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Old 09-02-2011, 04:12 PM   #11
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So I was fortunate enough to have stayed in my unit duing TS Irene this past week with 45-50MPH gusts at my side. With the JT's set correctly and extra scizzor jacks in the unit I did not have any sway. I too have the x-chocks as well and I have to say movement is minimal. The only logical place tomount the extra scizzors is just behind the rear wheels so that they are directly across from one another and accessible. Putting them in alternating locations would not give you the same performance IMHO. With any mod, having them dialed in correctly makes all the difference. I have had movement issues in the past but now I know just how to get the unit rock solid with the add on's. Settleing can occur depending on your site, so you may need to tweak things the second day.

We are 40 ft from nose to bumper so you will get some flex from the fridge to the front entry. I have thought about adding another set of jacks but think that is overkill and talked myself out of doing it. The second set of scizzors take out the suspension which is where we are getting the softness.
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Old 09-03-2011, 01:41 AM   #12
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Glad to hear you weathered the storm and with minimal movement. I have the stabilizer bars I made painted and will be taking them with me to install later this week. One thing I didn't do is make a pair to run across the front of the camper. I'll be installing a pair running forward from the rear stabilizers and another pair running backwards from my front ones. I'm hoping I won't need any side to side on the front as the way my site is laid out, my front stabilizers are only extended about 4". If needed, I bought pleanty of steel to make a 3rd pair. I currently have my extra pair of stabilizer jacks sitting, but not bolted just behind the rear axle. I am thinking about trying to bolt them, as well as the rear bars to mount Jayco welded in for what I assume to be non-electric rear stabilizer jacks. If this doesn't help, I will only need to remove a few bolts and start over.
As soon as I get everything installed I will post an update as to how it works out.

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Old 09-06-2011, 08:35 AM   #13
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I think since that since you have the materials and your unit seems to be far from your house that I would put the front legs on. You will still get side to side movement without three points of resistance which the second set of front legs provide. Plus you may not want to get back under there after the initial setup. Again just my 2 cents.
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