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Old 07-24-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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king pin stabilizer

Just got it....seems to be worth the 100 bux so far....alot less shaking of the rig when the kids come running through



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Old 07-25-2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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A lot of people have abandoned the tripod these days and starting using stabilizers that stay on the camper. The ones I am talking about are SteadyFast Stabilzers, JT StrongArm stabilizers and the stabilizers from WinfieldRvProducts.com. The first two stop front to back and side to side shaking. The Winfield stabilizers offer a cross brace on the front jacks and when used in conjunction with roto-chocks or bal-chocks significantly reduce all motion in the camper. I just put a set of Winfield's on mine due to having the under mount storage bins(can't have full set of the other two due to that) and have really enjoyed the last 2 camping trips. I believe that YouTube has videos of the JTs and the SteadyFast for you to check out. Not knocking the tripod as I have never tried it, just relating my experience and my FILs. Happy camping!!!
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:46 PM   #3
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My dealer said when I bought my 5er tha t he hadn't sold a king pin tri pod in 6 years.

Everybody likes the stabilizers for the stabs.

Like mine in my profile
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:58 PM   #4
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We still like and use our tri-pod, but
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:00 PM   #5
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I did install a set of 30" jacks in front of the axle. With the tri-pod in front, 30" jacks in the the middle and 24" jacks in the rear, it's pretty stable.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:21 PM   #6
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on my last trailer, the king pin stabilizer helped. on this one (abt twice the weight), it didn't do much. i went with the steady fast and was surprised at how well it works. ur doing a little more bracing with them.
it sounds like the tripod is working for u. that is all that matters.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:32 PM   #7
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The things that turned me off about the king pin stabilizer was.
1) its heavy.
2) its bulky.
3) I actually had to set it up.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:06 AM   #8
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Check out these homemade stabilizers, I installed them in April and they work great, best part....they are very inexpensive to built!!

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Old 07-26-2012, 12:09 AM   #9
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Check out these homemade stabilizers, I installed them in April and they work great, best part....they are very inexpensive to built!!

The ultimate 5er stabilizers! - iRV2 Forums
Same as mine
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:48 AM   #10
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I have a tripod presently, but have found that most of the places we camp I have to lower the front end too far to use it.
I'd love to get a set of JT's but some brilliant designer located the spare tire right between the front landing gear.
I plan on asking the reps at the FROG rally how best to relocate the spare.
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