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Old 12-03-2018, 10:53 PM   #1
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The Rock Stabilizer review

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.
Happy Trails.
Jim Holes's email:*jim_daddie@hotmail.com
Website*www.therockrvstabilizer.com

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Old 12-04-2018, 05:37 AM   #2
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Interesting.

Are the brackets that touch the trailer frame welded on to the frame or just held in place by pressure?
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Those do look interesting. This looks to be a better solution to the others (linked below) but what about the price? What do they cost?

Thanks for sharing.

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Interesting.

Are the brackets that touch the trailer frame welded on to the frame or just held in place by pressure?
Just pressure and only hand tight. It doesn't take much pressure at all.

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Those do look interesting. This looks to be a better solution to the others (linked below) but what about the price? What do they cost?

Thanks for sharing.

https://www.campingworld.com/univers...caAkvoEALw_wcB
Pricing can vary from Jim, b.c there are some variables in shipping and a couple of options he provides. Expect around 300.00 for the set of 4 and if they were 500.00, I wouldn't hesitate to buy them given how effective they are.

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Old 12-04-2018, 08:22 AM   #6
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This looks like a similar concept to the DIY method of using a couple of 2x4's angled outwards at the back, only fancier.

I made custom front stabilizers for our fiver and at the back I use a ratchet strap to pull inwards on the rear elec stabilizers (they angle down to the ground)

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Do these use opposite threads on the ends of the center portion and then you just turn it with your hand once the cross chain is in place to set the pressure?

Edit: I watched the video on the site, so yes. Seems odd that at the start of the video he could rock the trailer with the arms that are on it. Mine is a similar setup and with them tightened the front end is solid when I push on it.
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Do these use opposite threads on the ends of the center portion and then you just turn it with your hand once the cross chain is in place to set the pressure?

Edit: I watched the video on the site, so yes. Seems odd that at the start of the video he could rock the trailer with the arms that are on it. Mine is a similar setup and with them tightened the front end is solid when I push on it.
Yes they are opposing threads on each end, they have around 10" of extension in them.

I am not the expert here, I would reach out to Jim, I just did the review. But my personal experience with the JT's and a 5er was that we had to use a tripod on the pin box b.c there was still too much wiggle even using the JT's. I think the Steadyfasts are better than the JT's style but again, these don't need another kind of stabilizer, my Steadyfasts are already installed so I am using them but mostly for the front to back. You could really hand torque The Rock's if you wanted too...they can easily provide lift but would be way too much pressure...simple hand tight is all that is needed.
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It looks as if they hook/lock onto the frame at the top. My frame is an "I" beam. Would these work on that as well?
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It looks as if they hook/lock onto the frame at the top. My frame is an "I" beam. Would these work on that as well?
Great point to bring up...Jim makes all kinds of different tops for various frames. Give him a call and talk to him about your application. I know he makes them for I Beams.

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