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Old 07-24-2015, 12:14 PM   #1
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5th wheel tri pod

Do most of you use the tri pod support for the front of your 5th wheel? The dealer recommended one, but we decided to wait and see what others are doing.
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:17 PM   #2
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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!

http://lci1.com/jt-strong-arm

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)

http://www.amazon.com/X-Chock-Wheel-.../dp/B002XLHUQG

(you need 2 - one for each side of your rig)
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I run both, my garage built JT strong arms and the tripod, nice and stable while the kids run aroundClick image for larger version

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I used to haul around that boat anchor of a tripod until I installed JT's. Waaayyyyy better stabilization and don't have to horse around with the tripod anymore. JT's are more expensive, but easy to install and not having to lug around the tripod ... priceless.
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Do most of you use the tri pod support for the front of your 5th wheel? The dealer recommended one, but we decided to wait and see what others are doing.
I would guess most of us DON'T use a kingpin tripod. I use JT's Strong Arm stabilizers.
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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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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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No, don't use either. I don't want to carry the king pin tripod and we do not think the movement in the RV is that noticeable. Of course it is just the two of us old folks who don't run around much😄


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Tripod definitely helps. I store in truck bed behind tailgate. Get a good one.
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Other discussions I've read, as well as our experience, have ultralight owners noticing the most stability improvement.
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