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Posted: 12/21/20 09:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a new to us 36-foot 5th wheel with a 6-point self-leveling stabilizer system. Our previous 5th wheel had manual stabilizing jacks equipped with the JT StrongArm stabilizers, and we really loved the strongarm stabilizers. When we had a travel trailer to reduce the rocking motion, we would manually crank up the stabilizing jacks to take some weight off of the springs and tires. I assume I could manually do much the same with the self-leveling 6-point system, but I have not figured out how yet.

This anyone have real life experience with the JT strong-arm stabilizers mounted to a 6 point self-leveling system?

Any other suggestions on reducing the rocking motion are very welcome.


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Posted: 12/21/20 09:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Friends have them on their 6 point...doesn't look difficult. Just make sure to go around and release them prior to activating the system.


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Are you asking from experience with the new 6 point? We have the 6 point and have no movement with no additions.


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To reduce movement make some nice 3/4" plywood boxes as I made. The shorter the ram extends the more stable it is 24k setting on the 6 boxes.

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I use old 8" square lumber cut to 10" ..Like Rons stated above, the shorter those rams extend, the more stable you will be..

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Our previous 5th wheel only had the front landing gear and the rear stabilizer jacks. I used X-Chocks which did very little and I had a tripod on the king pin that didn't do anything either. Our new 5th wheel has the 6 point system and it's rock solid without any add-ons. I don't have wood blocks like others that have replied here but I use a whole stack of lynx levelers under each jack pad. I was pleasantly surprised how stable the rig is.

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Ours has the 6 point system and JT strong arms. Stable and not an issue.


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I use old 8" square lumber cut to 10" ..Like Rons stated above, the shorter those rams extend, the more stable you will be..


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If you're using the common LCI system do the following once you have leveled your trailer: Turn on the control box. Scroll up or down till you find 'Manual Mode' and press enter. You can now manually extend the jacks to the height you need.

One other idea I incorporated on my toy hauler was adding scissor jacks on the extreme rear of the trailer to add stability when the rear garage/bedroom was occupied.


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I used 6 x 6s about a foot long. I also added nice sturdy handles that make it very easy to carry them to and from my truck bed. I use these in order to reduce the chance of getting 6 pt leveling stoke error.


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