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JRscooby

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Posted: 07/09/20 06:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Dad full timed for years. Often when family came to visit his site he would put down the rear stabilizers. When I asked he said as long as he was the only 1 in camper it only moved when he did. Unless something rattled, he did not notice. But somebody else step in would wake him from sound sleep.
Once he had door open was messing in the front. He said that 'coon might of been inside all night if the stab where down.

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I think that several factors may lead to an answer. How sensitive are you to some RV movement? Are you using conventional “stabilizers” or have hydraulic leveling....which “should” offer a little more stability. How heavy is the RV, and how “stiff” is the frame of your RV? We have a heavy RV ,20K pounds when loaded) with a rigid frame.....you could Square Dance inside, with little shake or movement! A lighter, less rigid framed RV, would likely exhibit much more movement!
It’s strictly a personal preference thing! For us, in 30 years of 5th wheel use.....we’ve never seen it as an issue! memtb


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I installed JT stabilizer system on my 35ft rig. ALL the difference in the world for stability. virtually no shake at all when parked.
I had to have a crossbar welded for the rear struts so they didn't interfere with the pullout rack. Used 1/4 inch angle hard steel.


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