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Old 01-19-2014, 10:22 AM   #11
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:35 AM   #12
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Welcome and congrats from west central Missouri. There is lot of great knowledge and awesome Forest River Forum (FRF) friends here so don't hesitate to ask questions and share your experiences.
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:53 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone. Does anyone have advice on parking? I'll have to back it into my driveway. It's pretty level side to side but slopes downward to the street. Not extream but significant. Will it hurt to store it nose down? On the TT I could level it but the tongue jack and stabilizers would be extended to near max even with blocks.
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:32 PM   #14
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We bought the tripod for our unit. It helps (to us) stabilize the forward area and since it has a locking device on it, it gives me more of a sense of security against theft.

We bought the steel tripod. Our dealer parts dept. said they had one aluminum one come back bent to heck and begone, so they stopped selling anything but the steel ones.

Storing it nose down like that, I'd certainly have *good* wheel chocks for it. Harbor Freight sells the rubber type with teeth molded in to the bottom side, which helps to grip on any surface, gravel or pavement. Personally I'd use X chocks between the tires as well.

Not knowing the actual degree of slope, I dunno if it'd affect the fridge operation, etc. (I have no proof that angles affect the fridge, but I've heard that can happen, maybe someone here can correct me if I'm wrong)
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:51 PM   #15
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We bought the tripod for our unit. It helps (to us) stabilize the forward area and since it has a locking device on it, it gives me more of a sense of security against theft.

We bought the steel tripod. Our dealer parts dept. said they had one aluminum one come back bent to heck and begone, so they stopped selling anything but the steel ones.

Storing it nose down like that, I'd certainly have *good* wheel chocks for it. Harbor Freight sells the rubber type with teeth molded in to the bottom side, which helps to grip on any surface, gravel or pavement. Personally I'd use X chocks between the tires as well.

Not knowing the actual degree of slope, I dunno if it'd affect the fridge operation, etc. (I have no proof that angles affect the fridge, but I've heard that can happen, maybe someone here can correct me if I'm wrong)
I have a good set (2 actually) of rubber chocks so I'm good there. When it's time to fire up the fridge and load up, I would level the TT front/back. But storing, I dipped the nose down because it was more stable. I'm pretty sure I'll go with a tripod or other type of stabilizers maybe a combo of several (x chocks).

I was wondering if purchasing a tripod right away was critical?
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I have a good set (2 actually) of rubber chocks so I'm good there. When it's time to fire up the fridge and load up, I would level the TT front/back. But storing, I dipped the nose down because it was more stable. I'm pretty sure I'll go with a tripod or other type of stabilizers maybe a combo of several (x chocks).

I was wondering if purchasing a tripod right away was critical?

That depends on how much rocking the trailer does when you are moving around in it and how much you want to put up with.

As long as the wheels are blocked or chocked it is not important.
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