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Old 09-05-2011, 06:25 PM   #1
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Winfield Stabilizers

We added the Winfield Stabilizers to our 5th wheel this weekend.
All I can say is WOW!
They do exactly what there are advertised to do.
To eleminiate the shakes we had tried BAL X-Chocks on both sides of the rig.
A tripod, and home made stabilizers from Harbor Freight.

Nothing really worked until we added the Winfield stabilizers.
SWMBO noticed right away. Shaking is about 90% eliminated.
The magic combo for us was the X-Chocks and the Windfield.
Scott was real good to work with and his product is top notch.

Just though I would share our experience.
Bill
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:41 PM   #2
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i had the same experience when i added the steadyfast system. i went the route of the king pin stabilizer also (two different types).



the spare was the only problem. had to drill out and use a hole on the foot more forward of the one they had designated for that purpose.
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:57 PM   #3
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Those look great ! here are the ones I made for $ 70.00 and 2 hours time .
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:01 PM   #4
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[QUOTE=f1100turbo;129895]Those look great ! here are the ones I made for $ 70.00 and 2 hours time .

yeah, but u don't have the pleasure of boasting abt how much u paid for them. mine also came with an installation manual at no extra charge...
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:12 PM   #5
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Those look great ! here are the ones I made for $ 70.00 and 2 hours time .

yeah, but u don't have the pleasure of boasting abt how much u paid for them. mine also came with an installation manual at no extra charge...

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Old 09-05-2011, 07:37 PM   #6
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[/QUOTE]

think it was great u were able to make them for so little. i wish i had access to the welding equipment, i would probably have done the same. (i saw ur thread on building them awhile back).
usually, it is more abt spending more for the same thing than making it.
i had to find something i got for spending the extra money, the manual was all i could think of.

even though i spent the money, i don't regret it.
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:32 PM   #7
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Can you give the link on how these were made?

I enjoy building things rather than buying them, when I can, and I have been considering building some stabilizers using telecoping poles of some type.. Pool cleaning pole or even shower rod.

Also, has anyone tried just using cargo straps? I know the poles provide stabilization for both legs in both directions, but straps should provide resistance in opposing directions. I think I'll try it on my upcoming Veterans day trip. Curious if anyone has tried it before. Most of the pre-engineered buildings and towers I see erected use opposing cables, not rigid steel.
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I don't know why u couldn't use straps in criss cross fashion for side to side movement.
but what about for and aft movement?
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I don't know why u couldn't use straps in criss cross fashion for side to side movement.
but what about for and aft movement?
I don't have a problem with fore and aft movement. I use the X chocks for chocking my 5er and those things lock it down pretty good in that direction.
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I also notice on a few other threads since posting that a lot of folks simply use telecoping or ratcheting cargo bars.

I'm all about a cheap fix and I can use them in my truck when I'm not camping. :P
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