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Old 12-30-2015, 08:08 AM   #1
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Support for front end of Fifth Wheel for winter storage

I have a Silverback 33IK and I have it parked in the yard for the winter (near Toronto, Canada) and was wondering what kind of support I can make or buy to support the weight at the pin in case the stabilizing jacks give up during the winter. I have read that some have had the front jacks give up and they found their fifth wheel on it's belly.
I have been looking at getting a tripod for my Reese Goosebox, but none will support the full load of the front end pin. I think it might still be worthwhile to buy since it would take some strain off the stabilizing jacks. The other thing I was thinking of is to build up a stand with wood cribbing, but this seems a bit overkill.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Old 12-30-2015, 08:16 AM   #2
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There are king pin tripods that will support up to 5000lbs, which is way more than your pin weight. I actually have one of them and had put 2300lbs of pin weight on it.
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