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Old 07-26-2015, 02:23 PM   #11
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I would say if just 2 people then not needed, but with 4 kids moving around then it really helps among other things

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Old 07-26-2015, 03:04 PM   #12
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I use the tripod, & it does help. I agree with the other comments that is heavy, & don't use it for just an overnight stop. Wasn't aware of the JT's when I purchased the tripod, or probably would have went that route.

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Old 07-26-2015, 03:46 PM   #13
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JT better way to go!!

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Old 07-26-2015, 03:50 PM   #14
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Don't get a tripod, you will hate it. They are heavy, take a too long to set up and really don't help the back end. Instead of JT's, I have SteadyFast: 5th Wheel and RV Trailer Stabilizer. I am steady in 45 seconds. My neighbor and I installed mine in about an hour. WORKS GREAT! I love sitting around with a beer watching guys set up their tripods.
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Old 07-26-2015, 04:51 PM   #15
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I hav 6 point leveling JT Strongarm with x-chock. No tripod used or needed
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:55 PM   #16
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We agree with not using the tripod. We mounted the Winfield Crossbraces, together with X-Chocks & are very happy with our fifth's stability.
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:03 PM   #17
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5r stabilizer

Originally Posted by TURBS View Post
Bal stabilizers on the back, cargo lock bars/ strong arms on the front.
No king pin support boat anchor for me.

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Old 07-27-2015, 07:42 AM   #18
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Wasted of money n my case

Bought a tripod when I had a 30' Sundance, no improvement. My Brookstone has a Trailair hitch which makes the tripod useless so it is now surplus. Wanted to sell it on Craigslist but they are down to $50 locally so I'm stuck unless I decide to give it away.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:47 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Long Leaf Piners View Post
We agree with not using the tripod. We mounted the Winfield Crossbraces, together with X-Chocks & are very happy with our fifth's stability.
X2. I do the same set up and very happy. Makes a huge difference in movement.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:12 AM   #20
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This is the best way to do it.

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It's "OK"

A better solution is to have the dealer install a set of Lippert JT Strongarms. They are more costly but the stability they offer is amazing!

JT's Strong Arm Jack Stabilizers

JT's and a set of X-Chocks and the only way you can get a more stable coach would be to install a hydraulic leveling system (for several thousand dollars)

(you need 2 - one for each side of your rig)
This is the best way to do it, I have a steel tripod if anyone would like it??

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