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Old 05-29-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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Fifth wheel stabilizer tripod

How well do they work? Are they worth buying and packing around?
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:56 PM   #2
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If I were you look at jt strong arms nothing to store one time installation
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Old 05-29-2014, 04:07 PM   #3
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Old 05-29-2014, 04:08 PM   #4
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Are you talking about a king pin stabilizer?
Or are you talking about jack stabilizers?

If king pin stabilizer is what your talking about then imo not worth the time, money or effort.

If your talking about the jack stabilizers then yes well well worth the investment!



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Old 05-29-2014, 04:42 PM   #6
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How well do they work? Are they worth buying and packing around?
Obviously opinions vary. We bought the heavy duty* one (tripod) and wouldn't leave home without it! It certainly stopped the wiggle in the 5er bedroom. An added advantage is that you can LOCK it on the pin, thus decreasing the possibility of theft if you're like us and park your 5er at home.

Some are aluminum. We got the steel model. Our dealer quit stocking the aluminum model due to returns...they were bending.
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X4 on the JT Strongarms.
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We bought our BAL tripod before we knew about the JT Strongarms (or the less expensive BAL ones). Had I to do it over, I would use the BAL 'Strongarms' just to save storage space.

The only notional advantage the tripods have is you can lock them to the Kingpin thus making the person attempting to steal your rig bring boltcutters

Having said that,...anyone want to buy a slightly used Tripod so I can invest in the stabelizers?
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We are set up seasonal and use the tripod
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We are set up seasonal and use the tripod

Would not want to have to haul it around though if we were weekenders
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