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Old 04-19-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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5th Wheel Tripod Pin Support

has anyone use a tripod support on the front hitch pin on a 5th wheel ?
will it cut down on the shaking or is it just extra stuff to hull around
any input would be great

thanks

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Old 04-19-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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Don't waste your money on a pin box support.
buy stabilizer Supports .
I made my own look in my profile album.
you can buy them premade from various places
They virtually eliminate rocking for and aft as well
As side to side.
Steadyfast is one manufacture
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:18 PM   #3
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I had the pin stabilizer for 2 weekends. While I was trying to sell it, it was the best thing since sliced bread, but I sold it for a reason. It was heavy, cumbersome to install and didn't add any appreciable difference in stability.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #4
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I have one and use it all the time-I think it stabalizes the front ok. Not that hard to set up-built it myself. Planing on doing something with the back for side to side movement.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:56 PM   #5
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Triangulation is the key to stabilization
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:32 PM   #6
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We use one all the time....makes a big difference with our 5ver.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:37 PM   #7
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I use the Winfield Stabilizers and X-Chocks on each side of the trailer.
This set up really took a lot of the movement out of my rig.
SWMBO is happy now and you all know what that means!

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Old 04-19-2012, 10:00 PM   #8
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I have the steady fast stabilizers installed and the trailer is rock solid plus very simple to use.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:07 PM   #9
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I have the steady fast stabilizers installed and the trailer is rock solid plus very simple to use.
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Yep, me too. I looked at a tripod, but my truck is already at its max gross weight and I have no place to put it.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:43 AM   #10
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I use the tripod stabilizer all the time. Definitely makes a difference!
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