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Old 03-26-2010, 07:57 PM   #1
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Kingpin Stabilizer?

Do I really need a Kingpin stabilizer? or can I get along without it.....I have scissor jacks between my wheels.......I used with my TT and plan to use with my 5th wheel

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Old 03-26-2010, 08:17 PM   #2
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It does help with some of the trailer movement. For short term I do not use but do use one for long term stays. Short term to me are two to three weeks.You can always try it with out and if the movement bothers you, then invest in one.

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i used one for long stays as well, it helped with the front end wiggle
in fact i have my old that needs a new home.
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:35 PM   #4
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I think you'll be more happy with a jack stabilizing system like in the link below.
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:46 AM   #5
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No you don't have to have one, yes the front end wiggles a little but it's really not that bad. I have never used one and don't think I will - I live in my trailer during the work week and it's not bad even with the front living room. I just put the stab jacks down in the rear and enjoy.
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We have the aluminum tripod and are satisfied with it. It's not a necessity but does take most side to side wiggle out for extended stays. We use it in conjunction with Roto-choks.

Some folks are bothered by movement more than others. If you're not sure you need one, see if you can borrow one and check the difference.
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After being unhappy with our bipod for 8 years, we've been using Plug It Right Stabilizers on our personal 38' Carriage for over 4 years. Diana
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We use our tripod when we are staying somewhere for more than a few days. We can live fine without it, I think we just get used to the small amount of movement.

At the same time, when we have been using it for a while and then move, and don't set it up, we always notice its abscence for a few days.
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I think on a lighter trailer yes, I have gone from a 24.5' 9k rig to a 36' 14k rig and I don't hardley notice any movement in the heavyer unit. I really would have tried one of these stabalizers on the lighter unit if there were not so many other cool toys to buy.
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you dont have to use one, typically i see them used more in situations where the 5th wheel is being parked and lived in, or for long term storage.

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