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Old 05-20-2016, 11:33 AM   #1
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How Much Movement should I feel?

We recently purchased our Grey Wolf 23DBH and I've noticed a lot of movement after we've setup camp when we're inside the camper. For instance when we're all in bed, if my son (16yr/120lbs) moves or rolls over in the back top rack I can feel the camper shake from the front queen bed. is this normal or should I be cranking down the stabilizer jacks a bit more?

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Old 05-20-2016, 11:39 AM   #2
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Get some scissor jacks. I had 26dbh, had same issue, put scissor jacks around in strategic locations, pretty much solved the problem. The jacks that come with it won't stabilize it. Do NOT crank them down too much, they are not made to lift the trailer weight.
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:42 AM   #3
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Our last travel trailer used to do that. They make a universal stabilizer you can get from camping world that will help.
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By the way...on my post.......do not put the scissor jacks under the slideout (do you have a slideout? Not sure........). Stabilize THEN open slides.
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:07 PM   #5
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Jt strongarms!
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:45 PM   #6
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Completely normal. After all it is vehicle on springs. I use x-chocks and blocks under the lowest entry step. No issues. Others have pla ced scissor jacks in front of the wheels and the strong arms. What you don't want to do is place jacks under any slides you may have.
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Old 05-20-2016, 01:05 PM   #7
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Hold Wheels Firmly

The scissor wheel chocks on both sets of wheels helped me a lot when I experienced this.
I guess it provided a sturdier platform.
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Old 05-20-2016, 01:28 PM   #8
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On the scissors wheel jacks how much pressure can you put on them, will it hurt the wheel spring system?
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Old 05-20-2016, 01:42 PM   #9
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Unable to quantify in newton meters or anything.
The assembly is pretty tough to carry around a few tons. So I wouldn't be overly concerned with stressing it.
Make it snug and feel the difference.
If you were to pull the RV the wheels should drag and not turn while the chock is on it.


And you asked about scissor jacks.
I answered for the scissor chocks... :-/
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Had these on my last rig. They really work!

My current rig has 6 point Lippert leveling system . Works great to level, but does not keep the unit as stable as JR Strongarms. There is a debate as to wether or not the Strongarms are compatible with the Lippert system, so I keep wishing for them.
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