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Posted: 06/06/19 05:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have the rectangular feet on our landing gear. Does switching to the round 9” feet make a difference? (More stable)

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Probably not. You will see a much bigger difference if you put one of the systems on that triangulate the legs.


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Doubt it, why would it??


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I replaced my landing gear pads with ones that were larger and heavier duty, however still rectangular. They didn't add to the trailer's stability. What did help was putting the landing gear on 7 1/2" high blocks. These shortened the landing gear legs and took some shake out of the trailer.

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Durb wrote:

I replaced my landing gear pads with ones that were larger and heavier duty, however still rectangular. They didn't add to the trailer's stability. What did help was putting the landing gear on 7 1/2" high blocks. These shortened the landing gear legs and took some shake out of the trailer.


Like wood blocks or some type of commercially made block? Thanks!

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Jkmrich wrote:

Durb wrote:

I replaced my landing gear pads with ones that were larger and heavier duty, however still rectangular. They didn't add to the trailer's stability. What did help was putting the landing gear on 7 1/2" high blocks. These shortened the landing gear legs and took some shake out of the trailer.


Like wood blocks or some type of commercially made block? Thanks!

Either wood blocks or commercial made ones will work. I use the Lynx Levelers. A full package of 10 for each side. In my case, I didn't want the extra weight wood has. I was really surprised how much more stable the 5th wheel front end is when the landing gear isn't extended much.

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I have some wood to put down if the soil is soft or to keep them off frozen ground.


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The slack in the extension part of the legs is what causes the movement. The foot size will only help the foot from sinking into the ground somewhat.
As stated before, the less the leg extends the less slack present, however there may be some risk in damage if they fell off the blocks due to wind storm or while hitching up.
I usually stack 2 pieces of 2 x 6 under each leg and use the X chocks and that helps somewhat with the rocking fore and aft.


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6x6x6 wood blocks with rope handles
One under each front landing gear
One under each rear stabilizer jack

Spreads the weight out over larger distance AND keeps the landing gear/stabilizers from having to extend as far
I just carry them in bed of truck behind tailgate....along with 2 2x10 boards for leveling side to side (one 52" long and one 48" long...45* cuts on each end)


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It you want more stability, add the triangulated links to your landing gear. I made my own and the improvement was huuuuugggeee! I added larger feet to mine so I would not need to carry around extra blocks for support on soft ground.

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We have the rectangular feet on our landing gear. Does switching to the round 9” feet make a difference? (More stable)



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