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Old 10-06-2016, 01:33 AM   #11
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Selling a 2016 322 already. Was there anything wrong with the TT?

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+1 with a couple of differences.

I have the 2016 322RLDS and use the extended versions of the x chocks along with wheel chocks on both sides to minimize front/back rocking. We also used the Valterra Stabilizers (2), but placed them differently.

While trying numerous different setups, I found that we were getting a lot more "bounce" due to the suspension than was due to the frame flexing. I also found out that the rear bumper on ours was just too high and the Valterra just wouldn't reach, even on a level lot. So with that in mind, here is where I placed ours.

After a lot of trial and error, I put one in front of the axles and under the steps to help minimize any side to side rocking from entering/leaving the trailer as well as account for foot traffic in the hallway to/from the bath/bedroom, and the other on the opposite side, behind the axles but a little closer to the axles than the rear corner to help with movement to/from the seating/dinette slideout.


If we were going to keep this trailer, I was planning on constructing two more "poor man" stabilizers like the Valterra's out of 2x4's, a few bolts, and ratchet straps. then use the two Valterra's in the front corners of the frame and the two home made ones on each rear corner. I think using 4 of them, with 2 placed on each side, under the frame and a little closer to the axle than the front/rear would work the best.

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Old 10-06-2016, 08:29 AM   #12
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Selling a 2016 322 already. Was there anything wrong with the TT?
Don't want to muck up this thread with unrelated content but suffice it to say that there comes a time in any game to realize that that you have "chosen poorly" in which table and set of players you sat down with. So it's time to cut our losses by folding, moving to another table with different players, and see if our luck gets any better the second time around.

One can only hope.
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:03 AM   #13
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I also use the Vlterra Stabilizers that DaGrinch mentioned. They help alot.
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:00 AM   #14
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We too use X-Chocks and they help, but there still some bounce in the trailer, so I purchased 30" scissor jacks and place them in front of the wheels. Now the trailer is 99% bounce free. In placing the jacks under the frame be careful of any wiring or gas lines you might have in that location. I just snug them up with the cordless impact and I'm done.


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Old 10-06-2016, 11:07 AM   #15
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We use the X-chocks with the electric stab jacks and have no real bounce. I call it more of a very annoying vibration. I have decided to purchase the JT Strongarms from what I have read on here and researching online seem to be what really fixes the problem for the most reasonable and hassle free fix.
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Old 10-06-2016, 06:49 PM   #16
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Arent they only for fifth wheels?
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Old 10-06-2016, 06:55 PM   #17
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No they have trailer versions as well
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:16 PM   #18
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Ok I see these that attach to existing jacks.

https://www.rvupgradestore.com/v/vsp...structions.pdf
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Old 10-07-2016, 05:49 PM   #19
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Just to throw this in there, had a lot of bounce in our 34ft northridge 5th. I went with the steadyfast bars. Similar to the strongarms and others, but to me simpler and better engineered. Took out 90% + bounce. Our current 5th, a 42ft chappy, has the auto leveling and will still bounce in certain situations. Steadyfast bars are on the mod list for the off season. Check them out on the google search. They have installed pics for both 5ths and tt.
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