If I was traveling and had to choose between a tripod and stacker jacks, I would opt for the jacks. They will take up no more room than a tripod and provide better overall stabilization. We have two, right behind the front jacks and two in the rear, either behind the rear jack or on the bumper area…preference. We found that a hydraulic 6 jack system, like yours, there was no added benefit from a tripod and gave it away. The hitch area was not where our movement was being generated and it was just in the way.