themselves.
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IMO, the legs are the weak link, the strap arms are also a weak point, I took mine off and made new ones out of 3/4 black seamless pipe and heated and smashed the ends flat and bent them on the same angle as the straps. I also reinforced the main channel the whole stab jack assy slides in by adding 2 pcs of 2 x 2 x 1/8" angle 63" long on each side of the channel up 3/4" and skip welded the angles to the sides of the channel and skip welded the angles together on top. I can now lift the rear of the trailer and nothing flexes. The motor will bog down but nothing flexes. I think the legs do a much better job of stabilizing the closer to vertical. I also have homemade front to back stabilizers similar to the JT Strongarms.

The only thing we reinforced on Glenn's was the legs themselves.
OK Who is Glen?????
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:51 PM   #10067
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Glenn Jurczyk from Clarksville, VA
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Finished Glenn Jurczyk's mods, put the 2 awning locks on and the step support so he is now ready to hit the road back to Clarksville, VA. 30Jul we will meet @ junction of I81 & I77 for the trip to Goshen.
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