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Old 06-05-2014, 05:59 PM   #15
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Best stabilizer I have seen and use is the built in A-frame Stabilizers on the Newmars. Tucks away into the compartments in the nose. Wouldn't be hard to assemble one either.
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:45 PM   #16
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5ver stabilization is like the diet industry. Everyone has a magic solution but none of them work. Its all a big scam and money grab. The only real way is 6 point hydraulic jacks and even that has some movement
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5ver stabilization is like the diet industry. Everyone has a magic solution but none of them work. Its all a big scam and money grab. The only real way is 6 point hydraulic jacks and even that has some movement
Rather large blanket statement, don't you think? I built something like JT Strongarms and with the rear stabilizers down there is virtually no movement.
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5ver stabilization is like the diet industry. Everyone has a magic solution but none of them work. Its all a big scam and money grab. The only real way is 6 point hydraulic jacks and even that has some movement
For me the 6 point system and hydraulic jacks is the biggest waste of money and disaster waiting to happen.
I know I worked i hydraulic maintenance for 32 years.
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Admittedly we have all been duped into buying worthless stabilization products over the years. Yes there are some that work for some rigs and not for others. I stand by my statement that 6 point leveling is as close as you will get to stabilizing a 5ver.
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While 6pt may be the best, what are owners with 5'ers supposed to do when you cant install 6pt on theirs? I'm not spending $2500.00 for elec leveling on a 28' 5'er. I DIY'ed my own set of JT knock offs for $50.00. 4way fronts and a rear. It's darn rock solid unless I'm in soft ground. But it's better than nothing.
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This has gotten a little ridiculous to say nothing works. While I will agree nothing will make a fiver into a house on concrete foundation, there are a few ways to minimize the shaking that don't cost $2500. While I haven't had much luck with an aluminum tripod, the SteadyFast system does a great job, especially if I shorten the landing gear 1/4" after tightening the locks to "set" them. The fronts do a good enough job that I have had little incentive to install the rear part. X-chocks, using blocks to keep the landing gear and stabilizers as short as possible, possibly a steel tripod are all improvements that can be made.
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This is my point, common sense solutions that your talking about. They work better than the stuff everybody is selling as the fix.
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Never saw a bad review on the steady fast system. Small price to pay if you don't have a 6 point levelling system. We couldn't use the trip pod after getting the 5er blocked.
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