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Old 05-02-2015, 07:25 PM   #11
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I full time and I don't use anything for stabilization. I have just gotten used to it. I even run the washer/dryer combo in the bedroom when I'm sleeping. It doesn't bother me a bit and I don't have to haul around or set up stabilizers.

My philosophy is "ignore the movement and it goes away".
My wife says ignoring things is my strong point ! With the washer and dryer going it's like one of those crank up swings we had for the kids when they were babies .

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Old 06-04-2015, 06:28 PM   #12
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Jt Stabilizers

We have a 2014 321 RLTS and we used Jt Strongarms on the front that work quite well. I would have liked to put them on the rear legs too but because we have the auto leveling legs we would have had to do two things: one we would have had to weld tabs on the elephant foot for attachment there and two we would have had to weld a cross bar across the frame members ahead of the spare tire to attach the other end of the stabilizers. The reason being for all of this is because the rear legs are located right behind the rear tires and they are quite long, exposing the jacks ( in the retracted position) to road hazards such as semi tire chunks, brush, etc. possibly doing major damage to the legs and stabilizers. The other problem is that it would require getting down on your knees to tighten or loosen the tee handles. I have attached a couple of photos for clarification.
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:28 PM   #13
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Hi just wondering if anyone that installed the Jt Strongarms had an issue with the under mount spare tire, we just picked up our 2015 285rsts and I also bought the Strongarms to install, but it looks like the spare is too far forward, hoping I don't have to try and move the mount back to get them to fit.
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Old 06-05-2015, 05:44 AM   #14
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I don't do anything. Some things just don't bother me I guess.

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Old 06-05-2015, 08:36 AM   #15
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I don't do anything. Some things just don't bother me I guess.
Hey Ed, great attitude! I think I have the same one. I wait until the really big life threatening situations before I really get excited. The small things in life are not worth getting riled up over. Take it easy and enjoy life while we can!


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Old 06-05-2015, 10:26 AM   #16
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Hi I just looked at a photo of your model online and it does appear the the spare is really far forward but the JT Strongarms should be attached to the front edge of the frame. Does the spare overlap the front edge? I guess it also depends on how far back your front legs are. These JTs don't require much front to back clearance but if you don't have the clearance you will have no other option but to move the spare I guess.
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Old 06-13-2017, 03:23 PM   #17
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I can feel the entire 5th wheel move when my 10 year old rolls over in her bed, not sure what else I can do to stabilize the trailer.

We have the 6 point leveling system, I use X-cholks and we have 3 Lock-Arm Stabilizing Bar's on our front landing gear - haven't hooked the 4th one up yet because I need to figure out a way around the generator exhaust. We even use a tripod on the king pin. I haven't put Lock-Arm Stabilizing bars on the back two jacks because I need to decide how to mount them to the round legs.

What else can be done? I'm not looking for rock solid but it would be nice if the trailer didn't shake when a mouse farts.

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Old 06-13-2017, 03:59 PM   #18
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How do you engage the arms with auto level?

I take about 1/4 " out of my legs and apply pressure to them which make all the difference in them working or not.

You will never get it all out.

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I'm deaf so I don't mind a little shaking. My sister jumps on the door steps to let me know she is out there. One of my dogs watched her pretty carefully and now he jumps on the steps when he wants in )
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:36 PM   #20
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I relocated my spare to the back, so the JT Strongarms would not hit it. Its also easier to change a flat without having to climb under the 5er in my opinion.

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