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Old 03-10-2017, 11:15 AM   #1
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Rocking Motion of 5th wheel

Our new Jayco HT 28.5 rsts rocks back and forth a fair bit with walking and moving inside. Would a tripod under the hitch solve that problem or is there another solution?
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BAL - Innovative Products for the RV Industry works well for FRONT TO BACK MOVEMENT for our TT , for Side to side we used Bal lock arm
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Are you using wood under your jacks?

The less you have the jacks extended the better. I always use a couple of 2" x 10" piece of wood under them. If they are scissor jacks tighten them a little more.
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Our TT rocked front to back, too. Now we use the Camco X-type chocks and those took care of it.
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I have also read that those X style ratcheting wheel chocks help a lot with the rocking motion.

Here is my question. Is there any concern with messing with axle alignment when using these? Or maybe going with two of them one on each side would put equal pressure and cancel that.
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I have also read that those X style ratcheting wheel chocks help a lot with the rocking motion.

Here is my question. Is there any concern with messing with axle alignment when using these? Or maybe going with two of them one on each side would put equal pressure and cancel that.
Since they are used to stop trailer motion, it seemed logical to me they'd be the most effective by using a pair - one on each side. I never considered using one on just one side.
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Since they are used to stop trailer motion, it seemed logical to me they'd be the most effective by using a pair - one on each side. I never considered using one on just one side.
Thanks. That makes sense. I have a buddy that keeps his TT (not Jayco) out at our place and he uses one. I also know he seems to take his in every other year or so to have an axle alignment done and I wondered why he was doing this so often and if it might be because he is only uses one of these chocks. We haven't tried them but they are on my list of things I want to try out with the new camper.
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IMHO, they are strong enough to stop the back and forth motion but way way to flimsy to hurt the alignment





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Thanks. That makes sense. I have a buddy that keeps his TT (not Jayco) out at our place and he uses one. I also know he seems to take his in every other year or so to have an axle alignment done and I wondered why he was doing this so often and if it might be because he is only uses one of these chocks. We haven't tried them but they are on my list of things I want to try out with the new camper.
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JT Strongarm Jack Stabilizer. You can use the BAL stabilizers recommended in conjunction but the JT's will remove most of the Motion. It gives you support in multiple planes.

JT's Strong Arm Jack Stabilizers


Most who have tried the Tripod under the kingpin either stopped using them and/or quickly sold it.
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OR SteadyFast stabilizers.
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