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Tie Downs for wind

After reading Howard's journal today, I wondered if they make tie-downs for RVs that you can use in areas that are prone to high winds...like out West. I don't know how hard they would be to apply and use??

How many of you guys use the tri-pod stablizer thing that you put under the hitch on fifth wheels? Do they help?

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Tom, we have never used the tripod but I have installed a set of stabilizer bars I made. Takes the rock out of the trailer and is easy to set up. Plus you don't have to find a place to store the tripod. There are a couple of people making the stabilizers now. JT strongarms and Plugitright. Prices vary from $289 to $500 plus install.

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Hi Tom;

Although I own a motor coach now I owned a couple of 5ers before. I defintly used the king pin tripod. The main thing we gained from it was stability when walking around in the 5er. It really does help to stabilize the unit. We had tried all kinds of wheel chocks and nothing worked as well as the king pin support. I always felt that it took some wear and tear from the front jacks as well.

I never saw any tie downs for an RV, awnings yes, but nothing for the entire rig.

I hope that might help some.

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