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Posted: 06/24/19 07:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I use my tri-pod, I drop the front of the trailer down and load the tri-pod. It makes a different when moving around in front, a little when moving around in the rear of the trailer. If I adjust my Strongarms per the instructions and use my tripod, my trailer is very stable.


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N-Trouble wrote:

Only ones that like em havent used a good chassis stabilizer like Steadyfast or JT Strongarm


This is the way to go! We have the JT's and they are great.

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Posted: 06/25/19 07:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The pin stabilizer will only stabilize side to side motion at the trailers front and does nothing for the rear.

Since '03 I've used a aluminum bipod pin stabilizer that stops side to side movement up there. For the rear I use BAL telescoping stabilizer which stops all movement back there.

I use adjustable chocks between the tires that eliminate fore and aft movement.

Or JTs or other brands types work just as good.


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Thanks all! I'll look into those StrongArms, they look interesting. Of course the better option is the more expensive one [emoticon]

And yes, our rear stabilizer is just past the rear tires. The trailer still extends pretty far beyond there so it does make sense why it would move like it did when there's people back there. We don't often have people staying with us so that's good at least.


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We used one for 10years. Definitely helped. We had a 31 ft. cameo with the Big Foo I had t hyd. Stabilizers. Stabilizer helped. It only had 4 legs. Now we have a Beacon from Van Leigh. It has 6 legs. We don’t need the stabilizer any more


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Had one, still have it. It's a memento and has been in the shed for more than a decade. I installed the steadyfast system and they work very well on my 35 ft 5er.


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If you have a rubber bushed pin box such as a Mor-Ryde, a tripod isn't much help, a non-bushed pin box works well, at least that has been my experience.

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We use a combination of Andersen Jack Blocks, Steadyfast Stabilizers, and a BAL kingpin tripod stabilizer. The trailer is now vastly more stabile.

The Jack Blocks allow us to level without extending the jack arms as much. This decreases the lever arm effect so there is less arm to deflect.

The Steadyfast is noticeable more so in the main room. While the rest of the trailer is much more stabile, I could still feel the rocking and rolling in the master bedroom.

The BAL kingpin tripod stabilizer has made a HUGE difference In stabilizing the master bedroom.
I suspect it is because of how much the master overhangs. The tripod stabilizer adds the sorely needed support.

We have triplet 8 yr old boys that run and jump. It no longer feels like we’re inside an old airplane in heavy turbulence.


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Jump on the bandwagon, buy one, use one and sell one.



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Well spend your money wisely, tripods cost $125 to $150, and don’t work very well!
You can get JT Strongarms for about $225, well worth the extra $100!
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