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Offroad stabilizers

Postby Silvrzuki77 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:56 pm

Any suggestions on leg stabilizers for offroad? I known i can modify a set but what are you guys runnin? The bottomn of my frame is 24".
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Re: Offroad stabilizers

Postby slowcowboy » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:10 pm

your not talking about training wheels I take it?

just kidding.

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Re: Offroad stabilizers

Postby Silvrzuki77 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:19 pm

lol no, but since its my first build maybe???? looks like im on my own for this one.
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Re: Offroad stabilizers

Postby Taco Jeff » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:38 am

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You could do this
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Or this. Depends on what you are looking for.
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Re: Offroad stabilizers

Postby Shadow Catcher » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:25 am

I did not bother. With enough weight on the tongue and the use of leveling blocks under which ever wheel is lower. I am a fan of parts left out don't go wrong and don't weigh anything.
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Re: Offroad stabilizers

Postby Silvrzuki77 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:30 am

Thanks guys for the comment. I like that second picture. Im thinkin I might wait and so how it works and go from there.
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Re: Offroad stabilizers

Postby working on it » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:12 pm

Silvrzuki77- I also like the second photo stabilizer set-up from Taco Jeff...looks really durable, as does the first one. But in my case, I wanted to be able to use easily replaceable parts and be strictly bolt-on. I came up with this idea (which I later found had already been done before, drats, on some off-road forum). Simple, fast to make and deploy, realatively cheap, and should be able to hold 600lbs on each leg-per Harbor Freight (I've already tested it by using the tongue jack to lift the wheels off the ground, then putting 500+lbs on the rear). Harbor Freight pipe clamp stabilizer Use the right side part (as pictured) only, save the rest for future use? Get 3/4" diameter threaded iron pipe, end caps, and round feet (stanchions?). I used 30" long pieces (use longer if needed, for taller trailers). Use 1/4" bolts (and washers, and locknuts) to fit thru already drilled holes in clamps (refer to gallery photos of my trailer); grade 2 will be strong enough, I would've preferred grade 5 or 8, but didn't find any long enough. Use clamp to mark spots to drill 2 holes thru trailer frame, drill , then test fit clamp piece to dtermine lenghth of bolts needed.On workbench, insert pipe thru clamp, loctite on cap and feet (if you want to be able to remove the foot and completely withdraw the pipe for ground clearance while travelling, just screw it on w/o the locktite). Then, drill a hole thru pipe in the raised position to insert a locking pin to hold up for travel. Take assembly and mount to trailer. When you lift up on clamp relaese, the pipes will slide down to the ground, and when you let go of the release, you won't be able to raise the pipe. To raise the pipe, use the release and lift the pipe to travelling postion. Insert the safety pin. There you go!9678696778967769762296778
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Re: Offroad stabilizers

Postby droid_ca » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:32 pm

Wow some awesome ideas :thumbsup: on here I might have to borrow one or two :twisted: awesome photos :pictures: now for that picture number two how'd they do that? :NC
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Re: Offroad stabilizers

Postby stomperxj » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:50 pm

Silverzuk.. check out my build thread. BAL stabilizer jacks are the way to go...
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Re: Offroad stabilizers

Postby Silvrzuki77 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:40 pm

Thanks guys for the great ideas. Stomper thats what i was looking for. Something that tucks up and hidden. Oh by the way your build was what got me going on this! Soo thanks! I think lol
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Re: Offroad stabilizers

Postby bdosborn » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:32 pm

Here's my favorite stabilizer: the BAL jack.



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Re: Offroad stabilizers

Postby droid_ca » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:26 pm

[quote="Taco Jeff"]Image
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Jeff could I get some more information on this setup please as it looks like it might be the best idea for my trailer as I'm going to have some considerable ground clearance
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Re: Offroad stabilizers

Postby Silvrzuki77 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:43 pm

Thanks for the video!
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Re: Offroad stabilizers

Postby stomperxj » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:45 pm

droid_ca wrote:....more information on this setup please as it looks like it might be the best idea for my trailer as I'm going to have some considerable ground clearance


How far off the ground is your frame? I have no problem lifting my tires 6" off the ground and I have about 23" to the bottom of my frame. The long BAL stab jacks are pretty nice.
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Re: Offroad stabilizers

Postby droid_ca » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:54 pm

stomperxj wrote:
How far off the ground is your frame? I have no problem lifting my tires 6" off the ground and I have about 23" to the bottom of my frame. The long BAL stab jacks are pretty nice.


well that sounds like they should work do you have a part number for them or what they are called exactly so i can look into them...Yhanks
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