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Old 07-04-2011, 01:14 AM   #11
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Bikendan said it: Get some wheel wheel chocks. Night and day difference when they are used.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:44 AM   #12
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try the tandem wheel chocks first. most who do, get good results.
then, if there is still too much movement, then you can look at installing strut stabilizers, such as these:

http://http://www.ultra-fab.com/new_detail.cfm?mfgnum=48-979007
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:37 AM   #13
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Welcome to the forum!!
This is a highly discussed topic here in the forum.
If you type movement, shaking, or stabilize in the search box, you'll get plenty of tips and tricks from other members that have this issue. Myself included.
I'm not sure whether your TT is considered an ultra-light or not but if it is, you will find it nearly impossible to get it rock steady.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:12 AM   #14
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My rear stabilizer jacks are mounted to a piece of light weight angle iron
that spans the width of the trailer. I know it flexes when the jacks are
down. Check yours. If you have similar set up you might consider
adding another angle iron on top of the one that's there.

I also use a wheel chock on one side. I never got the 2nd one for
the other side because we're mostly satisfied with stability now.
(No kids running around inside.)

Google RV wheel chock and there are several different kinds and a pretty
big span of prices.

I have one of these Ultra-fab Products - Deluxe Chock & Lock - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World
Once you adjust it you don't kneed any tools to apply or remove it.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:15 AM   #15
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We always have movement in our camper and we have power front and rear jacks and you can ply put them down so far so we always have movement because if you try to level the camper with them they will max out and you will have to use the hand crank
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:15 AM   #16
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Stabilizing jacks are just that- stabilizing.
You have to level your trailer first by putting blocks or planks
under the low side tires until it's level side to side.
Then adjust the tongue jack to get front to back.
Then put down the stabilizing jacks to cut down on that bouncy feeling
when someone is moving around inside the trailer.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:59 AM   #17
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Interesting in that last year we never experienced bounce in our V-Lite. However the trip we are on now we brought DW's sister and hubby and well her sister is weight challenged and it provides for a bouncy time when she is moving around the trailer. Something we never noticed due to our lighter weight. We have 10" high stabilizer blocks I made to put the stabilizers down on as well as dual X-Chocks. It seems to me the bounce is coming from the flexing of the frame over the wheels due to the rubber suspension as our old Edgewater never did this and it had leaf spring suspension and was just a foot shorter and weighed about the same. Guess I'll do like Crocus and make my own steadfast stabilizer system and get a set of screw type jack stands to put under the frame between the wheels on both sides and see how that works. Also need to see how the stabilizers are mounted to see if I can stiffen that up without affecting the actual frame.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:24 PM   #18
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Get a Set of THESE

And then what I do is put some if THESE on the frame Close to the TIRES. It's the actual tires that cause bounce.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:19 PM   #19
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Bikendan,

Do you recommend the X-Chocks or the model that are similar to normal tire chocks that extend on the ground to under each tire?

Thanks to all who have posted replies. This was awesone information!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:35 PM   #20
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The biggest problem is that no TT frame is made to support the trailer on any kind of jack. If you try, you will get frame flex with can cause alignment issues with doors, windows, etc. As mentioned earlier, they are stabilizers, not leveling jacks. From what I've tried, I like the X-Chocks the best.
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