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Old 12-02-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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Kingpin stabilizer with Demco Glideride pin box

May be a stupid question, but are most of the stability benefits of a tripod kingpin stabilizer offset if you have a Demco Glide Ride pin box?

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Old 12-02-2013, 10:37 AM   #2
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Quick answer - - YES. I have the MorRyde pin box and my stabilizer is useless with it. If you must stabilize more than existing rear ones, there are several good brands of stabilizers that permanently mount to the frame and the existing front jacks and rear stabilizers that do a really good job. Easy set up and retract, nothing to haul and store.

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Old 12-02-2013, 08:58 PM   #3
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We have a Jayco Pinnacle with a Mor-Ryde pinbox, and use a tripod kingpin stabilizer. There is a real difference in stability with the tripod, especially when using the washer/dryer, which is right at the front in the bedroom closet. I adjust the tripod so a substantial load is on it.
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We've been successfully using a tripod stabilizer with a Demco pin box for about six years. The tripod is there to suppress side to side motion. A Demco pin box is designed for front to back movement. I still get some wiggle since our hydraulic levelers are so close to the rear wheels leaving considerable overhang in the rear. What used to be called a Wayne's Stabilizer takes care of that when we're going to be in one place for more than a couple of days.

Complaints about tripods are often due to improper installation. Once I snug the pin cup around the pin, I kick each leg of the tripod from the inside of the tripod to eliminate any remaining 'slack'. Then I retighten.
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