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Old 08-17-2013, 07:42 AM   #1
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We just bought a 34 foot Fifth wheel. We have been out 2 times and we are having a lot of movement when people walk around. I've got 2 of the x looking wheel chocks ordered. People say that will help what do you guys think about the tripod for the front dose that help??
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:58 AM   #2
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Good start with getting a pair of xchocks for tires...IMO, skip the tripod setup.
I'd look into the stabilizer bars for the front landing gear & rear jacks...when in combination with the xchocks, you will be very pleased on how solid the camper will feel
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:11 AM   #3
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Thank you for the info ill look it up
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:11 AM   #4
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My advice too: skip the tripod and go with stabilizers. Will help a lot.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:14 AM   #5
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:17 AM   #6
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The easiest and least expensive solution is to quit worrying and just learn to ignore the movement. It really doesn't harm the 5er at all.

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Old 08-17-2013, 09:33 AM   #7
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Completely agree on the JT Strong arms. I have had both and they are so much easier than the tripods.



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Old 08-17-2013, 09:53 AM   #8
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In the meantime, try not to extend the front landing gear too much. It's best to toss some blocks under them and only extend them a few inches. It will help make the trailer more stabile.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:51 AM   #9
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The easiest and least expensive solution is to quit worrying and just learn to ignore the movement. It really doesn't harm the 5er at all.

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Agreed that is does not harm the 5er but those inside may get seasick :-))
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:05 PM   #10
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JT's and between-the-wheel chocks help, but we still have a fair amount of movement. I tried the Valterra Stabilizer Jacks to no positive effect. My next plan is to get scissor jacks and put them near the axles.

http://learntorv.blogspot.com/2013/0...ilization.html

Unfortunately "just ignoring it" isn't an option as my mother-in-law frequently joins is and she has severe motion sickness issues. She's actually work her seasick wristbands for bed more than once before.
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