Long post alert: My Review of "The Rock" RV stabilizers.
So I have seen a lot of posts about the rocking and shaking of campers. While this isn't our first camper, when we first started camping 13+ years ago, it was very annoying to us that we could feel our toddler rolling over in her sleep at the back of the camper....and as our campers changed so did the size and number of family members including fur babies grew. So we invested in some stabilizers like the JT STrong arms...we were very happy with that setup as they took out about 70% of the shake when used with X Chocks. For this last camper we went a different route...we picked the SteadyFasts system and I have to say, they are better than the JT's and only use 3 Pivot points. I would say they take out about 85% of the annoying shake and jiggle but you still know when someone is walking around but it doesn't make you sick or annoy you. That said, any stabilization that you get is going to have to be installed on the camper...we have done it 4 times now so it is pretty easy.
Ok, what is the point? The point is, we found even a better way. After some research, I found a guy by the name of Jim Holes...he is an inventor/engineer/thinker. He has developed and Patented his RV stabilizers called "The Rock" . After a few emails and calls to him, he sent me a set. We finally got to try them out on this current trip. Now please keep in mind, I am still using the Steadyfasts b/c they are already installed and work in conjunction with the landing gear. i installed The Rocks in less than 5 min and all I can say is holy crap....this feels as close to a stick home as you can get. There is virtually no movement. You have to try to make it jiggle by rocking side to side.
Only some slight jiggle if you are sitting in a slide b/c well...it isn't really stabilized, it just hangs out of the camper. Last night the family showed up and my kids were walking around and my wife comes out of the bedroom to say that she has never felt so secure while camping. It is very impressive really.
Again, we are using them with the SteadyFasts b/c I had already invested in them and they are on the camper but I think you will get the same results by just using X Chocks and TheRocks. The x Chocks will isolate the wheels from moving front to back and The Rocks will stop the shake and jiggle. I highly recommend them and encourage you to give Jim a call and or email him with questions. I am not a paid reviewer and I didn't get these for free. Just a camper wanting to pass along our experience to others facing the sames issues. You will be impressed with the build quality of these products and his attention to detail and willingness to pick up the phone and talk to you.
Posted from North Texas Jellystone site 405.
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