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Old 11-28-2005, 02:32 PM   #1
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Hi all,

In the one and only jaunt with our 06 Pilgrim 5er (our first 5th wheel) I didn't notice any sway or movement in the bedroom when we set-up, but *did* notice more "bounce" in the living area, or rear.
My question is: Would a stabilizing tripod in the front take care of the rear, or do I need some support over the slide out area? I did check the rear stabilizers and they were solid?

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Old 11-28-2005, 02:32 PM   #2
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Hi all,

In the one and only jaunt with our 06 Pilgrim 5er (our first 5th wheel) I didn't notice any sway or movement in the bedroom when we set-up, but *did* notice more "bounce" in the living area, or rear.
My question is: Would a stabilizing tripod in the front take care of the rear, or do I need some support over the slide out area? I did check the rear stabilizers and they were solid?

Thanks!
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Old 11-28-2005, 04:14 PM   #3
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Do not place any supports under the slides...asking for big trouble.

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Next time when you setup, droop the front about 1-2" below level then set the rear stabilizers for that. Now raise the front until level and see if that helps.
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To amplify on Ken's response a bit - if the slideouts are supported and the 5th wheel settles (drops) for any reason, you can create some REAL problems!!! I don't know of any manufacturer who approves the use of slideout supports.

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I do what SuperGewl does. Part of my leveling is that I get it level and then set my rear stabilizers. then I raise the front ever so slightly. Then I set my kingpin stabilizer if I'm going to be there more then one or tow nights. When I don't, I feel motion in the bedroom only when someone is walking around the living area.
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When I leave the nose about 1" low and snug up the rear stabilzers then lift the nose to level, I get very little movement. Maybe I am not prone to sensing the movement...too many years spent sailing I presume or as the DW says, "I don't know if I'm washing or hanging out."

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Thanks for all the replies ladies and gents...I knew you'd have the answer!!
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:43 AM   #9
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I think My wife needs her rear end stabilized sometimes. It sure would reduce some serious shaking.
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I have set my rear staplizers as suggested, and have the front staplizer,I still had what felt as bounce. I found that the wheel chocks that tighten between the two trailer wheels have done the best for eliminating the movement I was feeling. I use the BAL type that you have to tighten with a wrench on bother sides. This also keeps teh 5'ver from rolling when unhooking from the truck.
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Nice to see some other Kansas folk here! If you ever get around to Milford Lake area, be sure to check out Thunderbird Marina. We spend our camping season there. Lots of nice folk there during the camping season.
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I set in place the front and rear stabalizers and king pin tripod on set up. Then if we are on a firm pad and are staying longer than one night I put a tripod jack on each side of the rig forward of the tires and screw then tight up against the frame. It really works well.
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