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Posted: 02/24/19 07:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use one for the last three 5th wheel trailers we've owned. It's a aluminum bi pod.
You have to realize it can only stabilize side to side motion at the front of the trailer.
For side to side at the rear of the trailer I use a BAL telescoping stabilizer.

Then a set of adjustable chocks between the tires which eliminates fore and aft movement.
No up and down or side to side motion per my camping requirements. I'm rock solid.


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Posted: 02/24/19 07:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also purchased one and used it for one season. Sat behind my shed for the next 4 years until I threw it away last week. Steady-fast, x-chocks, entrance bottom step supported and 6 point leveling slightly raising the load off the tires is the best combo I have found.


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I wish someone would throw one away in my direction. I want to use it to mount my satellite dish off the front of the trailer.


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Posted: 02/24/19 09:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used one that I converted to a bipod for a few years and it did help, but got rid of it in favor of something very similar to the JT Strongarms. Just get them to begin with.


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I nicknamed mine the octopus.

Sold it at a camp ground for a pittance.

good riddance.

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I have a BAL bipod that I have used for many years that works just fine for us. With wheel chocks and rear stabilizers our trailer sits pretty firm even in high winds.

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Posted: 02/25/19 07:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JT Strongarms and forget it! Had a Tri-pod, was okay, but then got the JT's and WHAT a difference. Sold the Tri-pod, then the trailer later. Now have the 6 point, some wiggle but okay in my book!


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One came with our 02 Avion Platinum. Tried it, gave it away.

I get a kick out of the people that have one under an air bag kingpin.


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rhagfo wrote:

ford truck guy wrote:

The only pro I can think is that it was easy to get rid of when I realized that it was worthless... #saveyourmoney [emoticon]


Other than tossing in the trash how did you get rid of it??
Since I now have JT Strongarms have no need for it.


If you have a tripod with tubular legs, you could have made your own stabilizers out of it. [emoticon]

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Posted: 02/25/19 12:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had one also. Bulky and just a general PIA . I now have JT'S and they are great .


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JT Strong Arms , Bridgestone R250'S, KYB Monotube Gas shocks
Finally a smooth ride !!!


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