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Old 12-06-2014, 05:00 PM   #15
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By the by, if anyone is in the Denver area, I have a bi-pod (tripod with two legs) that I will not be using any longer since the strongarms are in place and I would be happy to pass it on - gratis.

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Old 12-09-2014, 07:45 PM   #16
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I never used one in our 38rdqs designer, but have 2 friends that have front living rooms in their FW and you can tell the difference.
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:58 AM   #17
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One came with our Avion Platinum, tried it and then gave it away! Did nothing but take up room.

I noticed someone using a tripod with a TrailAire air bag kingpin. Didn't have the heart to tell him it was doing very little.
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Old 12-11-2014, 04:18 PM   #18
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One came with our Avion Platinum, tried it and then gave it away! Did nothing but take up room.

I noticed someone using a tripod with a TrailAire air bag kingpin. Didn't have the heart to tell him it was doing very little.
Just as long as he was happy with it...
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:23 AM   #19
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I too used one a long time ago and found it useless. I used the Plug-it-rite stabilizer (similar to the JT) and it worked better but now use the hydraulic leveling system and have no movement.
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Old 12-19-2014, 10:08 PM   #20
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I think it really depends on several things.
How much do you RV? Some folks who only go out occasionally or are weekend warriors don't seem to mind some interior movement
Those how go out from 3 months to fulltiming seem to feel differently about movement. We have been fulltiming for 18 years in our 38' Carriage. It also depends on length, the longer overhang you have at the rear, the more "wiggle" you have. For years we used a Bi Pod. Dutch even added rear electric arm jacks. While they helped some they really didn't take care of the movement for me.
We have been using our permanently installed stabilizers for 9 years now and "Mamma" is happy so everybody is happy. This is what works for us. Hugs, Di
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Tripod Stabilizer

We've use the tripod stabilizer and find it very effective stabilizing the forward portion of the RV. Our is the aluminum model from Campers World which is a bit lighter and worth the slightly added cost. Easy to deploy and take down. For us this has been a very worthwhile addition. As far as we are concerned this item was a value added purchase. We are considering adding a stabilizer bar system and have seen these deployed successfully. We do need to address the back half of the RV and will likely add a rear stabilizer system in the near future.
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:34 AM   #22
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By the by, if anyone is in the Denver area, I have a bi-pod (tripod with two legs) that I will not be using any longer since the strongarms are in place and I would be happy to pass it on - gratis.

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What...no takers? It's free!

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Makes a lot more comfortable rig if you are going to be in one place over a few days. I don't bother with it if I am on the move every day. Shop around a little and you might pick up a good used one. Some guys are going to the new auto leveling system which more stable and don't use the "tripod" as much.
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I have not used mine since I built my own landing gear stabilizers. That did more to stop movement than anything else I have tried.
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Absolutely Yes - Stops the bounce in the Front. We use ours when we are going to be setup for a few days. Storage is not an issue as our Alfa has a lot of basement room
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FWIW I just purchased 2 sets of the BAL Lock-arm bar kits for $143 delivered off ebay. That's a great price and will surely help our 26' 5er on our 6 week trip this summer.
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There is no motion with the auto leveling system when it is configured to take some of the load off the tires but not completely. The only vibration is when the washer goes into the spin mode but that does not last long. No movement with walking around etc.
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I too found out the tripod made little difference. I guess I expect some movement and it doesn't bother me. I gave mine away about year ago. They are heavy and nasty to stow. I use the angle BAL stabilizers at the rear which helps immensely. The front jacks are pretty solid in all directions. If you are using a scissor jack on the rear, it can move 360. The angle stabilizers are much more efficient for reducing side to side movement at the rear.
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