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So After a lot of deliberation, I’ve settled on a Shasta Phoenix 355FBX. I’ve had travel trailers for the last 12 years. This will be my first 5ver. I’m having the Reese Goosebox 16k installed as it will be easiest since my other trailers (horse, equipment) are also gooseneck.

What else should I be thinking about when switching to the new platform?

For instance, I already have X-chocks, so those should transfer.

Additional stabilizers needed? (Has 4 point elec leveling system)


This will have 2 sewer outlets. Should they just be Y connected together?

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The Y will keep things simple.


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Do you have wheel chocks also? The X chocks are for stabilization, not for keeping the trailer from rolling. Read the instructions.

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BB_TX wrote:

Do you have wheel chocks also? The X chocks are for stabilization, not for keeping the trailer from rolling. Read the instructions.


Of course! First thing that goes down before unhooking. X-chocks on after my TT is leveled.

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My son in law has an RV with 2 sewer outlets.. He has 2 sets of everything running to a "Y" then into the sewer...

Depending on the RV, you MAY need stabilization in the front, a set of JT Strongarms are awesome ! - JT's

OR - Morryde also

IF the rear leveling jacks are too far forward, you MAY need something closer to the rear?? Morryde X brace

OR add 2 bolt on scissor jacks and this -

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Think about adding Sumo springs in place of the bump stops. Easy to do it yourself. It really helped smooth out the ride while towing my fifth wheel.


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Thanks. Air bags installed thankfully - so no worries there

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With the 4 point leveling system, you'll likely need some thing to help at the rear. The Morryde X Brace will work, but if you don't have a hitch, try the Valterra stabilizer. It looks cheesy, but it really works. We have one for our 17,000 lb. toyhauler and it keeps the rear pretty darned solid.


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I use my sewer Y with FHU but just move the hose at a dump. Black, then bath gray. The kitchen tank goes last and is plenty soapy to not need much rinsing afterwards.


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