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Posted: 06/22/22 03:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Best is what someone has a pin box like this with a front pin stabilizer.

One came with our CarriLite, gave it away.

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You didn't want the tripod I tried to give you so after your comment was put it out front and have a FREE sign it was gone the 2nd night.

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time2roll wrote:

There was a time when I thought this was important. Eventually my sea legs got adjusted to the movement and I don't care. I often skip the scissor jacks in the rear too. The tripod is long gone.


Dad would be set up for weeks. Family show up to visit, he would crank down the stabilizers. I asked him about it. "If I'm the only 1 moving, I don't notice movement."

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I noticed no one has mentioned the safety factor. Besides being an additional motion support it also acts as a safety support if in the unlikely event the front jacks give way for any reason. (ie) soft ground, wash out, lock pin failure, vandalism etc...


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blawless wrote:

I noticed no one has mentioned the safety factor. Besides being an additional motion support it also acts as a safety support if in the unlikely event the front jacks give way for any reason. (ie) soft ground, wash out, lock pin failure, vandalism etc...


nope......

MOST fifth wheels RV's would crush those tripods like tooth picks if all the weight was placed on them in the event of a jack failure.... Maybe NOT ALL, but most...


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They do take the wiggle out of the front of the trailer. I now use the JT stabilizers on the landing gear now. They are much easier to use. I did have a 30 ft. Fiver and had the landing gear switch get stuck and I had the 2 leg pin stabilizer and by the time I noticed the switch was stuck the landing gear was 8 inches off the ground. It held the front of that trailer up until I got the feet back on the ground and they were not even bent.


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They help to keep you from whacking into the pin. They are also good at separating you and some cash.


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I used to have one years ago before automatic levelers. It did seem to help some but it’s long gone now.


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ford truck guy wrote:

They are great to support a flag pole under.. Thats it


I could think of cheaper flagpole holders! LOL

RE: the question about supporting the front end in the event of front leg failure, the tri-pod would be toasted! I agree w/ others on this point.

You want stability and don't have 6pt level up, go w/ JT Strongarms


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larry barnhart wrote:

You didn't want the tripod I tried to give you so after your comment was put it out front and have a FREE sign it was gone the 2nd night.

chevman retired from Rving again

Back when they were more popular I set mine out front of the trailer with $60 sign on it. Sold in an hour. And still lost half my money.

With basic front jacks and rear stabilizers they help a little. Emphasize little. Sold mine when I installed JT Strongarms.

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