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MORryde 5th Wheel Cross Brace Landing Gear Stabilizer Review

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Review of the MORryde 5th Wheel Cross Brace Landing Gear Stabilizer

Hi there fifth-wheel owners. Today we're going to be taking a look at, and showing you how to install MORryde's Landing Gear Stabilizers. These stabilizers are going to be a significant upgrade, in keeping your gooseneck or fifth-wheel trailer from rocking back and forth. We work with a lot of different components out there, and one of the most popular ones are landing gears that come down, a four or six point system, so you've got points at each side. And I'll say, right now, we're just sitting on the axles with our landing gear down here in the front, and this has made almost as much of a difference as an entire system, and we don't even have any of those jacks down. We're just using the landing gear in the front right now.

Now, before we put our landing gear stabilizers in place, we want to kind of get a baseline of how much movement our trailer has. And this is pretty common, somebody in your trailer, maybe in the morning your kids get up, they start walking around and it starts to move your trailer, or if it's a really windy day. Your trailer's got a big wide side, so it's going to get a lot of cross winds, that can really push on it. And this can just be kind of jarring inside the trailer. It can wake you up in the middle of the night, or if you're walking through your camper, you can lose your balance.

So we're going to go ahead now and install our stabilizer jacks, and then we're going to see the comparison on how much movement we had with and without. So I went ahead and moved our forklift out of the way. You can pull your truck out of the way. And then I just double checked the tension by twisting the rods until we had tension on each one of them. Let's go ahead and recheck it now.

And I mean, this thing is solid. I couldn't get any movement out of this, no matter how hard I tried. The way it was before with the stabilization jack, I'm pretty sure I could have kept rocking on it until the legs just broke off. I mean, it was just, night and day difference. I can't believe how solid it is right now.

These stabilizers are able to prevent a lot of movement and sway by bracing the legs. These legs are multiple components, and without these in place, you get a lot of rock, because of all the different pivot points located down in the leg. When we're rocking it you can really see these legs move. By putting this X cross brace in here, we're supporting here, where the leg is solid, and providing a solid beam down here to the bottom, preventing that wobble that we had before. Putting one of these on each leg ensures that we can't move back and forth at all here in the front. These are restricted to being used with square tubed landing gear. So as long as your trailer has square tubes, this will likely work in most situations, because you can see here that it is adjustable for various widths as necessary, and there's tons of holes in this thing. I mean we could go way wider if we needed to, or a lot closer together, depending on the size of our trailer. And also the height, because as our trailer gets taller, we need a little bit longer length, but you can see we're only about midway now, we've got so much left in there. And if you want to make sure that this is going to fit on your trailer, you can go ahead and take some measurements to see the lengths that you would need. We've got a minimum length of 54 inches for each bar and a maximum length of 80 inches. And these are not only just great at the campsite, but over those long months during the winter where you're not using your camper. These are also great for storage, just to help ensure that it stays solid in it's position and it can help minimize any wear and tear on components as it gets heavy cross winds and is just sitting out there. So now you've had a good time at your campsite. You're getting ready to pack up and go home. Well, the first thing you need to do is remove your stabilizers. You cannot operate the jacks while these are in place. The bracketry that you installed can remain in place, but not the stabilizer. So to remove it, first we're going to twist it, to take that tension off that we've placed on it. Once you've got tension released, you'll just simply remove the pins located on each side and then the arm will come out of there and we can just pull it out. You can either re-collapse it down to make it smaller so you can fit in your compartment, or you can leave it right here so you know it's at the right length to hook it back up. We'll go ahead and remove the other one. And then we'll get these stored away. We've gone ahead and hooked our forklift backup. You can hook your truck back up as well, if you're doing this at home. We can remove the strip that was covering up our landing gear and you can see here, that we can retract our legs, while our clamps are still in place, it's just those crossbars that we need to remove. And they're slow, but you can see that they are retracting, and you can see here, that the path that's going to take this, it's going to go all the way up, just like it did before. It's not going to have any issues with this retracting because our bracketry is not in a location where it's going to cause an issue. And you can see here, our drop leg still functions as well. We can go ahead and pull the pin, push it back up, it does take up a couple of holes, so it is going to be slightly lower than what it was before, but this is still going to drastically reduce the amount of time to get your landing gear retracted and back into position. And that completes our look at MORryde's 5th Wheel Landing Gear Stabilizers..

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