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Old 04-04-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Tripod stabilizer?

How many of you use a hitch tripod stabilizer?

New to Fifth wheel RVs, picking up our 35ROK this weekend and wondered about the use of a tripod?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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my dealer when I asked about this said he hadnt sold one in years.

Imo not worth the money.

money would be better spent on stabilizer bars for the jacks .


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Old 04-04-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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How many of you use a hitch tripod stabilizer?

New to Fifth wheel RVs, picking up our 35ROK this weekend and wondered about the use of a tripod?

Thanks in advance.

The pros and cons of this device has been discussed here before. I believe most don't use or have them. You can do a search for more information.

I personally don't have one.
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my dealer when I asked about this said he hadnt sold one in years.

Imo not worth the money.

money would be better spent on stabilizer bars for the jacks .


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X2. From what I read- you get more benefit out of products like JT Strongarms/SteadyFast system/UltraFab Eliminators/homemade-versions of these that attach to the stabilizers/landing gear and stabilize the rig.

I also use a between the wheel chock to help some of the movement.

I still have a fair amount of movement and have ordered a stabilizer jack for under the camper, near the axle. It's just backordered and I'm waiting on it...
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:11 PM   #5
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On the engineering side, the more stability you have furthest from your pivot (wheels) the more stable the structure. That being said, the landing gear are also providing most of the weight load of the front and the burden is put on the stability of legs, thus making the stabilizers more efficient. The tripods will still add to stability. Yes, I have one.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:34 PM   #6
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I have used on since our first 5th wheel in 04. Tried camping without one a few times and DW did not like the small shake she felt up in the bedroom with out it. I intend to use it on the new2014 Crusader also just to keep her happy. To me with was ok with or without.

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X2. From what I read- you get more benefit out of products like JT Strongarms/SteadyFast system/UltraFab Eliminators/homemade-versions of these that attach to the stabilizers/landing gear and stabilize the rig.

I also use a between the wheel chock to help some of the movement.
X2. Highly recommend you look at JT Strongarms.
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my dealer when I asked about this said he hadn't sold one in years. Imo not worth the money. Money would be better spent on stabilizer bars for the jacks .
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Hate to say it, but I agree with Turbs 100%. Just something else to store and add wt to the camper. The stabilizer bars stop the side to side motion and front to back if you install those also and the Bal type wheel locks stop the front to back and stab jacks in front of the axles stop the bounce. Never saw the need for the pin jack.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:03 AM   #9
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I use mine all the time.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:22 AM   #10
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I have one, the BAL stabilizer arms on all four jacks and the X-Chocks for the wheels. When we do weekend trips I don't use the Kingpin Tripod but if we are staying more then a few days I will set it up. There is a noticeable difference with and without. But it is a semi pain to setup and I am lazy
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