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Old 04-07-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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King pin stabilizer

For all you 5er owners: what do you think of the tripod, king pin stabilizer?
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:56 PM   #2
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For all you 5er owners: what do you think of the tripod, king pin stabilizer?
Used one on our last 5er and it worked great. Really took the wobble out. Our new 5er has the JT StrongArm stabilizer bars so I am really waiting until our first out to see if we will need the tripod or not. So far from everything else I have read on this forum, the answer is going to be no. If that is the case, one lest thing to carry in the back of the truck and setup.....
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:00 PM   #3
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Do a search here for opinions of the pros and cons of these things. Plentry of input.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:46 PM   #4
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We've got the JT StrongArm's front and rear. They work very well.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:15 PM   #5
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I use one along with a home made stabilizer. In my mind, it is just one more "hard point" to help keep shake and bounce down.

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Old 04-07-2013, 10:26 PM   #6
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We had one at first, and it worked very well. But I made a set of stabilizers for the landing gear so I wouldn't have to walk around the king pin tripod. But truthfully, the camper would probably be even better using both.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:54 AM   #7
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We use one for our 2012 V-Cross 275 fiver and it take out most of the shake and bounce out. I would recommend one. Good Luck
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:16 PM   #8
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Definitely recommend
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:12 PM   #10
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how easy are the JT Strong arm'S to install on the front of 2011
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:35 AM   #11
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how easy are the JT Strong arm'S to install on the front of 2011
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:28 PM   #12
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Hey Thanks .for your reply. As the floor of the storage is extended downward for the spare tire (about 8") right between the front jacks. and the gas line for the out door bbq mounted directly perpendicular towards the rear of the right side of the trailer.was wondeing how you made this an easy install.look forward to hearing from you as I don"t see a solution thanks
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:48 PM   #13
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My answer to all this stabilization contraptions used is IMO a waste of valuable camping time to set up. Forget about wasting time setting that up, have a few extra beers and all the shaking is eliminated.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:01 PM   #14
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Hey Thanks .for your reply. As the floor of the storage is extended downward for the spare tire (about 8") right between the front jacks. and the gas line for the out door bbq mounted directly perpendicular towards the rear of the right side of the trailer.was wondeing how you made this an easy install.look forward to hearing from you as I don"t see a solution thanks


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Old 05-16-2013, 07:50 AM   #15
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I installed a set of JT Strong Arms and love them took all of the shaking out. Here is a couple of pics. Only took a couple of hours to do and had a few cold ones while working on them.

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Old 05-20-2013, 10:11 PM   #16
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Its a good idea. of course you must be refering to Canadian beer with our 6% or better alc content. Thanks and travel safe (then drink Beer)
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Winfields work great and no drilling.

Winfield's for Side to side in front
Rotochoks for front to back
Rear electric stabs for side to side and up down in rear.

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I used one with my last 5er, and on the new one as well and it helps to take out the wobble, However I recently purchased the JT strongarms and am sold on them as they almost eliminate all of the wobble. If anyone is interested I have my used stablilizer for sale It is a BAL 25035 used less than a year.
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