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Old 07-31-2014, 08:31 PM   #1
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King Pin Stabilizer

Is it necessary to have a king pin stabilizer? Is it recommended?
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:38 PM   #2
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I don't use one.
My dealer said he hasn't sold one in years.

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Old 07-31-2014, 08:49 PM   #3
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We use the heavy duty tri-pod. We *can* feel the difference, and it also locks on to the king pin....an added layer of theft prevention.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:55 PM   #4
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Necessary? No...but we went a while without and when we decided to get one because Amazon had a great deal on them, we could see a big difference. Less movement in the trailer. I am an early riser and wife likes to stay in bed a bit in the morning. Before she could feel alot of movement when I was up and about. Now its alot more stable...wouldn't be without now.
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We use the heavy duty tri-pod. We *can* feel the difference, and it also locks on to the king pin....an added layer of theft prevention.
X2 - only cautionary note here is if you get JTStrongarm stabs you do not need the Kingpin Tripod but still there are cool options for locking the Kingpin for theft deterrence
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:24 AM   #6
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A tripod or any aftermarket stabilizer system is only necessary IF interior movement bothers you.
We are 18 year fulltimers so stability for me was very important. If you are a weekend warrior, part timer or some timer the movement may not be enough for you to get anything.
Some people are happy with a tri pod while for others like us, we just weren't happy with our BiPod.
It is a very personal choice. Hugs, Di
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:14 PM   #7
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I use these on my fifth wheel and they work great! No need for storage, they stay on the landing gear. With x-chocks the trailer is rock solid.


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Old 08-03-2014, 01:34 PM   #8
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Used them on our Flagstaff Ultra Lite 5er and it made a huge difference - especially at the front of the rig....with our Cedar Creek 38fl six point landing gear we didn't need the king pin stabilizer BUT we did find a lot less movement in the bedroom by adding a couple of scissor jacks under the back

If we were just going on a weekender, it probably wouldn't matter, but we're full timers so we like the stability
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Old 09-27-2014, 06:41 PM   #9
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We have the 6 point landing gear with JT Strongarm and have very little movement. Adding the x-chocks on the next trip. Based on how it feels in the driveway with x-chocks we should be rock solid.


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Old 10-01-2014, 10:04 AM   #10
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I have tried it with and without and we prefer with because of the movement. Good Luck
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