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Old 03-20-2013, 12:00 PM   #15
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Where we bought our 5th wheel they sell slide out supports,I did not buy them there.
I went on line and bought them. all you have to do is check your jacks
on the rear of the trailer,that is something you should do daily.
I check mine in the morning and at night. like to have the table
steady not feel like I'm on a boat, when eating meals.

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:04 PM   #16
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like the saying goes "learned something new every day". I did not know the supports were not recommended. Funny no one has ever said that to me before at our CG. I do not over tighten them just snug enough to provide extra support. Now I will be looking at everyone else's rigs to see if any one else is using them. And to think I spent money to prevent possible damage. Thanks for the info.

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Old 03-21-2013, 06:13 AM   #17
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RustyJC is 100% right on both points. The gooseneck to fifth wheel adapter like he said is a big problem. A dealer told me they have had several rigs pull in needing fixed while traveling by with that. He said it acts as a crow bar.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:12 PM   #18
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I guess most of the people did not see the part where you and your wife are big people. They did see the part about movement. I do not think you will need a tripod for your trailer. I have one but it was cheap and I use it for security. If it would make you feel more secure at night, then by all means purchase one. Some people feel it is clumsy to set up but mine sets up rather quickly. At first it was a pain, but after you figure it out, it is a snap.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:17 PM   #19
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I always use a kingpin support. Mine is an old one and is a bi-pod that incorporates an old bumper jack. I have found that when one person is in the bedroom and another walks around the rear area or the 5er, you will feel wiggling up in the bedroom. The tripod will reduce that sensation. I have found that it does not assist with any bounce in other areas of the 5er.

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Old 03-21-2013, 05:04 PM   #20
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OK, let me try this again. I used to use a tripod but no longer do. I installed the Steadyfast system and eliminated the need for the tripod. Phillip

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