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Old 08-13-2010, 12:18 AM   #1
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Now help me find a good Kingpin tripod

You all have helped me select many great products for my new 5th wheel. Thank you.


Now I'd like to find a good KINGPIN STABILIZING JACK (Tripod)
I had one that was 2 legs and was a 2 leg car jack type with a chain attached to the bottom of the legs.
I think I'm looking for an actual tripod type to stabilize the front of the trailer. What do you have? What the the good points and the bad points.

Or

Should I consider installing Stabilzers like this one?
http://www.steadyfast.com/index.html

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:22 PM   #2
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Iggy,

I was thinking of purchasing a king pin stabilizer and the stabilizer braces you mentioned for my trailer, but since I've installed stabilizers ahead of the front axle, I have almost no noticeable movement at all.

Anyway, a couple of our friends have this one .

Ultra Fab Aluminum King Pin Tripod .



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Old 08-13-2010, 06:58 PM   #3
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Mike, which stabilizers did you install?
I'm looking at a few brands that I may consider.
Steadyfast is one that I was interested in and they are in Bakersfield CA.
Seem easy to install and operate.
Does it really stop the swaying when walking around?
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I was talking about the stabilizers I installed in front of the axles. The ones I removed from the rear of the trailer.



But, I would like to install something like the Steady-Fast. I'll make my own, as Neil did.



Of course, we don't experience that much movement. The wife and I ain't that young no mo.
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C'mon Milzat, age has nuttin' to do with it! Bet you can make those awning lites swing if you try! Hey, Iggy, I have the tripod like Milzat posted. Works well for us. It's got multiple holes to adjust in case you're on an un level site, the stabilizer can be raised or lowered. Only issue I ever had ws one site I was on was such a grade that I had to put blocks under the tri-pod legs to get it high enough. LAst trip site was so level, we never even used it- 4 adults and 2 tykes for a week, and no one noticed.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:54 PM   #6
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C'mon Milzat, age has nuttin' to do with it! Bet you can make those awning lites swing if you try!
Hey, I resemble that remark.

I see they offer 7" leg extensions. I'll bet a handy person can find a way to add an adjustable extension on one leg to allow for un-even ground.
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:21 AM   #7
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coming back last weekend we saw a guy using tires! it was in the front yard, door open and step out, maybe that will help add a little "bounce"....
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