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Old 03-04-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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I recently was parked next to a 5th wheel that had the Winfield Landing Leg Cross Brace Stabilizer kit installed on the front landing gear. The owner said that it really helped stabilze the RV in windy conditions when parked.

Winfield also makes a Scissor Jack Cross Brace Stabilizer kit.

Has anyone had any experience with either of these products - Good - Bad - or otherwise?
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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I have a set for the front landing gear and they work exactly as advertised.
They installed in about 10 minutes.
The wife no longer complains about the trailer shaking.
Worth every penny!

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Old 03-05-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
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Fivecodys -

Thanks for your reply. I might get the kit.

Any other input from other users?
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I built my own system for the front landing gear, with stabilizer bars front-to-back and side-to-side on both front legs. It works, plain and simple. But the rear end still wiggles a bit, so I may have to make a bar for that as well.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:55 PM   #5
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Crocus - I thought about building ny own, but at $200 I might just get them from Winfield. I like the Winfield kit as it retracts with the gear.Sounds good that you build your own.

Yeah - wiggley rear ends are OK on some things, but not on a RV!!
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:54 PM   #6
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Mine retract as well, fairly clean looking, similar to the Steadyfast.
If you can get the kit for $200, its probably worth it, as I spent a day plus $50 to make mine. (I don't pay myself a lot!)
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:03 PM   #7
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heres my home made set

less than $100.00 invested . and two hours time. yes they make a CONSIDERATE difference . DO not buy IMO a king pin stab. jack . waste of time,money and space !
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I find that stabilizing both front legs provides much better motion control. I have tried just tightening one leg up, then both, and there is quite a difference.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:13 PM   #9
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I find that stabilizing both front legs provides much better motion control. I have tried just tightening one leg up, then both, and there is quite a difference.
I have very very little movement with what I have done but I am considering adding one more to the left side from the bottom of the stab back towards frame .
Time will tell if anymore support is needed since I dont have much camping time with what I have done .
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f1100 - a very professial job - it looks as good as what I saw at the RV parK. I have to agree with your comment about the king pin jack - I don't see how they could make any difference in windy parked conditions.

Thanks for your input and the photos.
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