Originally Posted by PiaggioMP3
Hello Folks, as I browse and look at photos as well as drive through campgrounds I see some fifth wheelers use a tripod on the pin of their rigs, some do not. Stability I presume is the reason. Is this tripod a necessity? Does it add much more stability to the trailer? For minerals in the water which is the preferred method of demineralizing? Softener or DI? Is the tailgater satellite good? Sorry I am so confused and do not want to do anything twice. I would rather save up and buy one thing if the cost is more then a lesser product twice or more times.
First, welcome to the forums and congrats on your new 5er!
We use a tripod - and, as you can see, everyone is different.. This is what we use:
Price has gone up though... when we got it a year ago it was $68.00
Listening to experienced forum members introduced me to a system I did not know existed:
$78 for the pair is a decent price (some of the other bars are $200 for a pair
Especially since you need 2 sets - fore and aft.
Some folks also install another set fore, along the side of the unit to prevent wheel rocking. Most of us on the forum prefer this to eliminate wheel rocking:
Not only will this stop wheel rocking it doubles as the best
wheel chock system out there!
Oh, and to answer your demineralization question...a lot of us drink botteled water but cook with shore water. If minerals are a problem where you camp, you could get a external filter (although check - your unit may have a internal filter - wheather it demineralizes though may be a question)