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Old 09-18-2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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Adding stabilizer jacks

Ok, so our first trip went into the record books this past weekend. No major issues, did find a few issues with the trim (not surprised). But I did notice the trailer seems to flex more than I expected. My thoughts are to add two additional stabilizer jacks just in frt. of the wheels on ether side. Looking for thoughts on this. Would this help? is this over kill? is this "flex" im feeling to be expected? would slide out jacks help?

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Old 09-18-2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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Ok, so our first trip went into the record books this past weekend. No major issues, did find a few issues with the trim (not surprised). But I did notice the trailer seems to flex more than I expected. My thoughts are to add two additional stabilizer jacks just in frt. of the wheels on ether side. Looking for thoughts on this. Would this help? is this over kill? is this "flex" im feeling to be expected? would slide out jacks help?
Slide out jack are discouraged.

Put on s set of jack stabilizers .

Such as bal steady fast or jt's

Triangulation is the key to stabilization.
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Ok, so our first trip went into the record books this past weekend. No major issues, did find a few issues with the trim (not surprised). But I did notice the trailer seems to flex more than I expected. My thoughts are to add two additional stabilizer jacks just in frt. of the wheels on ether side. Looking for thoughts on this. Would this help? is this over kill? is this "flex" im feeling to be expected? would slide out jacks help?

A set of jacks in front of the axles will take the bounce out of the trailer.
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wow! Thanks for the quick response and pictures! That's exactly what I was thinking. thanks again.
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wow! Thanks for the quick response and pictures! That's exactly what I was thinking. thanks again.
As f1100turbo stated, jack stabilizers will take the side to side and front to back shake out. You should also get a set of X Chocks to lock the wheels.

These are the homemade stabilizers I made and installed.
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Slide out jack are discouraged.
Not a stupid question being fired down range but one out of that which killed the cat...

Why are slide out jacks discouraged - is that an industry standard or a preference dear to your heart?

I use mine if over 24 hours withthe slide out - out. with that much weight hanging outside the box it makes perfect sense to support the 500 or 1000 lbs blowing in the breeze. Add 4 people at Breakfast for another 600 to 800 pounds at the slide out and something is going to twist a bit.
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As f1100turbo stated, jack stabilizers will take the side to side and front to back shake out. You should also get a set of X Chocks to lock the wheels.
These are the homemade stabilizers I made and installed.
Nice clean job on the stabilizers.
Steel or Alunimum tubing with inside able to slide out for expansion?
I use the X chocks and love them.
I still get a bit of rocking side to side for some reason with the Salem 27RKSS
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Well, I guess its back to Camping world! lol. this place is sucking all my disposable income. And here I thought snowmobiling was a money pit. lol, silly me
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Well, I guess its back to Camping world! lol. this place is sucking all my disposable income. And here I thought snowmobiling was a money pit. lol, silly me
But I see that you have 2 European vehicles that have, behind the scenes supported the bail out of their economies for decades.
I have 3 British cars so I know what its like to send money away... far away never to be seen again.
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But I see that you have 2 European vehicles that have, behind the scenes supported the bail out of their economies for decades.
I have 3 British cars so I know what its like to send money away... far away never to be seen again.
funny thing..I dont spend as much on them as you would think. The sleds..now there is a hobby that has cost me thousands and thousands of dollars every year. the cars just keep running and running, I cant kill them!
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