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Old 01-14-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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Need to feel more grounded.

It doesn't bother me, but it does bother my DH that when we walk around in the RV it vibrates, shakes, whatever....

We're fulltimers going on five months now and wondering what other people use that is effective in getting a more grounded feeling when walking in the parked RV.

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Old 01-14-2012, 10:14 AM   #2
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I bought a set of adjustable stands at the RV dept of Walmart and put on each end of the wheel well on the frame.Just remember to remove when getting packed up to leave.

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Old 01-14-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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X2. WallMart stands by the wheels. In the future we may have some scisors jacks installed in front and behind the wheels.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:33 PM   #4
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I use two of these, one on each side just ahead of the front wheels under the frame. Inexpensive and do a great job.

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Old 01-14-2012, 09:49 PM   #5
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I put the JT Strongarms on my unit as well as a set of scizzor jacks behind the rear wheels to take out the suspension play. I also have the X-chocks for both sides of the unit. When I get these things dialed in the unit is as rock solid as you cen get without being on a foundation. You are always going to have a little wiggle but overall all three things take out over 90% of it.

My unit is only 1.5 ft longer than yours so you will need something in the middle of the unit to help take the bounce out of the beams. Being a 5'er I don't know how high you will need to block those portable jack stands shown above. Even with the 24" BAL scizzors I need to block them with 6x6's to get a good settting or the jacks are all the way extended and sometimes don't hit the ground in certain sites.

The other option is a tri pod for the pin. Somepeople swear by them as well.

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Old 01-15-2012, 12:01 PM   #6
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Getting "grounded"

We use the Bal jacks on the rear corners of our Eagle and a tri-pod on the pin- Adding the tri-pod sure took the vibration away when using the washer-dryer- Experiment as you use your unit and you will find what works for you- JMHO- Don
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:09 PM   #7
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I just installed the Steadyfast stabilizer system on our 31.5RLTS and they work really well.

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Old 02-05-2012, 09:08 PM   #8
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I use some inexpensive ratcheting cargo bars from Harbor Freight or Home Depot. I just cross them from the frame at the top of the landing gear to the blocks under the opposite pad. It works great since it's the same concept of the Steadyfast and JT Strongarms. The only drawback is you don't get the convienence those systems have of being permanently installed.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:34 PM   #9
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We are looking at ordering the "Plug It Right 5th Wheel Stablizers" for ours.
Hope this will get the shake out of the front bedroom area.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:35 PM   #10
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I've had good success with Wayne's RV Stabilizers.

They are inexpensive, easy to set up, and effective.

I installed a pair of brackets to my trailer frame so I could get a wider stance than stock.
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