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Lippert JTs Strong Arm Jack Stabilizer Kit Installation - 2022 Jayco Jay Feather Travel Trailer

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How to Install the Lippert JTs Strong Arm Jack Stabilizer Kit on a 2022 Jayco Jay Feather Travel Tr

Hey everybody, how's it going Today, we're gonna be going over the JT Strong Arm Stabilizer Kit here on a 2022 Jayco Jay Feather. So these are what our Strong Arms look like installed on the trailer. So in the front here we're gonna have two arms for each jack. We're gonna have two bolts on the bottom of our jack here. So one of those goes to the inside one. One of these goes to the outside one.

And then it's gonna simply be bolted to the bottom of the frame. So we mentioned two in total for each of our front jacks and there's only gonna be one on the rear for a total of six. So if we look at the top of the arms on the outer tube each of our jacks is gonna have this little T-handle here. So basically, what this does is this is gonna hold our outer tube to the inner tube. So while we're traveling down the road we wanna make sure it's snug.

But when we weren't going to be using the jacks when we're gonna lower the jacks you wanna make sure you loosen them. So what I'm gonna do now is I'm gonna loosen this one here and I'm gonna loosen the one on the other side. We're gonna go ahead and extend the jack down so we can make contact with the ground. So if we notice while we're lowering the jack, you can see that inner arm actually extend out of the outer tube there. So once we have contact with our jack foot on the ground what we're gonna do is we're just gonna come back here and we're gonna snug up those T-handle bolts.

Now, once we've done that we're gonna do that for each of our four sides and that's pretty much gonna be set up. We're good to go. Overall, our stabilizers are gonna help improve the stability of our trailer. So our trailer has a suspension. So when we're walking around inside it's constantly gonna be flexing back and forth and side to side.

And what these stabilizers do is they really stiffen that movement up there, take a lot of the play out of there. So it's gonna be much more stable when you're inside walking around. So there are a couple different options for stabilizers on the market. We have the ones that install between the tires. There's sort of like an expiration, they expand out. Although those do work well, there's really nothing that beats these Strong Arms here because they install in each of the four sides of our trailer. Now, I personally haven't used them other than just what I've been testing now but I have talked to a couple people that have used these for an extended period of time and they really love them and they swear by them. So if your overall goal is to improve the stability of the trailer while you're parked there really isn't a better option on the market than these. So in regards to installation I'll admit when I was looking through the instructions and the hardware, like, it sort of overwhelming because there is a lot of different nuts and bolts and the instructions are rather worthy. But once I really started to dig into it and began installing it, it was really a lot more straightforward than I originally thought. We do have to drill a couple holes into the bottom of the frame of our trailer but so long as we do that correctly it's really not gonna cause any harm. And I definitely think the benefit is gonna be worth it in the end. Now, with that being said, we'll go ahead and walk you through this entire process step by step now. So the first step of our installation, we're gonna come to the front of our trailer here. We're gonna locate one of our jacks. Now we can start on either side, it doesn't matter. But we're gonna be starting over here. So we're gonna locate the jack and then we're gonna have two bolts securing the jack foot to the jack. We're gonna be starting with the one closest to the inside here. Take a 17-millimeter socket and we're gonna remove this nut here. We do need to hold the bolt head on the inside. So it's gonna take a wrench there. Go ahead and just remove that bolt in our nyloc nut. Now you may be able to push your bolt out by hand. Ours is pretty tight so we're just gonna take a hammer here. We're just gonna lightly tap that bolt. So here we go. That's what our bolt looks like once we remove it. Now, we're actually gonna be replacing these with one of these hoover bolts that come in your kit. It looks like this. It's a 3/8 inch bolt and it's four inches long. So this side here is gonna go outward. We're just gonna simply use this to replace the bolt that we just removed. And then on the back side we're gonna place a flat washer and then our nyloc nut. So now we're gonna take a 9/16-inch socket. We're gonna begin tightening this bolt down. Now, due to the length of the threads on there I am probably gonna have to switch over to an open ended wrench but I'm just gonna go ahead and get it started here. I'm gonna hold the eyelet here on this side with the screwdriver. There isn't a torque spec but basically what we wanna do is we wanna make sure that we can still rotate this with our screwdriver, like so. There we go. That's perfect. If it's a little bit too loose you can go ahead and snug it up. Or if it takes a little bit too much force you can go ahead and loosen it up a little bit but this right here is pretty much perfect. Now we're just gonna repeat that same process here for the outside one. However, the orientation of the bolt is gonna change. This little bracket is gonna be facing the rear of the trailer. So now we're gonna go ahead and rotate these swing bolts here into the tab is in the vertical position. So next, we're gonna take our two stabilizer tubes here. We're also take two of our T bolts. We're gonna apply some white grease to the threads of our T bolts. And then we're just going to thread them in to the stabilizer tube here. We're not gonna tighten them down just thread 'em in there, like so. Do that same thing for the other one. We're actually gonna be extending this inner tube out about an inch past the outer tube here. And then we're just gonna snug up that bolt there. So I'm gonna do that for both of these. So next, we're going to be actually attaching one of our stabilizers here. So the first thing we wanna do is you wanna make sure your jacks are completely retracted. So for this little bolt here, contrary to the one that we have at the rear that's gonna be vertical, this one is actually gonna be horizontal. And it may actually pivot a little bit as well on us but we're gonna go ahead and set this stabilizer tube up into position. But before we do that, we're gonna grab a 3/8 x 1 1/4-inch long hex bolt, two flat washers, one for either side and then a nyloc nut. We're just gonna go ahead and set this up here into position now. Go ahead and get that flat washer on our bolt there. Stick it up there, like so. And then secure the two together with our bolt. We'll go ahead and tighten this down using a 9/16-inch socket wrench. Our warning label actually needs to be facing outward and we do want our T-Handles on the top in regards to the outer tube. Next, we're gonna take one of our spacer mounts as well as another one of our swivel bolts here. So we're gonna be using the one that's much shorter. It's only one a quarter long threads, that's actually gonna go through that center hole there, like so. And then on the inside there we're gonna place another flat washer over there, and then we're going to thread on our nyloc nut. So that's probably gonna be kinda hard to stay on there. So once I get that loosely installed, like so, I'm gonna take our 9/16-inch wrench. I'm gonna place it over there, like so. And then we're actually just gonna take our screwdriver here and sort of just spin this to tighten it down. In regards to tightening, sort of the same thing we did with the ones there on the jacks. We want it nice and snug but we also still wanna be able to rotate. So once we have our assembly together here I'm just gonna go ahead and attach that to the outer tube here on our stabilizer using the 3/8 x 1 1/4-inch long hardware we've been using for all of these. So same thing. Flat washer over there. Place your bolt through there, securing the two ends. Now on the other side we've got another flat washer and then a nyloc nut. And then we'll go ahead and snug that down. Now the instructions do say to leave this loose enough that we can sort of maneuver everything by hand still. We're gonna take our assembly here or we're just gonna mock it up on the frame here. So we're gonna be using this frame rail so you can sort of rotate this as needed. So once I have it on the bottom of the frame here, it's nice and square. You may need to play with it a little bit by hand. I think that's pretty good. Now I'm just gonna go ahead and mark out the center of the holes there in the bottom of the bracket. So I'm just using a paint marker for this, and I'm gonna go ahead and let this swing down. Now they are kinda faint so I think I'm going to make them a little bit more pronounced there. But those are gonna be our two marks. I'm gonna come back with a center punch tool here and just sort of mark the center of those marks that we've already made. That's gonna help our drill bit from walking on us. And now I'm gonna take an eighth-inch drill bit and I'm gonna drill a pilot hole through both of those marks that we've just made. So now that we have our pilot holes drill I'm gonna come back with a 3/16th-inch drill bit and enlarge the holes to the final size. So next we're gonna take one of our self-tapping bolts here and we're gonna go ahead and use these to form the threads into that hole we just made. So you wanna make sure that when you're forming these threads we do so as straight as possible And we're gonna take a 9/16-inch socket. I'm gonna put a lot of upward pressure there and I'm gonna go ahead and start forming those threads. But again, make sure your bolt is going in as straight as possible. So I wasn't having much luck with the self-threading bolts that come in your kit. So I'm actually gonna switch over to a three-inch by 16-inch tap and we're going to thread the holes that away. So I've got that one threaded I'm just gonna repeat that same process on the other side for this hole here. So now once we have our holes threaded I'm just gonna take our stabilizer here. Let's go ahead and rotate it into position. And we're actually gonna be securing this with the self-threading bolts that came in our kit that we tried to use earlier. So now we're gonna come to the backside of our jack here. We're gonna deal with this swivel bolt. So we're gonna take another one of our stabilizer assemblies that we've pre-assembled. So again, this time we're gonna make sure that the label is on the outside and our T-handle's on the top. So I just go ahead and mock it up. I can see that's gonna be the case. So now I'll just go ahead and attach this the same way we've been attaching them. So I'm gonna take that one and a half inch long bolt there with a flat washer. It's gonna line everything up. Slide my bolt through, then on the back side I'll just secure it with that flat washer and lock that. So it is a pretty tight fit here on this rear one. So we are gonna have to use two 9/16-inch wrenches. So now we're gonna take an other one of our spacer mounts here along with one of those smaller swivel bolts. And we'll go ahead and just place that through the bottom just like we did with that other one. Place a flat washer on there. And now we'll just go ahead and tighten this down. Attach this to our outer arm here. We're gonna secure it using that same combination of hardware we've been using this entire time. So now we'll go ahead take our paint marker here and center the bracket on the bottom of the frame. And we'll come back with our center punch here. And now that I have those two holes marked we're pretty much just gonna repeat the same steps we showed you over there, drilling eight-inch pilot bit opening up to 5/16 and then thread in your tap. So we've got this one secured. And again, we just repeated those same few steps that we just showed you there for that front one. So now I just wanna make sure that the jacks are operating correctly there. So go ahead and loosen those T-Handles there and then extend the jacks to make sure they're not binding up on anything. And it looks pretty good so far so I really don't think we're gonna have any issues. I'll go ahead and raise these back up. So we've got this side done on the front. We're gonna go ahead and just repeat those same steps that we showed you for the other side at the front. So we've got this side all buttoned up and as you can see here, this is what it looks like. It's pretty much just a mirrored image of the other side but that does it for the front of the trailer. Now we're gonna work our way back to the rear of the trailer and show you the installation on those jacks. So we found our jacks at the rear of the trailer here. They look the same as the ones at the front. So for these, we're actually gonna be just removing this bolt closest to the inside here. So a lot of these steps here are gonna be very similar to the ones we showed you on the front. There are a few minor differences, though. And then one of those differences is we're only dealing with the inside most bolt. Go ahead and get that bolt out of there. And then we'll replace it with our swivel bolt here. You wanna make sure this side is facing the rear of the trailer. And we'll go ahead and tighten that down. So now we're gonna take one of our Strong Arm assemblies. And again, paying attention to which side. We have the label facing and where the handles at. We want the handle on top and we want the label facing outward. Now what we also wanna do is we're gonna install our T-Handle here. So we're gonna apply some white grease there as the instructions, and we're also going to space the inner tube about an inch out from the outer tube. So I just measured from the outer tube there to that center of that weld there. But once I've got this mocked up, we can go ahead and set it onto that swivel bolt we just installed, and we'll secure it. Again, using the same hardware that we used thus far. It's got that hex bolt there with a flat washer. There we go. And then on the bottom side, we use another flat washer, and then a nyloc nut. And once we get those both on there, we'll go ahead and tighten them down. So now we're gonna take the other end of our Strong Arm the one with the outer tube. So this is gonna be a little bit different than what we've been using thus far. We're gonna take this swivel bolt here, the shorter one. We're gonna go ahead and place that into position there, and then I'm gonna get ready. One of our hex bolts, flat washer, and I'm gonna secure it to there, like so. I'm gonna place on the flat washer on the back, our nyloc nut, and I'll go ahead and tighten that down. So now that I have that swivel bolt on I'm gonna take one of these spacers here. I'm gonna place it over the bolt, like so. And then we're gonna go ahead and mock it up on the frame underneath. So I can center that bolt. I'm gonna hold that there. I'm gonna take my paint marker and I'm gonna mark the center of those holes. So now we're gonna take our center punch tool here. And in the center of the marks we made. I'm going to make a little divot there which is a guide for our drill bit. And now we're gonna come back with an eighth-inch drill bit here and open up our holes to the pilot size. Our final size for these is actually gonna be three eights of an inch. So now that we have our holes drilled we're gonna take our smaller swivel bolt here. And then we're gonna place one of these little silver spacers over that bolt. And then we are gonna secure it to the two holes that we just drilled there. So it's gonna be kinda hard to see, but from the inside, we're gonna secure the top of this bolt with a flat washer and a nyloc nut. Once you get it started by hand you're gonna take your 9/16-inch wrench and you're gonna hold it at the top there. The nut that is. And then we're gonna tighten it with a screwdriver, like so. So we've got those water lines on our way there. So I can't make a full revolution but we can still get it tight just like this. So it's starting to get snug here. So before I tighten it all the way up I am going to rotate this plate over to align our hole. And then for this one here we're just gonna take the hex bolts that we've been using. There's only a couple different kinds of bolts in your kit so it really shouldn't be too much of a mix up here. We're gonna place a flat washer on the bottom and I'm just gonna stick that bolt up through there and secure it on the top with another flat washer, or nyloc nut. So sometimes in the really tight, it actually helps just to thread. That way, you can get your bolt all the way in. So I've got both of our bolts snug here. I'm just gonna go ahead and make sure that this can still swivel and it can perfect. So now I'm gonna go ahead and attach our arm. So we actually only install one arm on our rear jacks here. So once you have this side done, you'll just repeat those same few steps over on the other side. So now that we have our other side installed here that's gonna do it today for our look in installation of the JT Strong Arm Stabilizer Jacks here on our 2022 Jayco Jay Feather..

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