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Old 08-28-2011, 09:23 PM   #15
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Your setup looks every bit as good as the $400 stabilizers. Now to find a Love's with the bars in stock.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:54 PM   #16
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:16 AM   #17
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I like this idea, who else other than Loves Travel Center sell these?
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:34 PM   #18
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:07 PM   #19
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Looks great. This is easier than heaving the heavy metal tripod out of your basement and setting it up every time you park . Thanks for the tip
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Looks like the exact same bars! I googled the mfg. and part number and got a lot of hits. It seemed that most of them were priced higher than the Loves & we were going right by a Loves anyway. Good luck all!
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Prolly is... same price too
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Harbor freight is $19.99. I picked up 2 yesterday, had a 20% off coupon to use on one. I got about $50 invested in this whole project. Iv'e installed one so for. I'm headed out today for the long weekend, I'll confirm on how it works out.
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Harbor freight is $19.99. I picked up 2 yesterday, had a 20% off coupon to use on one. I got about $50 invested in this whole project. Iv'e installed one so for. I'm headed out today for the long weekend, I'll confirm on how it works out.

Don't think one will work very well without the other one!
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I mounted one up front. It stretches 2/3 across the width. With out it engaged, I could rock the 5er side to side. I applyed as much tension as possible with that one last click, and it was rock solid. No side to side movement at all.
Home Depot didn't have any channel iron, so I used 2 peices of sloted angle iron, to creat the same shape of the channel iron. I plan on installing a second one on the back end attached to one of the sissor jacks. Thanks the the great idea.
Note: Just remember to disengage this stabalizer prior to lifting or lowering the jacks. I almost busted mine on my first use.
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I mounted one up front. It stretches 2/3 across the width. With out it engaged, I could rock the 5er side to side. I applyed as much tension as possible with that one last click, and it was rock solid. No side to side movement at all.
Home Depot didn't have any channel iron, so I used 2 peices of sloted angle iron, to creat the same shape of the channel iron. I plan on installing a second one on the back end attached to one of the sissor jacks. Thanks the the great idea.
Note: Just remember to disengage this stabalizer prior to lifting or lowering the jacks. I almost busted mine on my first use.
Wow! I'm amazed that only one would be that effective! Thanks for your input!
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Yesterday I helped a friend install these stabilizers on his Titanium 5er. Rock solid!
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I just installed the stabilizers on the front of my 5th wheel, and as you say "rock solid". I have just under $50 in my setup, and that is better than the $300 I was getting ready to spend on the pre-made ones. Thank you ever so much for posting how you did yours Joe. The one change I made from your instructions was that I only went half way across from the jack leg to the frame of my trailer, so I was able to have the adjustment handle up high instead of down low by the leg. Thanks again, Kevin
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I just installed the stabilizers on the front of my 5th wheel, and as you say "rock solid". I have just under $50 in my setup, and that is better than the $300 I was getting ready to spend on the pre-made ones. Thank you ever so much for posting how you did yours Joe. The one change I made from your instructions was that I only went half way across from the jack leg to the frame of my trailer, so I was able to have the adjustment handle up high instead of down low by the leg. Thanks again, Kevin
Glad it worked out well for you Kevin! Yea, it's really not important where you attach the upper half as long as it's a good solid point. Good luck!
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