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Old 12-24-2015, 05:05 PM   #1
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Best way to stabilize the 5th wheel

Ok...I will be stationary for over 5 months. I want to stabilize the trailer so you can not feel the washer spin cycle or the wife walking.

I have a Mor-Ryde pin box.

Here at the Park I see the tri-pod under the pin box gizmo's. Then I see the scissor type gizmo's that fit between the tires as well the cross member bars that go between the front landing gear.

I hope I will not need all 3. I have 6 point leveling system but still feel too much movment.

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Old 12-24-2015, 05:20 PM   #2
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I have a tripod that came with trailer and it helps some. I made a set of between the wheels chocks and it helped some. Then I made a set of the steady arm stabilizers and that really helped a lot. I don't think anything can eliminate all movement, but without a doubt the steady arms are best in my opinion.
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Old 12-24-2015, 05:41 PM   #3
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I Found the tripod to be helpful in the front/bedroom even with a MorRyde pinbox. It didn't really do anything for the rear.
I sold it when I installed the Steady Fast system. I was so happy with it that I removed it from the Cameo when I traded it on my Lifestyle. It is a big help and super easy to use.
I still get a little movement in the rear that I contribute to the amount of overhang in the rear beyond the rear jacks in which the rear side/side brace is installed.
I'm sure others will chime in with what works for them but I'm very happy with the results and ease of use with the Steady Fast.
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:35 PM   #4
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"the scissor type gizmo's that fit between the tires" don't have anything to do with stopping movement due to a washer or a person walking. They keep the tires from turning. A set of traditional wheel chocks does the same thing.

I don't think that anything other than a solid stone or concrete building will completely keep you from noticing vibration from a washing machine.
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Old 12-24-2015, 10:53 PM   #5
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When using your auto leveling, keep the jack extensions as short as possible.

I put a jack under the trailer hitch at the back of the 41' 5er we had, that helped the rear a lot, I didn't "jack it up", just put a bit of tension to stop the movement.

I actually have the jack, the xchocks for the tires and the tripod in my garage now that the 5er was bought back... and the pullrite super glide, and the, and the....
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Old 12-24-2015, 11:17 PM   #6
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almost imposible to keep it from any vibration at all.
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Old 12-25-2015, 05:26 AM   #7
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I use 12 X 12 wooded pads stacked to keep the landing gear as short as possible.

I will take another walk around the RV Park. I think I have seen extra bottle hacks added near the back.

As you guys know adding even more stuff is going on the wrong direction. Over the next 5 stationary months I will add a few more items to my campsite. Like table cloth for picinic table, the clips to hold it on, Lites, cat line between trees so my cat can be harnessed to it, more outside carpet, in-water filter, etc.etc.

I will need to start packing all the 'stuff' up 1 month before departure.
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Old 12-25-2015, 11:37 AM   #8
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Take a look at JT's Strongarms. I built a set similar to them and made them a little longer for a better angle (in my mind). I have tried a king pin stabilizer and didn't notice any difference. The stabilizers made my trailer way, way more stable.
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Old 12-25-2015, 11:59 AM   #9
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Take off the wheels and out on blocks ! That oughta do it. Lol
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Old 12-28-2015, 03:08 PM   #10
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Go to steadfast stabilizers. They are the only thing I have found that works in 40 years of rving. You will still notice some movement but they eliminate approximately 90 % of it
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I had JT Strong arms on a 35ft Jayco and thought they were the greatest. Then I traded to a Cardinal 39ft and it had the 6 Point hydraulic system so I thought I wouldn't need anything. Wrong!, So I installed a set of Steady Fast stabilizers and that did the trick. Liked them better than JT just because less parts to tighten and loosen when setting up camp. Just what worked for me when I had a fiver. Randy
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Old 12-30-2015, 08:58 PM   #12
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Another vote for the Steady Fast.
Ours has the 6 Point Level Up and we had way too much movement, installed the Steady Fast stabilizers, large improvement, very little movement even when running the washer / dryer
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I also installed the Steady Fast stabilizers. Very pleased with the results.
In an RV we all know you can't stop ALL movement, but the Steady Fast does stop about 90% of it.
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:20 PM   #14
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I have a 6 point leveler, a king pin tripod and double stabilizer jack at the rear of my 40 foot. That's 9 points on the ground. I get very little shaking except when the washer/dryer goes into spin. If you can't keep your jacks short the stabilizers will stop most of the movement for you.
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