Originally Posted by Neal
Yesterday I went with the in-laws to pick up their new Columbus by Forest River. The rv tech doing their PDI seemed to know his stuff. They got the electric 6 point leveling system. The tech recommended using a king pin stabilizer even with the 6 point system. He said it was not to help with noticeable movement, but to support the front cap. He said he has seen many brands of fifth wheels where over time the movement and stress on the front cap causes a degree of separation of the front cap from the rest of the coach. Thinking of getting one for ours if nothing else to put under the pin while in storage as the front cap is just kinda sitting out there with no support. Any thoughts?
Unless he has seen that kind of damage on a unit in the last 4 years, I think he is drawing on ancient experience. Some of the early 2000 frames had issues - and it didn't have anything to do with people walking up there when parked. How did this seasoned fella recommend adding a tripod to he triglide with an air bag?
What I would be FAR more concerned with is loosing hydraulic pressure and having 4,200 lbs come down on that tripod! It might be sticking up through your bed.Edited by: atom ant