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Old 09-25-2020, 12:02 AM   #1
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5th Wheel King Pin Stabilizer Jack

My 295rsx fifth wheel rv is horrible when it comes to being stable when people are walking inside it or in bed moving around, I used to have JT Strong arms on my older RV and it worked well. Does anyone else have this issue?

Is the 5th Wheel King Pin Stabilizer Jacks any good?

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Old 09-25-2020, 04:55 AM   #2
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There is another thread on this site that asks the same questions. I for one use a king pin stabilizer along with x-chocks between the tires and the combination works well for me. I thought about installing the JT Strong arms on my 5er but that is about as far as it got.
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Got rid of mine -- very heavy and bulky to tote around, and for reasons I never quite understood, didn't actually seem to make all that much difference. Wheel chocks do seem to help though.


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Old 09-25-2020, 06:58 AM   #4
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Do you have a leveling system on it? (electric/hydraulic) I find not extending the legs as far helps by using a few more leveling blocks under the feet. When on an extended stay (more than 2 or 3 nights) I do use the X-chalks and kingpin tripod. Helps greatly IMO...er..in DW's opinion.
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Old 09-25-2020, 01:14 PM   #5
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Not worth the hassle of packing it around. Marginal help. I use four of the screw jack stands.
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Old 09-25-2020, 01:32 PM   #6
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We are full time in our 5er and usually stay at each location for a couple of months at a time.
We do not have any auto leveling system on our rig.
We use the JT Strong arms, X-Chocks, put a screw jack in front of and behind the axels AND use the king pin stabilizer tripod. And we stay pretty solid with that arrangement.
The main reason that the tripod is a benefit to us is that we have a washer and dryer in the front closest and when that washer starts to spin out, you know it!
If I was staying shorter time or not using the washer, we probably wouldn't use the tripod.
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We use the BAL Fastjack Weekender everytime we go camping. Without it the front of the trailer sways a lot. I'd say it takes about 80-90% of the movement out. It's light weight and easy to set up and store.
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There is another thread on this site that asks the same questions. I for one use a king pin stabilizer along with x-chocks between the tires and the combination works well for me. I thought about installing the JT Strong arms on my 5er but that is about as far as it got.
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Old 09-25-2020, 02:59 PM   #9
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I quit carrying my pin stabilizer years ago.
X-chocks, JT Strong-arm and a couple stab Jack's at the axles and we're about as good as it gets without frame cribbing.
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When staying long term I use a King pin stabilizer, x chocks, screw supports under the rear. Works great. The king pin stabilizer also helps stop the longitudinal motion also when properly positioned. X chocks also help that. One other thing that would probably help is the new step setups that reach the ground. I have the old stile flip down step and I put a jack under it to help keep it from rocking the trailer when I go out to walk early in the morning. I've never tried the Strong Arm supports so I can't comment, but many people seem to like them.
I do have a four point auto-leveling system.
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