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Old 04-06-2014, 09:41 PM   #11
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I already trusted them once. I do not need to be bitten twice. If they argue I just will not accept it. I am neutral but the wife has her heart set on going away in it. I may have to bruise her heart because it needs to be perfect just as they promised. What we spent it should be better then perfect with a fridge full of food
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:48 PM   #12
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I know exactly what you mean. Unfortunately no matter how good it checks out at the dealer, nothing will find the flaws like the real world use of the first trip.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:05 PM   #13
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That is why we are just going 1 1/2 hour away to one of the Indian Casinos which has a very nice RV park. I know things happen but when the lot boy closed the slides on the two swivel chairs and crushed them, broke a window, broke the window valances and one of the cherry wood slide valances I do need to be a prickly sort on inspection.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:13 PM   #14
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sounds like a typical dealer experience. We did our first trip at the local state park 17 miles from home. I'll fix most of these issues myself. Not worth the hassle of the dealer and being without our camper when the season is just getting started.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:38 PM   #15
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Nope, don't use one. Just the X-Chocks
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:23 AM   #16
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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.
I have the king pin stabilizer and it foes help with shake. I choose this method because I could get a used one on Craigs list. I would prefer to have the stabilizer s that others spoke of. Will upgrade in the next few years.
I use a carbon filter for my water and a tripod mount dish. Most companies will provide it with a sign up contract.

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Old 04-08-2014, 11:22 AM   #17
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We use the pin stabilizer and yes it does help with the shaking on our 2012 V-Cross 275 fiver. We also have a Tailgater for tv. It is easy to use and setup. It will only work on one tv with the 2011 receiver. If you are going to have Dish tv, only one that works with the Tailgater, and keep it on all of the time you can do better then Camping World at $350 for the Tailgater and $100 for the receiver with cable. I got my Tailgater and receiver from a Dish dealer in Jacksonville, FL, $199, 2 day FedEx, and it came already to go. But you must sigh a two year contract to get it for that price and after the two years you can change to the pay by the month plan and have it turned off for the months that you don't use it. At the time, spring 2012, it was the cheapest way to get HD tv that is mobil. Also no sales tax because they are in FL and I in Texas, saved the 8.25%. Good Luck
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:58 AM   #18
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We used it when we had our Flagstaff Ultra lite 5er - settled that rascal right down. Now that we have the CC 38FL with six stabilizers/levelers, we found we don't need to use it anymore
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I feel we will wait for some sort of 'deal' for the satellite. But good to know the tailgater is easy, I like easy. Our fiver has six stabilizers so maybe I do not need the tripod? Well I will try it and see. If I do not I can forward it to a friend who absolutely has this issue. Guess I should work on my signature so ya all know what I am working with.
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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:

http://www.amazon.com/BAL-25066-Fast...bilizer+tripod

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:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001UGNJ60/...I3H15QQQAIJ582

$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:

http://www.amazon.com/BAL-28012-X-Ch...05J7TSBB1W1MAC

Not only will this stop wheel rocking it doubles as the bestwheel 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)

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-40043-Ta...e+water+filter
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