We traded our TT for a 5th wheel and would like to ask current 5th wheel RV's if they recommend using the tripod stabalizer under the 5th wheel hitch and does it help with stabalizing the trailer when set up?
I used one for over two years while full-timing in my son's fifth wheel.
It seemed, IMO, to help stabilize the front of the trailer.
It also helped me avoid walking under the pinbox.
Personally, I found it to be well worth the money I paid for it.
I guess it is like a lot of other things, some swear BY it, some swear AT it.
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I 'had' to get one for our new 5th Wheel. The wife is completely paranoid that when we're in bed the whole unit will tip over. Clearly no matter of explaining will quell her paranoia. Happy wife, happy life.
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We use it when we are parked for three months in AZ, otherwise I never bother. It does make the fiver less 'bouncy". With it there is no movement at all, without it I can feel the DW moving around in the bedroom when I am sitting in the back, no big deal though.
Our fiver is a bit unique as the BigFoot jacks in the front are closer together than optimal, due to the configuration they had to be installed inside the frame rails, which are already narrow due to the dual wheels.
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I was not happy with the tripod. I installed the Steadyfast system and use X chocks. As stated above "Happy wife, happy life".
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