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Old 10-03-2019, 09:14 PM   #1
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Steady Fast or JT Strong arms

trying to get some of the wiggle out of the 233S. I have Xchocks and the factory scissors in the 4 corners, but still need something else. I almost bought the JT Strong Arms but have seen where some people are buying the Steady Fast setup. I've never used either before.

I'm wondering if anyone has a preference and if so why?
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:56 PM   #2
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trying to get some of the wiggle out of the 233S. I have Xchocks and the factory scissors in the 4 corners, but still need something else. I almost bought the JT Strong Arms but have seen where some people are buying the Steady Fast setup. I've never used either before.

I'm wondering if anyone has a preference and if so why?
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I’m guessing very few of us have used both except maybe ependydad who tries 2-3 of everything so most of us couldn’t give an accurate comparison. I use and like JTs.
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I’m guessing very few of us have used both except maybe ependydad who tries 2-3 of everything so most of us couldn’t give an accurate comparison. I use and like JTs.
To be fair, I first had knock-offs of JT StrongArms, so the comparison might not be 100%.

SteadyFast wins my vote- less arms (3 vs 6), the knobs are easier on the hands, are easier to reach (up under the frame vs closer to the ground), oand the performance is the same (if not slightly better).

There is no such thing as “rock solid” unless you take the trailers suspension out of play but either of these get you as close as possible.
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:10 PM   #4
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trying to get some of the wiggle out of the 233S. I have Xchocks and the factory scissors in the 4 corners, but still need something else. I almost bought the JT Strong Arms but have seen where some people are buying the Steady Fast setup. I've never used either before.

I'm wondering if anyone has a preference and if so why?
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I went with the two sets of BAL Lock Arms due to price ($65 a set). It's amazing how much wiggle they remove. It's a totally different camping experience.

I used one pair down the front of the tongue to each of the the front stabilizers and the other pair across the back to each of the rear stabilizers. The only mod I did was to weld a 3/8x5" bolt to each lock screw to act as a handle.

Its so solid that I don't even bother with the x-chocks anymore.
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:18 PM   #5
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if you have a front under mounted spare, you will have better luck with the BAL. i bought the Strong arms and had to move the spare carrier
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:53 PM   #6
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We've had steadyfast on the 5th wheel in 09 since we bought it new,love it and haven't had a bit of trouble. The handles are up high enough-like ependydad said- so we don't get hardly any road grime to worry about.
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I installed the SteadyFast Stabilizers on my 5th wheel and love them. Easy to install and easier to use. RV is very stable now, even in strong winds or when people or dogs are moving around in the RV. I highly recommend them.
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SteadyFast here. Best thing we ever did. Easy install. Adds just a few seconds to setup and teardown. All hardware is stainless. Very little maintenance.
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I have the JT Strong arms and like them. I usually get on my knees to lock/un-lock them as they are hard to reach/no good back/fat. If I had known about the Steadyfast system I would have prolly gone with them. Hindsight.
That being said unless you have kids bouncing around then the movement doesn't really bother me that bad... most of the time I don't use the Xchocks if only for a couple of days. More to take in and out.
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I used the BAL lock arms because they are cheaper and so am I. They seem to help a lot, but, they don't take it all out. At least my wife didn't complain about the moving this year, so I guess that is a win.
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:57 PM   #11
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I have the Steady Fast system on our camper and it is easy to use and helps stabilize the camper a lot. I bought it for our Roo when we had it and took it off when we traded it in for the UltraLite we have now. Installed it on the Ultra Lite and it works just a well on it. I bought the extra set of foot pads for it to give it a better contact with the ground and also so all 4 stabilizers look the same LOL
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thanks everyone

thanks everyone for all your Replies! did you also replace the stock scissor jacks with heavier duty? I can't decide if I should swap them out. Also had a friend tell me to replace the scissor jacks and put C jacks on.
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I did not replace the stock stabilizers on either of our campers, just added the Steady Fast system. Works great.
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I like our JT's.
I have no experience with SteadyFast.
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Steady Fast or JT Strong arms

I purchased the steady fast system and installed it. I thought it worked very well. I have no experience with the JT system. I did have a few questions on installation and got fantastic support from steady fast. I did not replace the original scissor jacks, the steady fast system does replace the feet on the scissor jacks.
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I bought the Steadyfast because of ependydad review and I have been happy with them. Price point, easier to turn handles, less handles to tighten all won me over. I also like the support from manufacturer. I had even called on a holiday weekend and they answered my questions.

I had previously replaced my rear scissor jacks with much heavier jacks from Harbor Freight but that was only because coming down a hill and tight turn at a campground I damaged one.
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I'm considering getting the SteadyFast system, but I fear it may be a waste of money for me. The only way I am going to get rock and bounce out of the camper is to keep the wife out of it. I glide through the thing like an apparition, barely causing even a ripple in your beverage. The (otherwise completely ladylike) wife stomps through the thing like she hates every atom in the floor.

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I installed the steadfast system with the bigfoot pads on each stabilizer and X-chocks my rig is rock solid. The locking screws are easy to use and installation was easy. they do have great costumer service I talked directly to the owner and got advice on installation. Anything is better then nothing IMHO
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thanks everyone. I decided to go with steadyfast. I appreciate everyone's input.
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thanks everyone. I decided to go with steadyfast. I appreciate everyone's input.
Let us know how they work out for you.
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