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Old 03-22-2009, 04:34 PM   #1
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Could have notched the aluminum underlayment strip and used the bracket (like I did in the rear), but then I would have been on the inside flange of the I-beam and would have had to tap the holes for mounting bolts. This style of mounting is an option in the installation guide.



The rear locked and loaded!



And the Front. Julie came home for lunch about this time. She went inside and sat in one of the recliners. I huffed and puffed, pushed and shoved on the outside of the 5er. Then went inside and hopped from leg to leg, side to side and front to back (didn't have the Roto Choks on). Her words..."At least 90% improvement"!!IMO, you could tell the difference just walking up the outside steps; you didn't feel the trailer squat on you.

Anyone on the fence about doing this...just use my excuse, "But Baby, I'm only spending this money because I'm thinking of you"! Now, if I can just sale that darn KP tripod.

Oh, one last thing...usually this is the time when us handyman pros like to say,"OH S***, where do all these parts go...what did I miss"?



Guess this is due to various installation requirements on different 5ers and TTs.Edited by: Cobra909
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:02 PM   #2
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Nicely done! Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:03 PM   #3
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Good job Lynn. Have you had a chance to see how they work? I am thinking about adding a stabilizing system to our trailer this year but I am still looking at all the options.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:39 PM   #4
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Nice Job!! Good pics!
Thanks for sharing. Helps a person to understand a little better. I'm also thinking about a stabilizer system this summer.


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Old 03-23-2009, 12:33 AM   #5
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Morning all and thanks for the compliments. I'll finish the install today and will post more pics tonight as well as a function test report. I will say this now though. After completing the rear, I lowered the rear jacks(stabs) and tightened the stabilizers. I then pushed on the outside of the 5er to get it to rock side to side...let's just say the tail is NO LONGER wagging the dog! Very little movement with just the rear stabs engaged. Can't wait to finish, so instead of sitting here BSing, I'm headed outside to complete the install. Have a good 'un!
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Thanks for the pictures. They're a big help because I have a JT StrongArm kit that I intend to install when the weather warms up.









I'm curious to know if you had to reposition your spare tire mount so that it moved the tire back a few inches? My spare tire extends out about 3 inches over the front rail that I'll be mounting the pivotson. It appears like I'll have to do a little modification to my tire mountbefore I can mount the kit. I'll bephoto documenting my installation as well.
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:11 PM   #7
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Excellent install pictorial! I'm jealous of the green grass background in your photos, my rig is still sitting in 2 feet of snow... I had to move back the spare tire mount a couple of inches as well to get my JT's to fit / function properly in the front. Inotice a slight difference between the JT's and Eliminators in that the JT's have 2 mounting tabs on the ends of the tubes and appear to be a bit larger diameter, other than that all mounting brackets and hardware look to be identical.
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Excellent install pictorial! I'm jealous of the green grass background in your photos, my rig is still sitting in 2 feet of snow... I had to move back the spare tire mount a couple of inches as well to get my JT's to fit / function properly in the front. Inotice a slight difference between the JT's and Eliminators in that the JT's have 2 mounting tabs on the ends of the tubes and appear to be a bit larger diameter, other than that all mounting brackets and hardware look to be identical.


Thanks Dean and everyone else. Yes, I believe the JT's are 1 1/4" OD on the outer tube while the Eliminator outer tube is 1" OD with 3/4" OD on inner tube.

Oh yeah, we've already cut the grass 3 times!
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Anyone find a good sale on these in Canada?
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:47 PM   #10
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Check with Woody's RV World in Calgary. Theyhave JT's on saleright now for $349.00 which is as cheap as you will find in Canada. I installed a set last year and it is definately money well spent.
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