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Old 02-02-2016, 03:27 PM   #11
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Hi: Jim Bennett... We have never used a tri-pod. With all that weight on the axles our 300lbs+ on the bed is nothing. No bounce either... I should know!!! Alf
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Old 02-02-2016, 03:39 PM   #12
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Hi: Jim Bennett... We have never used a tri-pod. With all that weight on the axles our 300lbs+ on the bed is nothing. No bounce either... I should know!!! Alf
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Do you hang out your "If the trailer is a rockin' " sign as a precaution too?
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Old 02-02-2016, 03:49 PM   #13
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I like the Anderson, but the time I tried to use them on sand they both sank in and gave zero lift. On concrete or asphalt one of them always squirts out and I end up using the BAL or the Lynx.
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Old 02-02-2016, 04:29 PM   #14
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We are more “travelers” than campers. Two, three days and I am ready to move along and see something new so we stay hitched up to the truck most of the time. The few times that we are unhitched we have used the Anderson levels with block and front landing gear with minimal movement. I have only used the back level stabilizers on a couple of occasions and did not notice a whole lot of difference.

Now in a few years when we retire I can see spending a couple weeks at someplace like Cape Hatteras National Seashore and putting the back stabilizers and my toes in the sand. Scott

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Old 02-02-2016, 04:37 PM   #15
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Alf has a navigator who let him get a tattoo and a bumper sticker both of which say " I go where I'm towed. "
On the other hand, the Boy Scouts were laughing at me one day when we were following a horse trailer with a sticker " You are what you see."
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Old 02-02-2016, 05:55 PM   #16
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Hey Alf, does that 300# include Mary Anne?.....
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Old 02-02-2016, 06:04 PM   #17
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We have a 5.0 Classic and do not use a tripod. However, we carry two wooden blocks, about 9" in each dimension (came from someone's house construction). We put those under the front landing gear so that the landing gear are not extended as much. We find that creates a pretty solid base and don't notice any laterally movement. Also helps on soft substrates. They don't weigh a lot and we carry them in the truck bed.
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Old 02-02-2016, 07:16 PM   #18
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we carry two wooden blocks, about 9" in each dimension We put those under the front landing gear so that the landing gear are not extended as much. We find that creates a pretty solid base and don't notice any laterally movement. Also helps on soft substrates. They don't weigh a lot and we carry them in the truck bed.
I also use x-chocks with wooden blocks under the front landing gear and under rear stabilizers so they are not extended so much. There is little trailer movement, if any. The landing gear is pretty beefy.
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Old 02-02-2016, 07:18 PM   #19
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Use 4x8 blocks under the front legs.
Use rubber mat under the Anderson levelers to stop them from moving or sinking in as bad.
Have 1 x-Bal chock but only use it on hills.
Use 2 rubber chocks.

I found no movement with just the front jacks, at least not enough to bother me. So much so that I stopped using the stabilizers. Problem was one time I did need them, again on a hill, I was so used to not using them I never thought to raise them when I backed off the levelers. Good thing is they are easy to remove and with a torch easy to straighten. So now I'm going to make a habit of using them, even when not needed.

See no need for the kingpin tripod, unless you want it just to keep you from walking into the kingpin. Also no need for the "Strongarm" style stabilizer lateral arms. I've not noticed sway in the loft, the jacks ETI used are sufficient.

I also use the big level mounted on the top of the king pin box, works well once you get used to it. Reacts a little slow, like it's in too heavy oil.
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Old 02-02-2016, 07:22 PM   #20
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Reacts a little slow.....
Sounds about my speed.
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