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Old 11-17-2009, 10:02 AM   #1
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I had a lot of side to side movement when set up in my TT. I purchased a pair of ratcheting cargo bars from Harbor Freight and installed them in an "X" configuration between the two rear scissor jacks and no more jiggle. I'm going to add another set between the front jacks for good measure. Can't beat the price at $19.99 each less the 20% coupons that are around.They aren't a permanent installation, just a friction fit and ratchet tight.Here is a link:http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=96811.



I had BAL stabilizing bars for the front to back motion on all four corners but they didn't help much.
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:31 AM   #2
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Sounds like its worth a try....way less expensive, simple install....do you have x-chocks for the wheels?, thought that was to stop front to back motion...thanks for the info...keep us posted...

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Old 11-17-2009, 11:39 AM   #3
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I do have the BAL wheel chocks although they are not the new x-chocks.
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:50 AM   #4
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I was thinking of doing something similar with the ratchet straps. I have them with me anyway so why not give them a try.


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Old 11-17-2009, 11:59 AM   #5
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These aren't straps they are ratchet bars. The pads on the ends of the bars have a swivel connection so they provide a good fit against the top and bottom of the jacks.
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:59 AM   #6
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Wow, what an alternative to spending hundreds for the permanently installed stabilizers. On page 54 (10-MinuteTech) of November's Trailer Life is a visual of how these would work on the front end adding angle braces to the frame and also for front-to-back stability. I'm going to try these. Worst case is if they don't work great on my ST I can use them in the bed of the truck for their original intended purpose. Thanks for the tip, Russ!



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Old 11-18-2009, 11:27 AM   #7
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That is a pretty good fix. A lot cheaper then the stabilizers .
There was somebody posted awhile back, he had made a set out of 2 different sizes of square tubing. They telescoped and he had a set bolt welded on to lock them.


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Old 11-18-2009, 11:36 AM   #8
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I was going to make a set with the square tubing, but thestyle of thefoot pads on my jacks I woulld have a clearance problem. Also the jacks weren't quite lined up from side to sideagain creating a clearance problem. These bars seemed like a simpleand inexpensive solution.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:44 AM   #9
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If it works for you---that's the best thing. And it didn't break the bank either.

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Great inexpensive way to cure the wiggles!!! I'll add that to my list. I have a question for those that have already installed the manufactured stabilizer bars. (JT's, PlugItRight......). Is it possible to only order and install those for just theside to side movement?With wheel chocks andthe Deluxe Chocklock I don't getfront to back movement. I would like to try just adding the stabilizers to the front and back just for the side to side movement. What do you think?
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