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Old 05-18-2011, 05:56 AM   #1
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We camped in our new 5er for the first time this past weekend. It was VERY windy Saturday night. Two things that I noticed were that the camper shook a lot and the slide-out covers seemed to flap in the wind. Is there any way to cut down on, or eliminate these two problems?

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Old 05-18-2011, 06:10 AM   #2
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coastn has come up with cheap solution for the toppers:

http://www.crossroadsrv.com/forum/fo...s.asp?TID=3195,

and these may help with the wind:

http://www.crossroadsrv.com/forum/fo...s.asp?TID=2787-- I

don't know if they are strong enough to hold up to the wind but they

are supposed to prevent rocking caused by movement in the trailer...

somebody who has them may know better how they hold up to the wind.



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Old 05-18-2011, 06:14 AM   #3
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Which type 5er is it? Mine has stabalizers in the rear that I can run down for additional stability. Have also wondered about the tri-pod stabalizer that I have seen around that go under the goose-neck ....
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Speaking of which, anyone with a 4er use the curtain that wraps around the front, kinda makes for additional storage, keeps things out of clear view?
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Whoops,,,,,, 5er
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:23 AM   #6
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A set of these and Bal Chocks between the tires pretty much took most of the movment out of our trailer.



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Old 05-18-2011, 06:26 AM   #7
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The rear stab jacks can help but in heavy wind the trailer will rock. We have been in some storms that make you worry but so far so good. As far as the a kingpin stabilizer goes... to me they are just 30lbs of dead weight. I had one but it just did not seem to make that much difference and I got tired of dragging it around so I sold it. I know some people swear by them but to me and maybe on my 5er it just didn't make any real difference. I do have a couple of things I do that seem to help with the wind and noise. I always use awning tie downs and awning deflappers. The tie downscut down on the rocking the trailer does and the deflappers certainly cut down on the flapping noise the awning makes. I also put the awning as low as possible so less wind gets up underneath it. And of course if it is really windy I put the awning in. The slide awnings have never given us any trouble but I certainly would try the beach ball solution if they did.

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One thing that I find that helps alot is using blocks of wood on all jacks. I find the farther the jacks are extended--the less effective they are. I use some pressure treated 6x6s I cut 8 inches long-- with a string through them to easily carry them. They do take up a little extra space but I think they help alot.
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I carry two 3 ton jack stands and never extend the rear jacks more than half way down. As happycampers said the less they are extended the less movement you get back there. I put the jack stands down and bring them up so the rear jacks only come down half way to sit on them. I also replaced the cheap 2500 lb rated rear jacks that came on our unit with 6k jacks so I can really crank them down tight.
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With the new rear electric jacks, BAL chocks between the wheels, and an aluminum tri-pod under the front king pin our 5er has been very stable. Been in some pretty high winds with no real great amount of movement. I think the rear electric jacks make a tremendous improvement in stability.
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