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Old 02-02-2019, 03:37 PM   #11
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wingnut, I agree with you - ours stayed in place, as well. But pistons are designed to move laterally inside their cylinders, so when someone pointed out the value of the chocks, I switched to the chocks. I'd never used them before to keep the 5th wheel in place, and didn't feel (and don't feel) they were needed for that reason. We now chock front and back of at least one tire, on each side of the rig
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:22 AM   #12
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wingnut, I agree with you - ours stayed in place, as well. But pistons are designed to move laterally inside their cylinders
That's a new one to me. Being a retired city fleet manager & now a service manager at a tractor dealership I've dealt with many cylinders over 35+ years.
If the pistons move laterally they are worn out.

I'm not saying there's anything wrong with wheel chocks. As wingnut and you have said my M.S. doesn't move around, unless I'm towing it.
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:00 PM   #13
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My 5er is light by comparison and I use wheel chocks. They stop the camper from rocking forward/backward. I use the legs and stabilizers to keep the camper from bouncing up/down and side to side.

Typically after a day or two I have to extend the rear stabilizers due to settling. But once done she is rock solid, even with grandkids running in/out through out the day.
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:31 AM   #14
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Thanks again guys. Iím thinking about getting a pair of stabilizer jacks to put under the frame at the rear of the unit. Thereís a lot of real estate behind those rear stabilizers and sitting on the sofa while wifey is padding around in the front of the fiver is when I really feel the wiggle. I found a pair on amazon so if I donít feel an improvement after a week I can return em.
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:12 PM   #15
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More support the better...just don't lift it.
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:19 AM   #16
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I bought a pair of stabilizer jacks from Walmart online. 40 bucks. Set em up at the rear most point on the frame. No more wiggle when sitting on the couch even when the washer is on the spin cycle. (I have no idea why my pics posted sideways, sorry)
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:40 AM   #17
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Not a bad idea...
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Old 02-27-2019, 02:45 PM   #18
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I bought a pair of stabilizer jacks from Walmart online. 40 bucks. Set em up at the rear most point on the frame. No more wiggle when sitting on the couch even when the washer is on the spin cycle. (I have no idea why my pics posted sideways, sorry)
Just wondering what model M.S. do you have? Just asking as mine doesn't move around. It maybe yours is longer & has more overhang then my 36' which measures 38' 3" over all.
Is your washer in the bedroom slide?
As I bought mine used we haven't used the washer yet. Maybe mine will have some movement to if washer is on.
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:24 PM   #19
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It’s a 39DBRS3, bath and a half unit, 42’ cap to ladder.
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Old 02-28-2019, 03:39 PM   #20
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Quite a bit larger and newer then mine. Distance between rear axle & tail end will be longer then mine also. That to me would be the main reason why you feel movement & I don't.
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