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Old 09-07-2018, 10:11 PM   #1
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Tripod Stabilizer

On our first week out with our Cardinal 3350 we noticed many of the 5th wheels in the RV park used kingpin tripod stabilizers. Is this something we should look into acquiring?
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Old 09-07-2018, 10:21 PM   #2
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On our first week out with our Cardinal 3350 we noticed many of the 5th wheels in the RV park used kingpin tripod stabilizers. Is this something we should look into acquiring?
If you did a search on this topic, you'd find several threads and you'd find many 5th wheelers who wouldn't do without them and many who don't want/need them (many of these say they take up too much space in storage and are too cumbersome to use). I don't need one.


EDIT: See this: Fifth Wheel King Pin Stand
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Old 09-07-2018, 10:22 PM   #3
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:59 PM   #4
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They keep the trailer from falling forward . 🤡🤡🤡 Just more stuff to haul around .
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:11 AM   #5
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They’re there for stabilizing the rig and minimizing the shakiness to it. However, there are better options:
http://learntorv.com/shake-shake-sha...stabilization/
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:19 AM   #6
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No need for it from a "structural" perspective. It think many of the older 5th wheel's had problems with movement when up in the bedroom area. We see zero movement in our 3850RL. Like others have said, just more stuff to haul around.
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Our 3350 with the auto level system is very stable compared to our older Sandpiper with front jacks and rear stabilizers.. No comparison, tripod not needed.
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My 2018 Cardinal 3825 FL FL has a six point leveling system and I find that mine doesn't help because the rv doesn't shake. In prior Wildcat without leveling system it did help with shaking.
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