Carrying Case/easy Installation/adjustable To Any Serface (1)
Stabilizes slide outs (1)
by Keith Recore
by Keith Recore
– August 06, 2007
405 out of 563 people found this review helpful.
August 06, 2007
After I bought this item and used it for the first i was
amazed how well it worked. I Have 2 kids in a 33' bunk house
and it was... 100% better. Matter of fact it works so well I
don't even use my pads anymore when I set up the 5th wheel
at a new campsite. The one thing you have to know is you Do
need a bumper or a stable area for this item to push UP
AGAINST to make it work. Fiberglass with no support will not
We have a 33 ft fifth wheel. We've always had a problem with the
trailer rocking, so I bought 2 of these - one for the front and... one for the
rear. I bought them knowing that if they didn't work as advertised I'd be
bringing them back, and honestly I was expecting I would have to
bring them back. I got to use them for the first time this weekend and I
must say they greatly reduced the amount of rocking in the trailer. I
can't say that it got rid of it 100%, but it did reduce it by at least 70%. I
have a feeling that if you aren't as hefty as some of us are it very
possibly could get rid of 100% of your trailer movement. I think it was
well worth the $40. It made sleeping with 3 other people in the trailer
much easier since I couldn't feel every step someone was taking. I've
already been recommending these, and now several of my family
members will be buying some. A feature that really made it earn it's
keep was how adjustable in height they are. The front of my trailer
was less than 10 inches from the ground while the rear of the trailer
was more than 2 feet above the ground and I was able to adjust their
height to accommodate.
On a side note: Watch out if they're pre-assembled. One of the two I
bought had the feet on backwards, but that was an easy correction.
Just received two of these and they do remove a lot of the wobble and
movement. However, all the wording and picture advertisem...ent
shows the product with a ratchet strap. Truth is, the ratchet strap is
not included and this is another expense that you will have. I talked to
a Camping World customer service rep and they were helpful and
even called the Valterra Company and were told the product did not
come with the ratchet strap. The customer service rep said he would
pass it on to his manager and then gave me the number to call
Valterra, which I did right then. As usual, I am still waiting for a return
call from Valterra
Purchased two of these and initially the ratchet straps were missing
and I was told by Camping World customer service, who had t...alked to
Valterra customer service that the straps were NOT included. I called
Valterra myself and was told that the straps were supposed to be
included and that they would get the straps in the mail to me. They
did and now I have two very useful stabilizers that work great.
Camping World and their suppliers are customer service orientated
and I am glad to do business with them.
We have a 25 ft Jayco Motorhome that I used one of these stabilizers
on the rear frame across the trailerr hitch. It may alot of... difference in
eliminating the back & forth sway. Looking at purchasing one more to
place under front of motorhome. That should elimintate all movement.
My wife loves it! I can move around and not bother her. I have a 26' TT
and was getting front to back movement. I first added 4 ...of those
cheap aluminum stands which help a lot but it was still rocking. I tried
to buy a wheel lock but my tires are too close together for my unit. I
highly recommend these!
Just completed my second camping trip in the new Wind Jammer 3001W. First one was so shaky I thought my wife was going to loose he...r mind. I saw these on the web site and bought two. After a little mix-up with Camping world and my order there excellent customer service came thru and in time for me to try these out. I follwed the instructions on the box and placed one under the rear bumber and one just forward of the right side tires. WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT MADE!!! WOW!
Wife was happy and so was I. I do plan on buying one more for the front tounge area to make it even better.
*** Great product
*** Easy assembly
*** Easy storage does not take up much room.
We used this stabilizer for the first time this past weekend and the unit installs easily and works great. This removed all the s...way from our 5th. wheel. Great product at a great price and does what is advertised.
We ordered these earlier this week for our 26 foot class A. They arrived today and we took them out to the driveway to try them o...ut. They work great! So much easier than cranking the stabilizers (in the Texas heat) on our old pop-up. The motor home is so much more solid when I step in and I am a big guy (250+) The blinds have stopped rattling just because I moved. My wife loves the effect. Definitely worth the money.
Used my stabilizer when camping in our 29 foot bumper pull camper with large slide out on slanted site with four adults averaging ...over 200 lbs in weight. Camper was making us sea sick with its back and
forth motion. Installed stabilizer front to back along bottom frame and motion was stopped. I only bought one of these, but, will be returning for second as recommended to control side to side motions. Great economical way to stablilize camper.
Purchased two and used on our last camping trip. They are easy to set up and take down and the carry bags are convenient. Two did ...not stabilize the trailer completely so I plan to purchase two more and see if that takes all the wobble out. Nice design.
I had my doubts about this product when I acquired it. However, the item does do it's job on my Jayco TT. I installed it under the... rear frame(not the sewer hose container) and under the front part of the frame located behind the front steps. The area where they recommended the stabilizer be placed had a propane plug in for a gas grill that interferred with the stabilizer. The units worked great as an addition to using the trailer jacks. The
trailer was rock solid. The only complaint that I have is the taughting strap, which needs a longer handle to apply the tensioning. My old hands just doesn't have a lot of strength any more. I would have rated it a 4 star if it had been easier to tighten.
My husband and I purchased 2 of these. Although the manufacturer recommends putting 1 on the rear bumper and 1 right in front of ...the tires, we used them side to side and it was amazing the difference it
has made. We have a 29 foot travel trailer and before if one of us rolled over in the bed, the trailer would shake. We've used them on 2 camping trips now and the 1st trip, my daughter had gotten up several times during the night and we slept right thru it. WONDERFUL
PROUDUCT CAMPING WORLD!
Have tired many stabilizers and the Universal RV Stabilizer is the best, lightest,
and easiest to place of all my adventures wit...h more costly and heavy and next
to useless equipment! I love the light weight, fine carry bag, and ease of
setup. Tested it under harsh conditions and it stayed in place and did it's job for
over five days. We flat love this thing! Two did the job on our 36 foot toy hauler.
The stabilizer really made a difference when placed under the frame behind the step. It helped a lot with one under the front but ...will be getting 2 more so we can have one on each side. Well worth the price and easy to use. Go easily back in the storage bags
I have a 30' Dutchman with a 3' slide, After i was set up with the electric stablizers that
came on the Trailer i still had side... to side movement, I put one of these on each side
and no more movement. Very good product.
I was skeptical that for the price that it would be easy enough to use and work. I was surprised how easy it is to deploy and stor...e. I don't think the RV is as stable as if we used jacks front and back, but this only took a couple of minutes to setup and really reduced the movement. I made a few converts at the last RV park
We used these stabilizers for the first time Thanksgiving weekend, and were very pleased with the result. The only reason I'm not ...giving them five stars is that for our 29 foot Coachman, we do need to get another set to fully take the roll and sway out of the trailer. The difference with just two stabilizers was very apparent though, and were I not a very light sleeper, two would have sufficed. They were easy to set up. The straps aren't of the highest quality, but would be easily replaced at not a lot of cost.
I BOUGHT TWO OF THESE STABILIZERS FOR MY 5TH WHEEL CAMPER.I
PLACED THEM JUST TO THE REAR OF CENTER ON THE FRAME ON EACH
SIDE, IT... STOPS THE ROCKING MOTION I HAD EXPERIENCED BEFORE.
I WOULD SAY IT IS A VERY REASONABLY PRICED SOLUTION TO THE
I own a 30ft Travel Trailer, always hated the constant shaking when anyone walked around the camper. Looked at some rather expensi...ve options then stumbled across these on
Amazon. As some reviews I have read suggested I bought 2. Once they arrived, I set one up under the rear bumper, and
one under the entry door. I noticed a great improvement right away. But still wasn't quite there yet. So I bought
2 more . Once I received these, I had my wife go into the camper and walk
around while I stayed outside to watch the camper and where the movement was coming from. First thing I noticed was the tongue jack wobbling, felt rather stupid as that should have been obvious. I installed one directly behind my propane
tanks under the frame and the improvement was massive. The
4th unit is installed on the opposite side of the camper along the frame. So I have 2 setup to control left to right
shakes, and 2 set up to control front to rear shakes. Camper is solid. I am about to make a few mods to them and mount
them permanently in there positions. For the $$$$$, they can't be beat.
Before installing these, our coach really bounced around when running the
washer/drier, or during storms with wind. After the ea...sy installation, we (and our 40' coach) are sitting completely stable! The only problem we had, was with one of the rachet straps that had been threaded backward! After figuring out the problem, easily fixed! Will reccomend these to all our Rv buddies!
This simple unit works great. We have an older Bounder and it helped with the movement on the back of the coach while walking. I r...eally wish I would have bought 3 instead of 2. We have had no problems with the stabilizer.
Have a 28 foot Four winds motor home. Bought two after reading the other reviews.
Have only used one so far. Used it on the back... bumper and wow what a difference!
Haven't found where to place the second, it's hard to reach the frame at entry door.
Maybe we only need the one. Be careful not to wind the strap too far in when putting it away, it will be very hard to get
started. Found we need to make sure the feet are on solid ground, so don't pull too far
back if there is an overhang.
Would recommend these for any type of rv.
On our old travel trailer we used the mounted jacks and expanding chocks between the
wheels to great success.
I originally bought two. Mounted one near the steps and one
opposite of them. They worked!!! I still had a little movement
in my... 30' trailer, so I bought two more. That turned out to
be overkill. I put one at the back end and took out more of
the movement. Putting one on the front did nothing to
improve things. The tongue jack already takes out most
movement in the front.
I have a Jayco X17Z and was never happy with the way the camper moved every time we
walked. I bought these this winter and tried... them this weekend and it was amazing how
well they worked. I can see how they would not be good for long units but they are great for
the shorter ones. I highly recommend them!!
This works well. We bought 3. One for each side and
one for the rear. We tend to stay in places for months at a time so setting ...up is not bad.
Not sure I'd want to bother with them if we were moving around nightly or weekly. There
is still movement but greatly reduced. Have yet to find any product that really reduces the
Purchased two of these units and have placed one on each side near the wheels on
my 23' bumper hitch. It has reduced the sway wh...en walking inside some, but noticed
several people suggested 4 units, which is should stop most of the sway.
I purchased two of these to use on a 23' trailer, the second time out to use, a pin on
each disappeared/broke. I must say they d...id stop some of the bounce when I used
them. Camper World offered to replace, but the pins appeared the same, so refunded
My wife and I purchased a set of Universal Stabilizers for our previous 25 ft trailer and they worked great. We gave them away to ...our friends when we sold our trailer. We bought a 40 foot fifth wheel and plan to use them when we get it back from the factory (we had a few structural problems), and plan to use them next week for the first time.
Try these before you spend a lot of money on stabilizers!
by Robert Dimmick
– March 04, 2014
2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
March 04, 2014
Our 38-ft 5th wheel wobbled pretty badly even with the
stabilizers down. I decided to try 2 of the
Universal RV Stabilizers, and... I am amazed at how well they
work! I put one stabilizer under the rear bumper and one
under the frame along one side, and almost 100% of the
wobble is gone!
FYI, the storage bags are very lightweight and get caught on
the stabilizer's feet and tear easily. Also, one of the
ratchets quit releasing the second time I used it. To
overcome that I just lower the front of the trailer, which
takes the weight off the stabilizer so I can remove it.
Even with these minor issues the stabilizers are well worth
the money since they work so well.
I have a 30ft Keystone Cougar. I only bought one not the recommended two. Simply
because i was skeptical it would not work. Anyw...ay, I set up my camper then I put the
Valterra Universal Stablilizer under my back bumper. I choose the rear number because it
seems thats where i needed to stabilize it the most. I proceeded in my camper tried to make
the camper shake. I was amazed! It works like it says. Plus with a fully loaded camper with
several people in it. I dont wake up anymore when someone walks around in the camper at
night. What a great $50 investment. The cons are i wish they gave you a better ratchet
strap. Also the aluminum seems to be very cheap.
I purchased these to try and help with the swaying problem as you walk through the camper. So far they have helped tremendously. T...his is a good product and would recommend
them. They are easy to install and use.
been looking for sometime for anything that will help stop the rocking and these light-
weight brackets definitely do the trick. ...My camper door is at the rear so putting the stabilizer
under the rear bumper, no-more rocking and rolling. Definitely agree with some of the
other reviews, get two, one for the rear and the other toward the front of the camper (I
run the 2nd stabilizer lengthwise to stop the front to back movement.)
With the adjustable legs and pivoting feet, level ground is not a requirement. On gravel,
definitely put a block or pad under the stabilizer to minimize ground shift.
I put two on my 42 foot 5th wheel and it made a big difference. Used them under the rear entrance and living room slide. Just got ...two more for the rear bumper and front step. This product is well worth it.
Pros: Solid, Easy set up, Stops camper shifting when walking inside
I bought two of these;
one on the back frame since I could not use my bumper because i added a hitch and
the other one right be...hind the steps platform.
Note: Don't use it on the steps platform itself as that didn't work as well. You can find
the frame pretty easy.
They don't get rid of all the movement but I bet 90% is gone!
They take minutes to install and minutes to remove so YES they are worth it.
We've used 2 and it was pretty good. The last trip
we didn't use them for one night and it was a huge
difference. So, we bough...t a third one...one for
under the steps, one for the opposite side of the
trailer and one on the back bumper. Nearly all the
bounce was gone with 3! We definitely recommend
it for people who may get motion sickness, like my
wife! :-). 26ft TT
I bought two of these and put them under the steps and the back bumper, as suggested in the instructions. This removed almost all ...of the wobble, but there was still a little bit up front when getting into and out of the bed. So, I bought one more and put it across the front. Solid as a rock!
I ordered 2 of these stabilizers for our 2004 Class C Dutchmen Express RV. I attached one to the frame near the front and 1 to th...e rear bumper and absolutely no more wobbles. Great product that came in a timely manner.
Pros: Solid, Easy set up, Stops camper shifting when walking inside, Carrying Case/easy Installation/adjustable To Any Serface
No, the general rule of thumb is that a stabilizer cannot be used as a leveler, but a leveler can operate as a stabilizer. A stabilizer does not have the capacity to level. For instance, this particular stabilizer has a weight capacity of 250 lbs.
by Camping World – September 11, 2015
Yes if the frame is 14"H to 28"H and do not exceed the capacity of 250 lbs.
by Camping World – May 27, 2015
Use for RV?
by Anonymous – May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015
We see they work good for 5th wheels... how about a RV? They would need to be easy to install as we can't crawl underneath??? Would like to have something to keep this from moving when people are walking around and I am trying to sleep..:)
This works great for us. We have a 21'er and I just stick it under the rear bumper and it works! The ratchet is simple to tighten and release. Makes for a good nights sleep, and no rocking from the wind or walking around. Wish I bought it 4 years ago when I first saw it.
by gbro – February 20, 2016
Works with leveling jacks on travel trailers, 5th wheels, motorhomes or pop-ups, or use it independently.
by Camping World – September 25, 2015
The manufacturer has not determined a specific weight rating for this stabilizer, as it is not meant to be a primary support. This is intended only to help remove rocking or sway in a parked RV.
by Camping World – January 09, 2013
One will help, two is recommended for better stability.
by Camping World – December 04, 2012
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