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Old 06-18-2018, 01:14 PM   #1
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Stabilizing

I have a 2017 Jayco Eagle HT 27.5 and looking for help on stabilizing it a little bit better. I have the king pin tripod stabilizer which helped but we still get a lot shaking in the camper when you walk through it. I was thinking about buying 2 bottle jacks and place one on the frame behind the tires on both sides. Wondering how many ton bottle jack I would need on each side to only stabilize and not necessarily lift it off the ground? The camper weighs 9-10,000 lbs loaded.
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:24 PM   #2
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Jt strong arms make a big difference.
Bottle jacks leak down and you'd be disappointed. I tried that method about 20 years ago. Lol
Good quality chocks that go between your tires makes a difference as well.


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Old 06-18-2018, 01:30 PM   #3
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These work great for us.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...ers-37539.html
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:37 PM   #4
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Stabilizers are more effective as you get further from the center of the trailer. I would take a serious look at Steady fast or strong-arm systems. They form a triangle with the landing gear and rear jacks which provides a geometric stability.

I assembled my own from inexpensive BAL arms and a Strong-arm LG bracket. Just one corner was enough to make a huge difference. I may never finish the other side...
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Or for low price, go this this setup: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...ers-37539.html
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Old 06-18-2018, 03:54 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the replies. I’ll look into something other than bottle jacks
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:53 PM   #7
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Two things I would do again.

JTStrongarms or similar stabilizers and tripod screw jacks at the very rear of the trailer. The stabilizers got rid of most of the movement but ours has a larg 'overhang' at the rear beyond the rear jacks. The screw jacks 'fixed' that.

Some have used scissors jacks, but, they only restrict movement in one direction. The tripod jacks are better.

Another 'fix' that is common is blocks. Add blocks under each jack so there is very little jack sticking down under the trailer. A couple Ihave seen added other blocks with wedges under the frame, much like a mobil home installation. They were VERY stable, but, it takes an hour or two to do that kind of leveling job (and room to store all the blocks).

I have X chocks and they did not do much for stabilizing. They are easy to use so I will use them for overnight stops instead of regular wheel chocks.
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:48 PM   #8
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JT strong arm

A few people on the campers world website said the JT strong arm stabilizers for the rear wouldn’t work on their 5th wheel. Anyone know if they will work on my 17 Eagle HT 27.5 with electric stabilizer legs on the back ?
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:16 AM   #9
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A few people on the campers world website said the JT strong arm stabilizers for the rear wouldn’t work on their 5th wheel. Anyone know if they will work on my 17 Eagle HT 27.5 with electric stabilizer legs on the back ?
Two comments:
1. The "5th wheel" kit is only for the front landing gear, it does not include the rear stabilizers. Only the "travel trailer" kit has the rear stabilizers.
2. The "can't install" comments appear to be with auto-leveling systems. The rear stabilizer legs are inconvenient to install, but can be done.

That being said, just one corner on the landing gear was enough for us (we also have rear electric stabilizer legs). I have a bracket for the other side but our result was enough. If the front corner can't move, the rear corner can't move much (the frame has to twist). I think you would be pretty happy with the JT "5th wheel" kit for both sides of the landing gear.
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I made a set of front leg stabilizers and they make the front end solid. I still get movement in the back though with the electric swing down jacks so I'll come up with a way to stabilize those too.

Was thinking of getting X-chocks as I was told by a friend that they make a difference. Maybe no though based on a comment here.
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