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    Do I need a King Pin Stabilizer?

    Guys, ROOKIE 5th wheeler here. Went camping a couple of weeks ago and saw some not all 5th wheels had a King Pin Stabilizer. Is that something I need for short, long trips or all the time?

    Brett
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    If you are talking about the tripod thing that goes on your kin pin while un-hooked, I have never used one and haven't found that our trailer shakes enough to need/want one. Once the level up system has done its job we are pretty steady.

    If you don't feel enough movement to bother you, then no need for one.
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    We use JT Strongarms for the same purpose and it's one less thing to carry in the truck or basement.


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    Thx guys appreciate the feedback. How much do the JT Strongarms go for and are they easy to install
    2015 RAM 3500 Crew Cab Laramie Diesel
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    2 Labradors, Abby and Willow

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    teamam, you have the 6 point leveling I'm betting and the JT system or the like probably is not going to do much for you at all.

    We just the JT systems on the Reflection line as initially they didn't come with leveling systems to try and stop the shaking.

    Just my humble opinion.

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    LostinCanada Thx for the feedback yes I have the 6 point
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    Agreed-I wouldn't use anything if you have 6 point leveling.


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    We use one, it does seem to help when doing laundry. We do have the 6 way stablizing system.
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    We have one and normally use it. Seems to help stabilize the unit slightly even with the 6 point leveling system. Like the above poster said especially when doing laundry.

    On the other hand it is a complete PITA to pack around and setup. Never really fits anywhere nicely when moving from place to place.

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    I have gone both ways, at first we did not have one, and the movement was not that bad. The only reason I did buy one was that we left the unit in storage using the hydraulic six point lift to help keep the tires off ground. I felt that the stabilizer would help, if the hydraulics bled down. I do not think the benefit under normal circumstances justifies the additional expense and storage issue.

    Gordon and Janet Fuchs
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