We bought one and have used it the past four trips! Our conclusion: we loved it! Our stabilizer reduced the rocking and rolling at the front of our rig by at least 85%! Our last trip was at Lake Powell, and we had a full day of strong wind (about 25 to 35 gust) and our rig was rock solid. My wife thought we were going to get blown away. We thought about the JT Strong Arm too, but decided against it. As, we would need to move our spare tire elsewhere. And we like it where it is now.
Keep in mind that the BAL X-Chocks will only isolate the rear of the trailer, while the weight of the front half is still on the front jack legs. There's a lot of play when those legs are extended. Overall, we love our kingpin stabilizer!
Originally Posted by Camping Grandpa
Bought one about 10 yrs ago for my original 5er and it made a huge difference. Then I added X chocks and that helped steady the bounce from the tires. Kept it for the next 5er and used it every time we went out. Both were 30'ers and had only crank down stabilizers in the rear.
Now the new 321 is in the driveway and with the 4 point leveling system there is hardly any movement in the coach. Wife thinks I should wait to sell the tripod until we've gone out a few times.....I have the mor ryde pin box but hadn't thought about how it would affect the tripod.... Guess I'll put the tripod on CL and get on with life. It's a heavy duty BAL unit and weighs a fair bit too. Won't miss the extra weight either.
Oh, and I'm glad I bought a diesel! 👍