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Old 01-02-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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Seasonal Camping

I am picking up a 2000 Jayco designer 331O 5th Wheel to use on a seasonal camping lot. I have a few question about how I should stabilize the camper. I have done this with regular trailers but never with a 5th wheel with an enclosed frame.

Any practical suggestions would be appreciated.


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Old 01-02-2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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There are many 5th wheel owners here that will help you out, but I just wanted to welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum Jim! Congrats on the "new" 5'er!

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Old 01-02-2012, 07:49 PM   #3
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Depending on the ground to frame height of your RV (5er), simply put some thick 24" x 24" patio stones flat on the ground, then buy / install some 12-ton axle stands - from patio stones to its steel frame. Install 3 x axle stands down each RV side. On the front, simply install patio stones and power down the front legs. Only take "some" pressure off its axle / rubber tires. Tires should NEVER be lifted off the ground. To view how my TT is stabilized at my seasonal site (to eliminate floor bounce), surf: http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w...e/100_0696.jpg

Note: As seen within my TT, I used 6-ton axle stands. Next time around, I would use the much wider base / much better 12-ton axle stands.

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Old 01-02-2012, 09:21 PM   #4
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We bought some portable jack stands (pyramids) at Wall Mart and put one set ahead and one behind the wheels. Set them on something like patio blocks. I also park the trailer wheels on wood in hopes they will last longer.
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