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Posted: 05/24/22 08:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tripod, is another word for boat Anchor.

I would get a kick seeing people use a tripod with an air bag pin box. Things that make you go HMMMMM.


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I tried a tripod and finally gave it away. A major waste of your $$$$. J.T.'s Strongarms do better than anything else. Also put blocks under the jacks to keep the jack extension as short as possible.

But the most sure-fire way to stop the wobble is to place solid blocks about every 4 feet under the frame and get the trailer totally off the tires.

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TXiceman wrote:

But the most sure-fire way to stop the wobble is to place solid blocks about every 4 feet under the frame and get the trailer totally off the tires.

Ken


Yeah, but I don't want to spend 1/2 a day setting up....

I have these in the rear:

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So it sounds like my best bet is this JT Strongarm Set:
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It's gonna have to wait a while....I just went for $700 on a new cooling unit for the fridge, and there's already talk of adding the second a/c in the bedroom....I appreciate the info, at least I have something specific to add to the list.

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Smart move upgrading the AC before stability.... I would MUCH rather be cool then a bit un stable.....


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Ford Truck Guy wrote:

Smart move upgrading the AC before stability.... I would MUCH rather be cool then a bit un stable.....


Over 25 years ago our first "used" fifth wheel came with a tripod. It did not take me long to realize it had little or no effect upon stability. Over those more than 25 years, four different fifth-wheels, and nearly 200,000 miles of towing, we have found that "stability" is not a problem for us. We often do not even put down the rear stabilizers when only overnight or if the site makes that difficult. Maybe for us it is like being on a cruise ship: movement that we can live with.

This is only to share our experience and our preference. I am not trying to change the preference of those for whom "stability" is an issue and I am not saying that my preference is superior to theirs. But it is my experience and my preference.





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burbman wrote:

I have these in the rear:

I've used the same on the last three 5th wheel trailers. Along with my bipod pin stabilizer and adjustable chocks both sides eliminates any side to side/up and down movement on my trailers.
Like everything else their cost has risen. I gave 89.95 for the 1st set in '90

All three trailers came with 4 screw type jacks. Gave the first two sets away and the 3rd set has been in the trailer barn for 20 years now.


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