Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-18-2016, 07:26 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Povo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 23
5th wheel stabilization

Any opinions about 5th wheel stabilizing systems?
__________________

__________________
Povo is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-19-2016, 07:48 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 1,979
Quote:
Originally Posted by Povo View Post
Any opinions about 5th wheel stabilizing systems?
Sounds like a very broad question... As in parked,,, moving etc ?????
__________________

__________________
Monkey, pilot of a Great Dane hauler,
2015 Silverado 2500 Duramax/Alison 4x4 CrewCab 2016 Cougar 28SGS
1ST CAV
monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2016, 08:11 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Povo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 23
Parked
__________________
2016 Arctic Fox 27-5L, 2014 Ram 3500 6.4 Hemi 4.1 gear ratio, B&W Companion Slider Hitch
Povo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2016, 02:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
shane wood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 118
Go online to steadyfast stabilizers they take 95% of the movement in the trailer when parked
__________________
2015 3500 Denali DRW
Pushed by 2015 Redwood 36RL Loaded
shane wood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2016, 03:37 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Viva Las Vegas
Posts: 249
I installed SteadyFast after two trips. The Mrs. and I quickly got tired of the constant shacking. It was a simple straight forward install. Much better now.
__________________
2014 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLT CC 4x4
Zac808 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2016, 06:16 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 8
I agree with Shane and Zac. I put those on mine and it did indeed take out at least 95% of the movement. Best feature is that they can be removed if you sell the 5th. wheel and re-installed on your new 5th. wheel.
Top quality construction, made to last a lifetime. At least MY lifetime.
__________________
FredWH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2016, 01:24 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 128
Another vote for Steady Fast Stabilizers, easy to install, quality product, takes 95% of the movement out.
__________________
Robert & Bale the Wonder Dog
2014 Redwood 38FL
2012 GMC 3500HD DRW
Rob_Fla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2016, 02:37 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 52
We found the BAL X-Chocks to significantly reduce movement as well, plus using sufficient down-force on the rear stabs helped.
__________________
PointyWombat
2013 Heartland Bighorn 3010RE
2012 Silverado 3500 SRW 6.6 TD
PointyWombat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2016, 11:24 PM   #9
Member
 
Gsport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 82
I use four of these with my six point level up to give me ten points of contact, not including the four tire... Pretty much rock solid
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.png
Views:	96
Size:	492.6 KB
ID:	139797  
__________________
2014 Grand Design Solitude, 369RL, #107
2016 Chevy 3500HD, SRW, Diesel/Allison
Gsport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2016, 06:44 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 128
The jacks are great for a longer term stay, I have friends that have them on the 5th Wheels are their 5ers are very solid but they do not move their 5th Wheel very often.

For somebody like me that moves every few weeks year round, the less items I have to crawl under my 5er and setup and take down / pack up the better.

I even installed SnapPads on my leveling feet along with the Steadyfast Stabilizers, now all I have to do is unlock my three Steadyfast locks, raise my 4 rear Level Up Jacks, hitch up and raise my 2 front Level Up Jacks and I am ready to go.

No washing off dirty pads and jacks and then storing them somewhere.
__________________
Robert & Bale the Wonder Dog
2014 Redwood 38FL
2012 GMC 3500HD DRW
Rob_Fla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2016, 11:10 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Muscle Shoals, AL/Helen, GA
Posts: 901
I drop the electric rear jacks on my fiver and use the stabilizer that goes between the tires locking them up.

If I spent more time in the trailer, I'd have the Steady Fast system--for sure.
__________________
Bamaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2016, 07:11 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 118
We also have a '16 AF 27-5. It is the most unstable RV I have ever been in. I have no idea why, but you can feel it rock when the dog scratches itself. And the dog is only 12#. I just installed the steadyfast system and it takes out most of the vibrations. I think it will work fine for short term stays, but I'm going to experiment with additional blocking for long term parking. I also plan to try a pair of the x-chocks. Best of luck
__________________
2016 Arctic Fox 27-5L
2003 Jimmy Duramax
MtCamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2016, 03:36 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 7
I have a 35 ft 5th wheel and installed the JT stabilizers, 1 pair at the back, 2 pairs in front: 1 for the side to side movement and 1 pair for front to back movement. I eventually took booth front pairs off... Here why: they made lifting the landing gear inner legs difficult to raise by hand, the outer electric assist was not an issue, but I had to work too hard to lift the inner legs... You see the stabilizers where not exactly square to the landing gear and twisted the pads slightly....

If we were camped for season I would put them back on, but since we move all the time, it's too much of a hassle... My 2 cents,
__________________
miatared is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2016, 07:21 AM   #14
IC2
Senior Member
 
IC2's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 1,654
Fifth wheels seem to be inherently unstable - and I assume even long TTs. You are on rubber tires and there is always some sidewall movement as long as they are supporting any amount of weight. I'm not sure that you can get 100% of the wobble out of one of these trailers unless you build a full concrete foundation under them and no longer have rubber on the ground. It's a fact of the design/life.

When we travel, we put up with a little rocking if only stopping for the night or maybe two. If we stay 3 or more I'll add the pair of BAL X chocks between the tires and then we are down to about 75% steady. While we are at our usual summer site, I add a pair of spare BAL stabilizer jacks and cranked tightly about midway up the dropped section of the frame and we are then down to about 90%. The electric rear stabilizers are tightened until they 'stall' regardless of length of stay. My DW has mumbled about a king pin stabilizer - but that wont happen but a set of JT or other brand cross bar stabilizers might.
__________________

__________________
Dave W along with my DW, Susan and our poodlepups, Callie & Molly,2011 Ford F250 6.7 CCLB, 5er Hitch Option w/B&W Hitch,,Ride Rite air bags, 2014 Montana High Country 343RL (38')
IC2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
5th wheel



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steering stabilization or antisway system for Class A discussion please NettieRegina Class A Motorhome Discussions 92 04-07-2015 08:08 AM
Excel RV Stabilization rockintom Excel Owner's Forum 83 11-15-2014 06:52 AM
Who to buy from/install Steering Stabilization for my C? cmalberto Class C Motorhome Discussions 20 12-03-2013 08:25 PM
Workhorse 8.1 Steering Stabilization motie Class A Motorhome Discussions 15 08-20-2011 07:27 AM
Questions on stabilization 83Eagle Class C Motorhome Discussions 13 08-19-2011 12:15 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.