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Old 07-18-2010, 10:26 AM   #1
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King Pin Stabilizing

I have seen a tripod device used to stabilize the king pin on 5th wheel trailers. Do any Escape owners use these, and if so, what has your experience been? Do we need one?

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Old 07-18-2010, 10:50 AM   #2
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Re: King Pin Stabilizing

Hi: Garand... Dave; Never felt the need for one for this size of trailer!!! Looking at the weight ratio pin 480#s vs. axle 2160#s even when we're in bed I've never felt the earth move Once I put our removeable step in the bike rack receiver( rear bumper) and stepped on it...YIKES!!! The trailer lifted off heading skyward!!!
I'm on a diet now... No sugar, no salt... BLECH :P !!! Alf
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:40 PM   #3
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Re: King Pin Stabilizing

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I'm on a diet now... No sugar, no salt... BLECH :P !!! Alf
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Alf;
You could try vowing to never step on that bumper again.

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Old 08-11-2010, 07:59 AM   #4
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Hi: Garand... I could swear on a stack of owners manuals and it still wouldn't help. My Dr. gave me some tests and I failed miserably. One was pounds and ounces. Seems I've had to many ounces that add up to pounds. Alf
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