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Old 09-09-2016, 12:09 PM   #1
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Rockwood Bounce

We have a Rockwood 2604 (30') with Lippert Electric Stabilizer Jacks, chock the tires and use X-Chocks. We have alot more floor bounce when camping than with our last 25' Sunline. The same support arm of a jack has bowed, been replaced and bowed again- apparently due to over extending.
At the suggestion of a service rep to minimize the distance the jacks extend, I screwed 2 x 8 x 12's to both sides of a 4 x 4 and place the jack pad as close to center as I can. I'm not really sure that helps.
Are there any suggestions for how to keep the trailer stable.
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Old 09-09-2016, 12:15 PM   #2
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This thread may help. I use one of these under my steps, but have yet to try it on the frame, like the member did in their post.

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Old 09-09-2016, 12:48 PM   #3
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Your Sunline had a MUCH more HD frame! You and everyone else are NOT to use the " Factory Elect.STABILIZERs as JACKs",yes they Will Bend! We support our steps under the 1st step,that stops the Leverage! Place Jacks on the Cross support tubes near your Axles that will Help reduce Bounce! Youroo!! NOTICE!! This is really in response to the Post about "Bounce of Rockwood"! Sorry!
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Old 09-09-2016, 08:45 PM   #4
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Also have a 2604WS... yes it bounces... no have not bent any jacks (yet)... have not yet found a solution.

I do have some stacking jacks (old school TT stabilization) but they do not go high enough to reach the frame in today's jacked up RVs. So I need to come up with some blocking to raise the stack jacks high enough and try again.
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We have a Rockwood 2604 (30') with Lippert Electric Stabilizer Jacks, chock the tires and use X-Chocks. We have alot more floor bounce when camping than with our last 25' Sunline. The same support arm of a jack has bowed, been replaced and bowed again- apparently due to over extending.
At the suggestion of a service rep to minimize the distance the jacks extend, I screwed 2 x 8 x 12's to both sides of a 4 x 4 and place the jack pad as close to center as I can. I'm not really sure that helps.
Are there any suggestions for how to keep the trailer stable.
I reinforced the legs and added another set in front of the axles and I haven't tried it, but I believe I could tinker with the landing jacks, rear jacks and axle jacks and lift the whole trailer off the ground. The jack legs are not even made out of 16 ga material. I never put anything under them and try to get them to stand as straight up as possible to reduce the bending load on them.
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First things first, most people start with a triangulation type of stabilizer. This is where you tie the stabilizer jacks in the front and rear to the frame of the camper. There are various products for this- SteadyFast, JT StrongArms, BAL, and others.

After that, people often use a between-the-wheel chock. RotoChocks used to be my go to, but they were a family business that is no more. There are others, though.

You can do like OldCoot and others and add stabilizers just in front of the axles.

And finally, you can eliminate the bounce from someone coming up the exterior steps by adding a positive connection to the ground under the bottom stop (either a jack, feet, or go crazy: swap steps entirely).

See if this article helps you any:
http://learntorv.com/shake-shake-sha...stabilization/

I personally like SteadyFast stabilizers:
http://learntorv.com/product-review-...t-stabilizers/

And, if you do go nuts and swap steps, you'll find that the extra stability is just one of the features that make them super nice.
http://learntorv.com/product-review-...n-by-torklift/
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