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Old 05-01-2012, 10:17 PM   #11
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I seen a pair of bal brand stabilizers for 103.00 today while at my dealer getting warranty work done.
I think that's cheaper than a pod but I'm not sure.
these are it >>>>> budget stabilizers >>>>>

nice video attached as well !

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Old 05-26-2012, 09:06 PM   #12
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if you're not handy or don't have the time or the tools...

I ordered the JT Strongarms along with my new Sabre 32BHOK. Dealer installed em for free.
They are wonderful.

Agree that if you want to stay in Yellowstone, reserve now or plan on spending a couple of nights outside the park on a waiting list....

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Old 05-26-2012, 09:43 PM   #13
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the tripod won't come close to supporting the trailer. they are just snugged and should stop some of the shake. my experience is that they do very little. i used one for years then put the stabilizers (braces) on the landing gear and rear feet. they really work.

i don't know what ur time table is, we went in 2002 and had reservations along the way. we didn't stay in Yellowstone but in Cody. the only campground that we stayed in was in Custer SD that i don't believe we could have gotten in without reservations.

in 2004, we had an itinerary but not a timetable. saw the places we drove by on the first trip...corn palace...and we got our free glass of ice water.
we would call ahead to our next destination and reserve a spot while on the road. we had enough flexibility that we could change destinations if we were unable to book.
while at Yellowstone, i highly recommend US 212 thru bear tooth pass (without a trailer). that goes to the NE entrance to Yellowstone. we found that scenic drive worth the trip.
the last trip, we drove across US 2 to glacier. we go 300 miles on a fill up and made it to a station just in time twice.
enjoy ur trailer and ur trip.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:57 PM   #14
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Thanks to all for info

We took the maiden voyage and it turned out pretty good. Ready to pack up and head west next week. Thanks for all the info on 5th wheels. We have been camping since we were both 14. And since we joined up 26yrs ago, have camped from tents up to TT, and this 5th wheel seems just a head above the 30' TT we traded for it. Plan on enjoying it for years to come. We love to travel and be tourists all over and meet others in the parks and hear all the stories. Am glad to be part of this forum for sure.

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Old 07-01-2012, 01:21 PM   #15
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For those of you who liked Butch's 5th wheel latch kit, he is working on a "mono-pod" tripod for king pin support. No idea where he stands with it; just know he is working on it.


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