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Old 01-08-2019, 12:03 PM   #1
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Stability and stabilizers, pads, etc.

Like everyone else Iím usually parked on hard packed gravel. Concrete pads are rare. Sometimes Iím pretty stable. Other times it feels like I havenít put down a stabilizer at all. Iíve tried various amounts of wood stacks, rubber pads and no pads. No matter what itís still hit or miss.
Iím pretty high in the nose here so I put down a two stack and a three stack of 2x12ís before disconnecting then I used my rubber pads on the rear stabilizers. It feels like a bounce house inside. My feeble little mind assumes the shorter the legs extend the better but is that wrong? Do these 5į legs have to extend further for more stability? Would a king pin tripod help enough to justify the cost?
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2019 DRV 39DBRS3, right at 20k, six leg autolevel, no wheel chocks
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Old 01-08-2019, 01:12 PM   #2
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Shorter the better in my opinion. I have 9 layers of 2" X 8", crisscrossed, under the front stabilizers and none on the rear ones. I'm on gravel right now. No movement at all.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:56 PM   #3
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Movement is perceived by some more than others. I always use a super solid 16x16x1 plastic square + 14x14x4 on top of that and a 12x2x6 on top of that, for the front jacks, unless pad is lower to rear. 14x14x4 under all stabilizers all the time. The Suites moves some, and with the washer its noticeable, but we are ok with it. Have used a tripod in the past, but it was more trouble to use with little/no improvement + very heavy/hard to tote around. I also vote for shorter is better.
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Old Yesterday, 03:23 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies guys. I was hoping to get more input on this subject. Perhaps I posted it in the wrong section?
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Old Yesterday, 04:54 PM   #5
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I put JT stabilizers on my new unit, these with the 4 point leveling system, I use 4 blocks under each jack. Super solid and no movement on my 40 foot , front living unit
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