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Old 03-09-2016, 10:09 AM   #1
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Tripod Stabilizers for a 27'

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We have a Carriage Compass, 27' and it is so much more unstable than our Okanagan 26.5'. It rocks with every movement, even tho it's blocked the same way as the Okanagan was. It's noticeable on the support planks, that it's moved even over the past 30 days since we've had it in the RV park, moved about close to an inch. Does anyone use a tripod on the nose to stabilize? We didn't think it would need it, because of it's length. Thanks in advance for any input that would help.
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Mine used to move quite a bit too. I tried a king pin stabilizer and the trailer still moved until I built and installed something similar to JT Strongarm stabilizers. They made a world of difference. Here is one place that has them: JT's Strong Arm Jack Stabilizers If you google them you will find a lot of places that have them plus some installation videos.
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Thank you, we will look into that.
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go online and look up steady fast stabilizers. They will take 90% of the movement out. I believe they are cheaper than strongarm
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Why is a little movement so objectionable? I often don't bother putting my rear stabilizer jacks down.The little movement that occurs certainly doesn't hurt anything.

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Joel, the rock and rolling doesn't bother you because you are used to a canoe - LOL

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Joel, the rock and rolling doesn't bother you because you are used to a canoe - LOL

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You may have a point there.

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I made a set of these stabilizers which saved a lot of money over the commercial units. I just installed them side to side, but you also use them for front to rear movement also.

Besides what could possibly go wrong?


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I had a king pin stabilizer on my old 5th wheel and it did not help much. a good set of expanding wheel chocks and shorten up you leveling jacks with blocking would help.
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"shorten up your leveling jacks with blocking would help."
This is probably the first thing to try, usually kingpin stabilizers are a waste of money and heavy to tote around.
Good reports from the steadyfast/strongarm owners on those type stabilizers.
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We just ordered a pair on Amazon, hope they arrive before we have to hit the road. They are camco, size small. Shortening up the levelling jacks is a great plan, if we have level ground. We are making some home made blocks also.
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I had a king pin stabilizer on my old 5th wheel and it did not help much. a good set of expanding wheel chocks and shorten up you leveling jacks with blocking would help.
I have the 6 point hydraulic.. so not exactly apples to apples. A set of X Chocks took the last of the movement out for me as well. Until the winds get up into the 25-30 range, it's solid.

Was cheaper than the tripod by a long shot, the tripod also wouldn't work with my pin box.
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I have the 6 point hydraulic.. so not exactly apples to apples. A set of X Chocks took the last of the movement out for me as well. Until the winds get up into the 25-30 range, it's solid.

Was cheaper than the tripod by a long shot, the tripod also wouldn't work with my pin box.
I also have 6 point on mine. I still had some movement in this 42 ft trailer. I installed steadyfast stabilizers and they took 95% of the remaining movement away
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