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Ernie Fergler

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Posted: 12/22/19 09:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A few years back, I noticed a lot of manufacturers were putting JD Strongarm type stabilizers on as standard equipment. Stopped noticing them on the 2018s or around the time auto levels became the standard. Do the auto levelers stabilize enough to make the strongarms unnecessary? Anyone using both? Feel free to tell me how unobservant and unknowlegable I am, my skin is thick.


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Our 1st RV didn't have JT's and it was wobbly w/o them. Added and no more wobbly. Got new coach in sig w/6pt and she still wiggles some, but not too bad. Now to go back when we had our previous coach (Cedar Creek Silverback), we knew a couple who had a Creek as well w/ the 6pt and added JT's to it. According to him, took any and all wobbly out of it.

So yes you can add them to a coach w/ 6pt and net very good results. Will just take some time to install them.


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I use nothing not even wheel chocks on my DRV with 6 point hydraulic leveling. Rock Solid!


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Posted: 12/23/19 07:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have the 6 point auto leveling system and the jt strong arms. It stabilizes fine. Our fiver before did not and they do make a difference.


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Thanks for those replies. My new 5er has auto levelers, but no strongarms so I guess I'll just wait and see if it needs more stabilization.

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Posted: 12/23/19 08:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Better be rock solid its a drv lol

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lee worsdell wrote:

Better be rock solid its a drv lol


YEP, especially if it weighs 24k like mine.

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Posted: 12/23/19 10:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a 21k toy hauler with the 6 point hydraulic leveling system and will be adding the SteadyFast system come the new year.

Between the kids at the other end of the camper and the washer/dryer, I'm certain my definition of "rock solid" is different than most.

It certainly is not rock solid. We feel a lot of movement and can tell how far the legs are extended (or not).


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Posted: 12/23/19 10:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On many of the new rigs with 6-point hydraulic auto-leveling, the front landing gear have a slight outward slant to them. This helps eliminate the side-to-side motion that the JT Strong Arms are/were designed to handle.

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Posted: 12/23/19 10:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The only wiggle I get is when someone is at the far rear of the unit, as the furthermost jacks are just behind the wheels, so there is a bit of flex. One more set of jacks at the rear would be nice, but then again these are meant to be mobile [emoticon]


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