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post #1 of 31 Old 03-07-2009, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Best RV mod ever!

My girl is very sensitive to motion and gets motion sickness easily. The first time we went out in the camper she was not very happy. every time I moved the whole thing would rock and she was miserable. I tried the king pin tripod and that did little to help. I started looking for ways to make it more solid. I found a few places that made good kits, JT strong arms, plugitrite and BAL. All were expensive and I am a DIYer kind of guy. So I first tested my theory with some shelve bars I had sitting at work. Worked AWESOME! So off to tractor supply I went to get some angle iron and some C clamps. (lowes or home depot would work too) A total cost of about $42 bucks and now my 5er is very solid! O and you must use angle iron and not flat stock. The bars were about $13 each and the clamps were $4 each. Takes about 1 to 2 minutes to install and less to remove.

I might add a bar on the back scissor jacks at some point. Maybe maybe not, its pretty solid like this. I use the el cheap o plastic chocks






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looks sturdy now !!!
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cool mod there. even scissor jacks wouldnt work on your camper?

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I have scissors on the back and power jacks on the front. I thought about adding a few jacks on the frame in the middle but those jacks are expensive!



there are bars kits for the back also that make an x on the scissors but Mine are dropped about 8 inches because of the hitch on the back. this keeps them pretty wide and very stable.

Just a basic 01 F350 CCLB SRW -Good from a far but far from good
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Glad you found something that works. Clean it up, patent it and make a fortune!

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My son (8 or 9 at the time) woke up one night and yelled across the camper "DAD THE CAMPER IS MOVING!!!". My wife and I quit what we were doing. We can't wait until the kids get their own camper and we can shake ours again.

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LOL!!!

I've seen those on other 5th wheels around. Might look into getting something like that myself!!


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My son (8 or 9 at the time) woke up one night and yelled across the camper "DAD THE CAMPER IS MOVING!!!". My wife and I quit what we were doing. We can't wait until the kids get their own camper and we can shake ours again.
That is some funny s**t!!!

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Go to the wrecking yards and pick up jacks form them , about $10.00 a piece and weikd them up anywhere you want, Good luck


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