Fifth wheels have many advantages over other types of RVs but often fall short when it comes to stability. That’s because a fifth wheel tends to become top-heavy when landing legs are fully extended. This can create a fifth wheel wobble when moving around inside the RV. If you’re parked on a sloped campsite, the wobble is even worse.
In the past, most fifth wheel owners carried heavy stability tripods for this problem. Unfortunately those tripods don’t address the real issue: the source of the instability is at the fifth wheel legs, not at the kingpin. Now there’s a smaller, less bulky aftermarket add-on by Winfield RV Products that’s even better. The company recently exhibited their Fifth Wheel Landing Gear Cross Brace Stabilizer at the recent Quartzsite Sports Vacation and RV Show.
Stabilize the Legs and Reduce Fifth Wheel Wobble
Winfield’s distributor Scott Thompson explained how the company’s flagship product works, then showed how easy it is to install it. The Fifth Wheel Landing Gear Cross Brace Stabilizer consists of two heavy gauge powder-coated steel tubes that expand and serve as a box truss between the fifth wheel landing gear legs.
With just a couple of wrenches anyone can permanently install the product in minutes on any fifth wheel trailer, with no drilling or alterations required. When used with a high quality wheel chock like Winfield’s one-of-a-kind Stabilizing Wheel Chocks, you can substantially reduce that annoying bounce you feel when you’re laying in bed and your camping buddy is walking around inside the rig.
Cross Brace Leg Stabilizers are Easy to Install and Use
When your fifth wheel is moving and your landing legs are retracted, the Cross Brace Stabilizers remain folded up and suspended between the legs during travel. Once you make it to your destination all you need to do is
level the fifth wheel