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Old 02-21-2016, 08:07 PM   #1
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Stabilizing Fifth Wheel

Even with my rear stabilizing jacks down I still have quite a lot of movement when any one is moving around. Was wondering if I used a jack stand on each side of the frame near the tires would that make any difference. What does anyone recommend to stop some of the shaking?
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Old 02-21-2016, 08:31 PM   #2
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You need a kingpin stabilizer. We got one for our last trip and it eliminated over 90% of the rocking and rolling.


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Even with my rear stabilizing jacks down I still have quite a lot of movement when any one is moving around. Was wondering if I used a jack stand on each side of the frame near the tires would that make any difference. What does anyone recommend to stop some of the shaking?
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If you think about where the wiggle is coming from, you can take steps. I also use a king pin tripod for the front to back bounce. The rv sits on wheels that want to roll so a set of x-chocks between then helps with that. Still not 100% movement free but pretty close.
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Agreed. Removed almost all the motion. Some x-chocks between the wheels and the unit is solid as a rock. The king pin stabilizer never worked for us and was a pain to haul around and set up.
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JT strong arms. Just installed soooohappy.
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Old 02-22-2016, 01:01 AM   #7
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My eagle was moving alot. Snugged the jacks in back down abit more and it cut it way down.
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Was wondering if I used a jack stand on each side of the frame near the tires would that make any difference.
Yes. I permanently attached them to each side, just in front of the wheels, and they work very well.
I've tried the kingpin stabilizer and it does not work for me, for some reason (if you decide to go this way, I have one for sale ).
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I went to the extreme, but I am over 40ft long so the bounce was pronounced. In doing so I have the Steady Fast arms, x chocks and 6 points of contact in the rear 3/4's of the trailer with 4 scissor jacks as well as the 2 original stabilizers included. The 4 I added take almost all the bounce out of my unit.

If you are going to go with one then the arms are the way to go and will take out a lot of wiggle.

It takes another 5 minutes for set up and break down as all are attached and require no storage with the exception of the x chocks. My kids are in charge of getting the stabilizers close to the ground with me finishing them off so as to not apply to much pressure.
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We use the X-Chocks for the wheels as well. But, our Kingpin stabilizer worked well in stop making us feel we're on a cruise ship, when we're in the bedroom. Plus, we use the stabilizer as a place to lock up our bicycles at night.

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Agreed. Removed almost all the motion. Some x-chocks between the wheels and the unit is solid as a rock. The king pin stabilizer never worked for us and was a pain to haul around and set up.
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