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Old 06-07-2010, 05:58 PM   #1
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Question Tri Pod front support

How many use a front support on their 5er? Are they necessary or not?
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:46 AM   #2
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Hi, Yes we have a trypod, does it work just not sure. Our pin box is a fifth airbourne sidewinder. I put the trypod under the pin box mount at the trailer.
We use the trypod sometimes, mainly when we are some where for four days or longer.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:34 AM   #3
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If you get a chance, take a look at the JT's Stabilizer system and am quite sure you will go with these versus the tripod. I have the JT's and they really work well.
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If you get a chance, take a look at the JT's Stabilizer system and am quite sure you will go with these versus the tripod. I have the JT's and they really work well.
Iv looked at JT's and they look pretty overwelming. Fo they detach when not in use, or do they fold up somehow? Installation looks to be pretty extensive. Iv seen lots of great reviews on them.
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If I can do the install then you should be able too. It took me about 5 hrs on my Eagle and that included mounting a piece of angle iron across my rear to mount the stabilizer. My unit needed the extra piece but other units do not. The guys at JT's were very willing to give this info if you phone them. The units have a tube within a tube with a locking handle and once you loosen them the JT's fold up when you bring your jacks up. I used mine in Yuma for two months while I was there and about every two weeks I would re-check them to give maximum efficiency.

I have a pic that shows my install and I will try to post one on the mod link.

I bought my JT's over two years ago and they were 299 bucks delivered with free shipping to my brothers place in Yuma. The Cdn dollar was very attractive at that time and my brother then brought them back to Canada when he came home and I mounted them in May 2008.

I understand the cost of the JT's have gone up but they are very worth it.
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I have used a tri-pod with limited success...wife was not at all happy. I bought a pair of roto-choks. Has done a great job of stoppin the rockin. No more tri-pod for us.
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I have used a tri-pod with limited success...wife was not at all happy. I bought a pair of roto-choks. Has done a great job of stoppin the rockin. No more tri-pod for us.
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We've used a tripod in the past with limited success. We just bought a 2010 Designer 35 rlts and would like to install the JT system on it as we have a LOT of movement in the coach when were set up and it seems like the JT system is the way to go. I spoke with Jayco this week and they told me I would void my warranty by drilling the holes in the frame for the JT system. Has anyone dealt with this on their rig in the past? Has anyone had any issues with the frame or walls / gelcaot after putting the JT system on their rig? Is there a similar product to the JT system that does not require drilling holes in the frame?
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We've used a tripod in the past with limited success. We just bought a 2010 Designer 35 rlts and would like to install the JT system on it as we have a LOT of movement in the coach when were set up and it seems like the JT system is the way to go. I spoke with Jayco this week and they told me I would void my warranty by drilling the holes in the frame for the JT system. Has anyone dealt with this on their rig in the past? Has anyone had any issues with the frame or walls / gelcaot after putting the JT system on their rig? Is there a similar product to the JT system that does not require drilling holes in the frame?
I still had one year of warranty left after I mounted my JT's. I had it back to my dealer on at least 2 occasions and once when I showed it to management and never heard a peep about voiding warranty. I would like to hear who you talked to at Jayco because I think they are blowing smoke. The number of holes that were drilled were minimal and some of their holes were used, not all but some.
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I did'nt get his name as I was fairly frustratd. I asked him what Jayco has for a soution that was acceptable to their warranty paramaters, but he just didnt understand what I was asking him, so I ended the call.
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