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Old 01-31-2013, 09:52 AM   #21
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Greetings from a soon-to-be Redwood 36RE owner in FL. This is a "somewhat" related question from someone who has never owned a 5th wheel--just motorhomes.

With the 6 point leveling system, is the triangular support at the hitch (king pin?) still a good idea?

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:08 AM   #22
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Hi! We are in Florida too, for the winter. We do not use anything, so I'm interested in what others say. Good question!
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:21 AM   #23
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Redwood says that there is no need for a Kingpin support. Actually, they recommend against it. The hydraulic jacks are rated for 46,000 pounds so there is no need for a Kingpin support.Edited by: Adamsvr
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:01 AM   #24
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Agree. My RL is perfectly stable and that stand is a big unit to haul around and set up. But, we're occasional users,full-timers might prefer more support.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:44 AM   #25
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I have one and use it if I know I will be in one spot for a time. However,it is extra work as with the leveling system needing to be cycled monthly (or there abouts). I am going to discontinue use for awhile to see if I notice the difference.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:48 AM   #26
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Thanks for the replies. Unit is due at dealer's lot in two or three weeks and we will begin without the extra support.

Initially, it will be parked on our lot at Bryn Mawr Campground in St. Augustine as a quasi park model, since we are keeping our motorhome for road trips.

Thanks again,
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:30 PM   #27
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I have a RE34SK and do not use my triangular support. The unit is very stable and I do not need to carry the extra weight or effort in setting up. Final decision is yours.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:44 PM   #28
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We asked our dealer about this after we finished the winterizing in late Oct. They leave all the trailers at their site on just the front jacks all winter with the wheels on the ground. I go to the trailer on the first of each month (going this Sat) to run the genny, furnace, and fireplace up to 60 deg. Our trailer is NOT level so that all the rain/snow runs off quickly. We just had 4 inches of snow last week followed by 2 inches of rain in the last 2 days... back to the deep freeze and snow again today for the next 4 days. All this on a level roof could cause issues. I will post what I find when I come back Saturday. Also need to ensure antifreeze level in toilet bowl is still good to keep the seals lubricated.

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:18 PM   #29
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It took me about 15 minutes to winterize our 36FL, had to move it from the shady side of the storage space to the sunny side, and no anti-freeze in the toilet. Oops, did I mention we live in FL?? Oh and if any of you are wandering down this way (St. Augustine) let us know we have a spot you can stop at, plug into 50 amp service, get a bite to eat and a cold drink.
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I'll be down that way in April maybe I have the finish working all the jobs I have in AZ and SoCal it seems that everyone wants all the windows replaced in there planes right away
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:14 PM   #31
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ColDJM... I kind of like winter... gives me something to look forward to. Not a big fan of hurricanes either... you can keep those.
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It took me about 15 minutes to winterize our 36FL, had to move it from the shady side of the storage space to the sunny side, and no anti-freeze in the toilet. Oops, did I mention we live in FL?? Oh and if any of you are wandering down this way (St. Augustine) let us know we have a spot you can stop at, plug into 50 amp service, get a bite to eat and a cold drink.

We are envious, as starting next year it will take us about 20 hours to winterise our 36FL - driving down I-5 to a warmer climate. We plan totravel throughall southern states from coast to coast over the next few years.

Might see you in Florida during an upcoming Winter to share a hopped beverage or glass of fine wine.
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