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Old 07-23-2015, 10:02 AM   #1
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Trailer jiggles

hello all, after setting up our trailer using the 4 stabilizers, wheel chocks, between the wheel chocks, I still have movement in the trailer not bounce you around movement but annoying movement that I notice most while in bed when someone else is walking around the trailer, I read about the bal system and other stabilizer systems and if I go that route I will fabricate my own, has anyone tried the valterra stabilizers and if so what do you think of them, looking forward to hearing what some of you are using. oh I have most of the movement side to side fore and aft seems ok. thanks joe
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:19 AM   #2
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What wheel chocks are you using just out of curiosity? We use X-Chocks and between those and the corner stabilizers ours doesn't budge. The occasional trailer wiggle is pretty common but it shouldn't be enough to really notice.
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:22 AM   #3
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That is part of camping! After rocking around for a bit, campers that emerge are all smiles for several hours.

Make sure your stabilizers are tight but not lifting the TT. Tongue jack should be the same. It is a trial & error thing like getting 4 table legs the same length so the table doesn't wobble.
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:25 AM   #4
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I'm going through the same issue with our Tracer 3200 BHT (not a toy hauler). I have the 4 stabilizers down, an X chock between the tires on one side, plus for other stabilizer jacks and when someone walks the TT still shake. Drives me nuts, I have 8 stabilizers on this thing and still moves like there's no jacks at all. But the odd thing is, when we bring it home and drop it, I can get it stabilized like a house with no problem with just the 4 corner stabilizers and the X tire chock.
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:31 AM   #5
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I'm going through the same issue with our Tracer 3200 BHT (not a toy hauler). I have the 4 stabilizers down, an X chock between the tires on one side, plus for other stabilizer jacks and when someone walks the TT still shake. Drives me nuts, I have 8 stabilizers on this thing and still moves like there's no jacks at all. But the odd thing is, when we bring it home and drop it, I can get it stabilized like a house with no problem with just the 4 corner stabilizers and the X tire chock.
I put a small block of 2" x 4" under each stabilizer that helps out a lot on gravel or grass. Without them I get some wobble.
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:33 AM   #6
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It's normal to have some. You will not get it perfect.Later RJD
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Same issue with the Rockwood 2703WS. Looking forward to asking other owners at the Goshen Rally about their experiences. As for now "if you see mine rockin don't come a knockin."
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It's normal to have some. You will not get it perfect.Later RJD

lol, though gotta disagree, my bro-in-law was camping with us and he has the same size (32' Cougar) TT with scissor jacks and the X between the wheels on both sides, and his TT didn't budge. One thing I've noticed is that the TT with the scissor jacks have less rocking then the ones with the power jacks on the corners
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Using X-Chocks on both sides of the camper and some 6X6's on the corners. My camper is pretty stable.
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JT Strongarm type stabilizers in front and back along with a set of jacks in front of the axles will stop all motion in the trailer. A further improvement will be when you support the steps going into the trailer.
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