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Old 07-01-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
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jacks and movement

I recently purchased a 2012 Salem 312QBUD and when the stablilizer jacks are down I still get movement in the trailer. Any suggestions?

I never had any movement before with my old 24' trailer.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:15 PM   #2
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get tandem wheel chocks.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:04 PM   #3
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I recently picked up a set of these X-Chock jacks. I haven't actually used them yet (other than in the driveway) but I can already tell they make a huge difference. I'm not getting any fore/aft movement, only side-to-side right now (no stabilizer jacks down).
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:12 PM   #4
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Larger trailer, more movement. Try some 2X4's under the stabilizers. Also use locks between the wheels. That helps some according to most.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:14 AM   #5
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:25 AM   #6
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I have added stabilizer jacks under the slide out and it has helped so much with the movement. I also went from a smaller trailer to a much larger one and find there is more rocking than the smaller one. But I find this helped me alot.
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:07 PM   #7
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I recently purchased a 2012 Salem 312QBUD and when the stablilizer jacks are down I still get movement in the trailer. Any suggestions?

I never had any movement before with my old 24' trailer.
Steadyfast stabilizers
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:37 PM   #8
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I had the same problem, used x-chocks between the wheels and still had a bounce so I added some removable jacks right in front of the tires to the frame. Made a huge difference and I dont feel when the kiddos are rolling in the bunks in the back which makes for a good sleep.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:03 PM   #9
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"Steadyfast stabilizers"

Definitely.
I just finished making my own set, and made them a lot better than the SteadyFast system. What a difference!
I had been using a fifth wheel pin tripod, but the leg braces are far better. Rock solid now!
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:26 AM   #10
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We recently got a 30QBSS. All 4 jacks were mounted to the inside of the i-beam underneath. One was mounted so close to the edge it came down at an angle and provided no support.

Took it back to dealer and had them all re-mounted in the center of the i-beam. Dealer said they were going to take pics and send to factory.

Having said that I'm not sure how much it actually helped. Only thing I can compare it to is the two times we used it with only 3 jacks (since the one didn't provide any support). It feels a little better now but still getting movement. Our first TT so not sure what a normal amount is. I have one x chock. Going to pick up another for the other side.
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