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Old 02-26-2016, 09:43 AM   #11
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I never used them with the 2005 pilgrim 290BHSS we had for 10 years. I certainly will not use them on my 35un.
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:59 AM   #12
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If you're getting some wiggle movement then use some jacks under the frame near the axles. You can mount them like the front and rears, unless you have elec stab jacks. Buy a couple manual jacks and mount them close to the axle and just use a cordless drill to lower and raise them.
Also look into getting some JT Strong Arm type stabilizers. You need them front and rear. BTDT.JT Strong Arm Jack Stabilizer System - Travel Trailer Kit - Stabilizing Jacks - Camping World
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Old 02-26-2016, 10:33 AM   #13
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Old 02-26-2016, 10:52 AM   #14
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Even with JT Strong Arm's, you still get some wiggle - unless you completely jack the trailer off of its wheels! Having a slide out more firmly attached to the ground would seem to introduce bending and torquing into the structure with every wiggle. Whether it is enough to break anything is an open question. But since the system is designed to not need support, it would seem that adding support may introduce more potential for failure that it would prevent.
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Personal preference I think and dependent on how they are used. Manufacture doesn't recommend it for the drainage reasons and for reasons of the 'just in case the main stabilizer jack fail' it will cause excessive stress on the slide frame and mechanism. A lot of dealerships will say don't a lot will say its ok.
For myself, I utilize them, but understand, I just snug them up just enough to hold them in place and provide stability when people are in the slide area and weight is significantly shifted into the slide. I have had times when one of the stabilizers under the slide fell over after we (myself, DW and kids) were all in the slide area and we got up and left. This tells me that while we did not feel the weight shift in the TT while we moved about inside, the movement of the TT did occur, and that the stabilizer did provide some additional support. I have never had a run off problem because I have never adjusted the stabilizers so far as to lift the slide.
As a matter of the question of the manufacturer recommendations of not utilizing them, or of not adding additional jacks to the RV. Most manufacturers of automobiles and RV's will also tell you not to change rims, etc., or make any other modifications beyond what they do during assembly.
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