Originally Posted by DaGrinch
On our last TT, we used Valterra Stabilizers
along with x-chocks. One under the rear bumper and one under the front, just behind the propane tanks and battery. Took away about as much bounce as anything, short of raising the whole unit off the tires.
BTW, I still have those 2 Valterra stabilizers .... and have no need for them. They're looking for a home at a decent price. PM me if interested.
+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.