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Old 07-21-2019, 04:39 PM   #1
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Hello all,
We are planning to "snowbird" this winter in Gulf Shores. Occasionally, our 5er rocks a bit when going up and down our (front) bedroom stairs. We are thinking about making two jack blocks for the front jacks thinking this will help with stability. We are looking at blocks that are 10" high, 12" wide and 18" long. Our question is this...
Is it okay to put blocks of this size under the front jacks and 1" pads under the other 4 stabilizer jacks? We have a 6 point LCI auto leveling system. Will this help or is there a better way?
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Old 07-21-2019, 04:55 PM   #2
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Sure, it's "ok" to put blocks under any or all of the jacks.


But don't see that will help bouncing much. Maybe some.

Rocks which way? Side to side? Or back to front?
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Old 07-21-2019, 05:19 PM   #3
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Hello all,
We are planning to "snowbird" this winter in Gulf Shores. Occasionally, our 5er rocks a bit when going up and down our (front) bedroom stairs. We are thinking about making two jack blocks for the front jacks thinking this will help with stability. We are looking at blocks that are 10" high, 12" wide and 18" long. Our question is this...
Is it okay to put blocks of this size under the front jacks and 1" pads under the other 4 stabilizer jacks? We have a 6 point LCI auto leveling system. Will this help or is there a better way?
X-chocks between the trailer tires will stop any rocking that you are feeling.
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Putting blocks under the jacks won't help at all unless your jacks are in soft dirt or sand. If the surface that the jacks are firm, you are fine. If the trailer rocks fore and aft then X chocks or better regular chocks are the answer.
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:10 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for your input...my husband is 6'3" and 280 lb. The trailer rocks side-to-side mostly since the BR stairs are on one side. We will try the X-chocks for f-t-b movement and perhaps put wood blocks under the front jacks and use our Dica Roadwarrior jack pads for the other 4 stabilizer jacks. We usually get a site that is paved or level ground. Thanks again!
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