Anyone try the steadyfast system??

Discussion in 'Stabilizing Your Camper' started by 4xMeteor, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. 4xMeteor

    4xMeteor Active Member

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    Just got back from our first trip and DW was not happy with the "wobbling", so on our next trip I was going to try a couple jacks and/or other things to see what happens. But... DW, being a research-a-holic, stubborn, impatient and wanting to stabilize the trailer yesterday found this system online. Anyone use it? know anyone that uses it?

    http://www.steadyfast.com/
     
  2. mpking

    mpking Active Member

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    Interesting. I think the mechanical concept is sound. (Triangular braces)

    What alot of people have reported is that chocking your wheels *Real Good* will remove most of the wobbles.
     
  3. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

    I've read this too. When backing up, have someone put the rear chocks under the wheels, then back up a couple of inches, set the front ones in tight. Never tried it since the wobble doesn't bother me, but sounds like a good thing to try.
     
  4. 94-D2

    94-D2 Happy Campin'

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    Most of your wiggle is going to be from the axle being free. As stated above applying pressure or binding the tires with chalks will reduce the effects of the shimmy. A braking wheel chock will clamp the tires through a threaded rod that applies pressure to both sides if the wheel. It will accomplish the same as using standard chocks and your tv to bind it.

    https://www.googleadservices.com/pa...UKEwj74KKGyvrSAhVfHGMKHdmjCA4Qwg8IMCgA&adurl=

    This coupled with a ball leveler, will all but eliminate that annoying shimmy.
     
  5. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    Those are like the JT Strong Arms... Might work a bit, but you better off chocking both the high and the low side tires and stabilize all 4 corners of the trailer..
     
  6. 4xMeteor

    4xMeteor Active Member

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    Thanks all! I do have a set of BAL X-Chalks which I think should help a lot - I don't think I had them properly tightened our first trip.
     
  7. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    You do know those X-chocks are not ment to be the sole chocks used on the tires.. They are designed to be used along with proper chocks to reduce wiggle..
     
  8. 94-D2

    94-D2 Happy Campin'

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    I can't find a user manual for the 28020 single but all the literature advertised says "Prevents trailer from rolling". The tandem axle X chock doesn't (by experience). Either way, it will reduce or eliminate the shimmy.
     
  9. Fleetwood Max

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