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Old 01-25-2016, 09:14 PM   #15
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I don't have a 5th wheel but rather a more unstabil tow behind keystone. The guy that builds the Steadyfast setup is local. I installed that and it really helped. I also moved my jacks inboard (further from the bumper) about 2'. I also put a set of jacks in the center of the trailer. No more seasickness aboard my ship.
Big pads really help as well. I use 2x12 pieces covered in 3/4" plywood at the 4 corners.
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I suppose balancing the w/d and putting the wife on a diet would be a tad bit much?
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:29 AM   #17
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"When using your auto leveling, keep the jack extensions as short as possible."

" If you can't keep your jacks short the stabilizers will stop most of the movement for you."

Short leg extension and cross-arm stabilizers--probably the best you can do.

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Old 01-26-2016, 11:36 PM   #18
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I agree when l keep my autolevel jacks short the trl is much more stable ,to the point where movement is almost a nonissue
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:48 AM   #19
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Ditto with any jacks. The shorter the better. Another consideration is the substrate of the pad at the park you are camped at. One place we go quite a bit uses pretty large rock to park on. Very course gravel. Once you initially setup all is fine but in less than 24 hours the jack pads settle into the heavy gravel and everything goes haywire. I got a small garden hoe and scrape the gravel away from where the tires and pads will sit. It's a pain but the level and stability hold up much better.
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Old 01-29-2016, 07:39 AM   #20
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Another vote for the SteadyFast system. Stops about 90% of the movement. Well worth the investment.

If/when I get another 5th. wheel I will remove them from the present 5th. and re-install on the next. They are that good.
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:29 PM   #21
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Last issue of Trailer Life had a good article the Steadyfast. When I went to the guys shop he showed me how he makes everything. He outsources some of the stuff and once built he sends everything out to a powder coat place. But it's a slick little operation. If anyone does go with the Steadyfast just make sure you re-tighten the locks after you raise you jacks back up! LOL, I forgot to once and after driving about 100 miles I remembered I forgot to do so. I pulled over thinking my lock stuff would be gone but it was still hanging on by a few threads! I'll never forget again.
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We started with our aftermarket stabilizers and loved them. We thought that when we added a Big Foot leveling system on in 2010, that we wouldn't need them anymore. We left them on but didn't tighten our knobs. While the BF did help some, its job is to level so it did not keep us from having movement. We just tightened our knobs and were back in business. The stabilizers are great for keeping things nice and stationary but what a bonus when we never feel the washer when it is on spin cycle. That makes us happy campers fer sure. Hugs, Di

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Old 02-07-2016, 11:18 PM   #23
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I too have a 6 point level system and also use these at the extreme rear corners and a tri-pod up front. The stabilizers made the best improvement
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The more weight off the wheels the better. The shorter the jacks are out the better. In addition to jack points the more support under frame the better.

Do all of that well & you will have a house on foundations.
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