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Posted: 04/28/19 09:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good morning

I’m picking up a new Montana fifth wheel with six point auto leveling system. I have JT Strong Arms on my current Jayco. Should I keep the strong arms for the new FW or let the new owner of my Jayco enjoy them? I’m not sure how steady a 41’ FW is with the six point system, does it need extra steadying the the JT provides?


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Posted: 04/28/19 09:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would keep them. Our Riverstone has the 6 point leveling and I need to install a set of JT Strong Arms as is does wiggle a lot.

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Posted: 04/28/19 11:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bessie-Hunter wrote:

I would keep them. Our Riverstone has the 6 point leveling and I need to install a set of JT Strong Arms as is does wiggle a lot.
I have read a fair amount of input on RV.net that had people saying the same thing. I think I'd hang on to them until I checked out the new unit.


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Posted: 04/28/19 12:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks guys. Just took them off. Didn’t help that it’s pouring

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Posted: 04/28/19 01:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have the Lippert Level Up system on our Cardinal. We have very little if any movement. I’d try out your Montana before you go to the trouble of installing anything.





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Posted: 04/28/19 01:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In short level up is strictly for leveling.
STability and removing wiggle is a separate issue.
Keeping your JT's is a good idea.


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Knew a fella from TX who had a Cedar Creek w/ the 6pt and he add the JT's and claimed it made it more stable. Our Big Country is 41' as well and has some wiggle but IMO, nothing serious. Think we had more in our old 35' w/o the 6pt and just the rear stabs. A year or 2 before we upgraded, added the JT's and it DID make a world of difference.


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Posted: 04/29/19 11:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

scootsk wrote:

Good morning

I’m picking up a new Montana fifth wheel with six point auto leveling system. I have JT Strong Arms on my current Jayco. Should I keep the strong arms for the new FW or let the new owner of my Jayco enjoy them? I’m not sure how steady a 41’ FW is with the six point system, does it need extra steadying the the JT provides?


Well, it's moot since you've already removed them, but I can tell you that the difference in stability of our KZ, with 4-pt leveling vs our old Komfort with just landing legs and screw down rear jacks, is amazing, even =without= using the factory-installed JTs. Using them, and you can hardly feel any movement.

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