I was chasing a problem in our trailer, rocking and rolling, especially when I would kick the recliner closed, it would shake the whole trailer and drive the DW nuts. I saw the JT Strong arm and Steady Fast systems online. An HT has the spare mounted to the frame in the front between the 2 front landing legs. This prevents the installation of these stabilizers in the front for side to side movement. This is also under the bed in my model. I saw “The Rock” mentioned in another thread and started to do some research. It appears to have been around for a few years. The design looked solid and met my requirements of not having to move the spare. I made contact with Jim through the link provided below. He has 3 different variants ranging from $100 to $300 plus shipping. He is going to ask you for your make and model to determine which version is best suited for you. The difference is a lite, medium and heavy versions. He recommended the heavy for me because I have 3 slides. So I ordered a set. While I waited for delivery I also ordered a set of Snap Pads.
When they arrived I noticed that one set was a bit longer than the other.
Asked the question via email and he got right back to me. This is for an uneven campsite and he supplies enough chain to make adjustments. Quality product and stout design.
Just got back from our trial run. OMG what a difference. I did not use the pinbox, but did use the X-Chokes and had installed the Snap Pads. Hardly any movement at all. The next morning we got up and noticed a slight jiggle, I just tightened up the X-Chokes now that the tires had cooled off, jiggle gone. The DW is ecstatic. Happy wife happy life.
One install note, I had to use a small 1” thick wood block in one location due to the way the trailer was assembled. Pic attached.
So I am a happy camper with “The Rock”, X-Chocks and Snap Pads. That cumbersome pinbox stabilizer is going into the garage. I also put landing pads under “The Rock” landing points to give it a larger footprint. If you have a light 5er and need to stabilize it you can’t go wrong with this setup. I can’t see how it wouldn’t work on any trailer type the needs stabilizing.
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