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Phil Saran

Tri pod for 5th wheel?

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Depends on your trailer, mainly the frame, and if what type of stability system you are using.  Some people like a firmer feel to the unit.  We have the 6 point level system and don't use it.  We had a 4 point level system on our 2005 Teton and didn't use it there either.

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We have the six point level system and also the MorRyde rubber pin box.  Just having the floating pin box would negate any benefit of a tripod.  Most that have a multipoint leveling system see no benefit from tripods.

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When we purchased our first fiver (used) it was also our fist RV.  We went right out and bought a tripod.  We kept it through that fiver and another and used it whenever we were stationary for a week or more.  I really didn't need it on either fiver for stability.  We got used to using it as a secure place to lock our bicycles to plus at Christmas time we would string lights down it to make it look like a Christmas tree.  About the only other benefit for us was the fact someone couldn't just back up under the thing and steal it quickly.

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I saw them more as a personal preference item than a need. I never used one on either of my 5'ers, a very heavy 39 ft tri axle Teton and a light weight dual axle 35 ft toy hauler, both with standard suspension & levelers and never felt the need for any more stabilization.

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You will get much more benefit out of something like a Steadyfast system than a tripod on a 5er.  I have used both and the Steadyfast system works much better in my opinion.  It is also always in p,ace and doesn’t take up valuable storage space while in transit.

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We have a 6 pt. auto level system and still carry one with us and use it depending on the "pull" on the front leveling/landing gear. If the site has the front legs on a long pull using the trip pod for sure helps. (We still put down the old factory rear stabilizers too 😎)

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I see it as a safety device.With hydraulic front levelers a failure of a cylinder or hose while you may be underneath the front would surely ruin your day, same would apply to electric jacks, a failure could drop the front.

Good luck

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