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Thank you to everyone - I appreciate your 2 cents! Nothing better than advice from actual users.

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Piddlers wrote:

Thank you to everyone - I appreciate your 2 cents! Nothing better than advice from actual users.


There are a few more steps that you can take to stabilizing the RV:
http://learntorv.com/shake-shake-shake-rv-stabilization/


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These blocks I made do make the RV MORE stable.

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We use one every time we go out.
Our trailer is 42’ and it’s a front living room so lots of movement over the kingpin.
Then add in our two kids and 2 65lb dogs and well we are moving and bouncing.
We tried to do it without that but kid moves upfront you feel it in the back.
So we put the stand out and wow it made a world of difference.
We have the 6 point hydraulic leveling system with X chocks in the wheels but movement was there.
We also when stopped for a while will put two jack stands under the rear frame and it helps even more.
So for us it is a great addition and well worth the money and space it takes up.


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Piddlers wrote:

As stated in another thread we are making the switch from travel trailer to fifthwheel and I'm sure we will have more questions to come.

Would be interested to hear from everyone regarding kingpin tripod stabilizers. Pros and cons please.

Thanks in advance for your input.

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I have a king pin tripod but haven't used it since I installed JT Strongarms. Best modification I've ever done.


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We have JT Strong arms, X Chalks, and air ride king pin. Suffice to say my DW thinks the tri pod makes a difference therefore I set it up when we are staying for more than a week. Happy wife, happy life.


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Don't waste your money I have 2 of them and the only thing they are good for is catching your foot on when you go around the front of the trailer or when you are getting into to the front compartment


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I’ve used one for years. My Cameo has Big Foot hyd stabilizers. Very steady but with tripod no movement. Another reason I use it it keeps me from banging head on king pin. I’m on blood thinners and have been to drs more then once.


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If you have a rubber bushed pin box like a Mor-Ryde, they are worthless.

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jdb7566 wrote:

If you have a rubber bushed pin box like a Mor-Ryde, they are worthless.


TRUE!

These are even worse. Up and down plus front to back movement!

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