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Old 11-28-2015, 04:34 PM   #1
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Tri pod

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is a tripod under the fifth wheel pin worth it
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:54 PM   #2
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NO....Strong arms, Bal-locs work a lot better
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:37 PM   #3
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is a tripod under the fifth wheel pin worth it
We find it is...makes a big difference and takes just a cpl minutes to set up....don't leave home without anymore.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:38 PM   #4
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BAL x-chocks between wheels helps alot to.
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:24 PM   #5
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I vote for tripod & Steadyfast system.
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:29 PM   #6
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Not suppose to be a game room...
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:35 PM   #7
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It greatly depends on your unit. Some need it for stabilizing and others do not. A rule of thumb I've been told is if the head of the bed is in the front cap then yes, if the bed is going across then no. Also the newer units are sturdier and won't require a tri pod. In the end if you think it will help, use one.
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:48 PM   #8
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After adding JT Stabilizers a few years back, I came to the conclusion dragging around the king pin tripod was wasted effort. Tripod is bulky, heavy, and takes up space more suited for other things ... and it does not do near the job as JT's or Steady Fast type of stabilizer systems.
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Not suppose to be a game room...
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We use one all the time.......and our bed is cross-ways....always set it up...over 10 years and never had a problem.
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