After using a cheap tripod that wasn't really made to accomodate a 2" mast the last 4 years, I got a more durable one this year.
I plan on getting it set up this weekend, but from first glance it seems a lot more heavy-duty and stable than the one I had cobbled together.
Still interested in hearing your thoughts on this tripod after you set it up this weekend.
Earlier in the day after your initial post, I went to their website and they appeared to be out-of-stock of the heavy duty tripod. Said though they expected to receive a shipment August 27th...today... hmmmmmm. Took time this afternoon to read reviews and feedback on various RV forums and the comments were all extremely positive. Seems to have ideal features for what I want to do tailgate-wise.
Checked back just a little while ago and boom!... listed as "In Stock w/ Limited Supply". Maybe just a marketing angle, but I took the bait. It should be headed east towards West Virginia on Monday (hopefully).
Really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the tripod though...