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BrokenElbow

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Posted: 03/07/11 06:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After examining the issue, I got the Steadyfast. I just got them, so they are not yet installed. The reason for picking them over the JT's is that there are only 3 to adjust instead of 6. I hear that they both work very well. I also have Rotochoks and they are great.


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Hemi and fiver wrote:

I currently use chocks and king pin stabilizer ....looking to see if anyone has the JT's or the steady fast stabilization systems.. good bad and the uglys ....


The JTs system will eliminate wiggle issues.

A pin stabilizer can only eliminate side to side wiggle at the front when adjusted properly. Adsustable chocks will eliminate front to rear movement and Bal telescoping stabilizers will eliminate side to side wiggle at the rear. The JT system is just another way to eliminat wiggle.


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Posted: 03/07/11 07:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BrokenElbow wrote:

After examining the issue, I got the Steadyfast. I just got them, so they are not yet installed. The reason for picking them over the JT's is that there are only 3 to adjust instead of 6. I hear that they both work very well. I also have Rotochoks and they are great.


I'm thinking of getting the Steadyfast system too. I also like the idea of only 3 wingnuts to tighten. It appears to be well designed. The links to the reviews on the website are really positive. Let me know how they do after you install them.


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Posted: 03/07/11 07:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for everyones imput... i do like the idea of only three large wing nuts to tighten on the steady fast trying to figure if the JTs work better becuase theres more? so many choices not enouh money lol...


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I looked at several trailers with the Steadyfast system installed, and I was not as impressed as I was by the JT's I had seen on other trailers. Yes they only have 3 stabilizers, but to me the additional stabilizers and the layout of the JT's made for a much more stable system.

That, of course, is only my opinion - feel free to purchase whatever you like the most! Bit like the 'which truck is best' debate - many different 'camps'!


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You might give Plug-it-right a look. I was at a Rally with our Carriage group and there was a couple selling the stabilizers. He sold six sets that weekend. I'm on the edge of getting them myself. Everyone said that they worked great. I shook the outside of the same trailer as mine that had them installed and noticed how much it moved from side to side. I then tried my trailer. The difference was amazing.

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I think stabilizers are for sissies. Go with the flow.


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John Bridge wrote:

I think stabilizers are for sissies. Go with the flow.


Was wandering when one of your type would show up. One of your type even suggested folks that can't tolerate movement should just stay home.

Some folks may have a medical condition that makes the rcoking and swaying impossible to tolerate. I've had Menieres disease with its motion sickness issues and requie my palace on wheels to be rock solid. Others may simply like less motion for a more enjoyable camping experience.

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Posted: 03/08/11 07:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have had JT's for a year now, and they work great. A huge improvement.


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ontariofarmer wrote:

Here are my stabilizers, I made. They are AWESOME






Did you have to fab most of it yourself or can you buy most of the pieces stock and put it together? Any more info would be great on how you did this.

Thanks!


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