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Old 06-04-2007, 03:08 PM   #29
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This angle braces the pinbox to the feet of the front legs. It creates diagonal bracing. But does it work?

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Old 06-07-2007, 08:39 PM   #30
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Note that the tripod is not designed to take any weight off the landing gear - all it does is stabilize the rig. The older bipods were made to eliminate side-to-side motion and did a great job of that. The tripods eliminate that side-to-side motion and also the front-to-rear motion. Up-and-down motion is handled by the landing gear up front and the stabilizers out back. While stabilizers can be rated to hold several thousand pounds it's usually not a good idea to have them support the entire trailer - the trailer's frame will likely bend if it's only supported at the front and rear ends.[/QUOTE]

That may have been true for the OLDER 5th wheels but per the owners manual of my Trailblazer you are suppose to use the rear stabilizers to supprt the weight and get it off of the tires. That is why they call them Stabilizers and actually use heavy duty jacks

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Old 06-10-2007, 08:48 PM   #31
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For those of you who haven't seen these yet, check out the SteadyFast stabilizers at www.steadyfast.com. It's new on the market. Since I installed this on my 5th wheel my unit has been rock solid & I sold my tripod. I don't need it or any other "devices" to keep the shakes away.

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