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I don't use a tripod anymore.. Now I use roto chocks with JT Stabalizers.. I also installed another set of sissor jacks directly in front of my axles... All combined works great !!! Good Luck , Happy Caming ..and THANK YOU for your service !! Joe


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I just installed the Steady Fast stabilizer system on my new 5er and they work very well and setup with only turning 3 large wing nuts.

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Posted: 01/01/12 11:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I installed Steady Fast stabilizers about two years ago and got rid of the tripod. They took out most of the movement, only having to tighten three instead of six on other brand stabilizers is a big plus. I also use roto-chocks on both wheels. Check out the Steady Fast web site. Not too hard to install yourself.





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Another vote for Steady Fast. Saw demo at the rally, seeing is believing! I have active little ones as well - wouldn't be without the steady fast. First upgrade I did with my new 5er.


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We just live with it. Only once in a while have kids in the trailer. When camped we're outside most of the time. I sold my tri-pod it didn't help much. If I had the money I would get the JT's.



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abc40kids wrote:

Order Roto-chalks(both sides) and JT stabilizers and you will eliminate almost all the movement.
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Rotochoks and they JTs or Steady Fast. The improvement is amazing (and they guy I handed the tripod to was happy as well - I think he uses it to hold his dish). First thing I noticed was I no longer noticed someone coming up the outside stairs.

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camp close to the playground or open area and make them run and play until they colapse on their beds from all the exersice, the fun and fresh air.

works for us.

However, I do use a tri pod on the hitch in case my lovely wife is feeling like playing


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Thanks all for the intel... I am looking at them all. I do like the idea of making the kids play out side and they do, however they always want to wake up before me so they play in there room...

Many thanks and hope to see yall out there


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Wheel chocks of some kind will certainly help, but there is also a stabilizer made by Waynes Stabilizers that work very well. Put one across the front or back and one along the side. They fold up go in a bag and only cost about $40 each.


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Chief 2 wrote:

Wheel chocks of some kind will certainly help, but there is also a stabilizer made by Waynes Stabilizers that work very well. Put one across the front or back and one along the side. They fold up go in a bag and only cost about $40 each.


Are these even still available? I Googled them and the web site is gone and all the other links that came up had missing pictures.

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