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    My preference is for side to side level with the slides in then hopefully it will be just slightly low on the left side, good for making sure the AC drips on the off door side.
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    5th Wheel Stabliziers

    Debating between JT Strongarm at $342 or the ultra-Fab Eliminators @ 285. Is the $137 difference worth it? I already have a Tri-Pod, but no overly impressed with it.
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    I have the Eliminator from Camping World and they look and work just like the JT Strongarms but cost considerably less.
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    I think the "StrongArm" JT type work much better than a King pin type support. I am happy with mine and $250 shipped is a fair price. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Plugi...Q5fAccessories
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    When I first heard about the tripod, bipod for the pinbox and the JT Strongarm system I just snickered to my self and though what the heck your living on wheels and springs what do you expect. When I had the Mor/Ryde IS & DB's installed they offered the JT Strongarms. I had heard a lot of people say they worked real well, so lets give it a try.

    To my surprise they work very well. When DW is in the bedroom and does her famous roll over I feel a little movement, but there is a lot of difference. I would highly recommend them if you stay in your trailer long periods of time.

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    Leveling..............

    All we do is figure out where we want to be and level the axles side to side using 2x8's or Chopper Bill's air bags, with the truck still hooked up.
    When lowering the landing gear we set the high side down a click or two lower, to match the axle difference, and then, when the truck is gone, adjust the front to back level.........................
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty View Post
    Debating between JT Strongarm at $342 or the ultra-Fab Eliminators @ 285. Is the $137 difference worth it? I already have a Tri-Pod, but no overly impressed with it.
    Don't you mean $57.00??
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    I have been using 2 x 6 lumber cut to about 12" long, I have used 2 x 8 but they split real easy. My 3500RL trailer is real heavy on the wheels and I want to keep the tire belts from breaking so I arrage the 2 x 6 under the wheels sideways and install 3 side by side on the front wheel and 2 on the back wheel (only 2 will fit between the wheels), and when the Mrs moves the truck forward I place the 3rd one in front of the 2. If the trailer is not level I will place a 2nd row, most of the time 1 rows will suffice . Being new with the BC I find it takes a lot of traction to climb the blocking so I use the Low Rang 4x4 to set it level on blocks. Sometimes I will have one row on the rear wheel and 2 rows on the front wheel, that way it makes 1 1/2 rows. If you level backward just reverse the order. I have been using this method for 16 years and so far it never failed me. I block the opposite side wheels. and for that I also use 2 x 6 blocking
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    Hear is a question I always wanted to ask. Is it o.k to level the trailer with the slideouts out ?? without fear of damageing the slideout gears or mechicisms. I know sometimes you might have to full forward or backwords the distance of the tires to get wood under the low side, so just wondering on everyones thoughts on this. I know there is some added risks making sure you don't hit utilitys poles, electrical boxes or trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmyt5 View Post
    Don't you mean $57.00??
    Yea I always did have problems with that higher math!
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