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Old 03-24-2014, 04:35 PM   #1
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Tripod yes or no?

This is my first fifth wheel. I asked the dealer if we need to use a tripod under the pin and he said it's not necessary. Every fifth wheel we see seems to use one.
Do we need it?
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:44 PM   #2
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Personal preference. We used to use one on our fivers. Before the Redwood we had a Carriage that we used a tripod on. We than put the stabilizer arms on the jacks, and found we were stable without. it. We haven't used one on the Redwood, and if we keep the jacks tight don't have movement. My suggestion would be try it without, and then if you find out your shaking when moving around set up, you can get one than.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:04 PM   #3
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If you are set up for extended stay some where then probably yes, but if traveling regularly then it's just one more thing to store & take up/down.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:42 PM   #4
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I have always used one and I think they work great even with the stabilizer bars
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:57 PM   #5
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You folks are kidding right!? You put a tripod under the Trailair pinbox with a 6 pt leveling system? I couldn't imagine that would do anything.

And what "stabilizer bar"? 6pt leveling is standard right, or are there redwoods out there that don't have it?
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:59 PM   #6
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I have one stored in the garage (at home !)
too heavy for too little benefit imho...

our bedroom has very little movement, but my little boat trailer jack under the rear hitch does a lot for the shimmy in the living room
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:22 PM   #7
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Surprisingly it did make a difference, but got rid of it & the lumber yard of blocks & planks when I got the leveling system on the RW. Not sure how or why you put stabilizers on these,but to each their own.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:37 PM   #8
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Sorry i was referencing my old rig i forgot to mention that not the new one.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:34 PM   #9
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i got the 6 point leveling system, so i guess no tripod.
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Old 03-25-2014, 02:00 AM   #10
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Also remember, if you get the TrailAir Pin Box, that pin is supported by the air bag, so a tri/bi-pod would be rather useless on a balloon.
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