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Old 01-07-2014, 03:10 PM   #1
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Stiffen Front Jacks

Hey guys. Im having some problems with my trailer rocking when parked. Iv purchased a set of X-Chocks to start with. The next mode of attack was at the front jacks. My first thought was to use a piece of all-thread. Slide the all-thread through the holes in the jack arms and use some nuts to keep it in place (I hope this make sense!). I took a measurement and the holes are only approximately .4". That's less than half an inch! Im unsure if this would actually help anything or not? I don't have the extra cash to dump into a fancy set of jack supports or else I would have done bought it so Im looking at cheaper ways to do this.

Maybe use my all-thread idea along with some bigger pads on the bottom of the jacks? That would work as long as Im on level ground and no large rocks under them lol
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Hey guys. Im having some problems with my trailer rocking when parked. Iv purchased a set of X-Chocks to start with. The next mode of attack was at the front jacks. My first thought was to use a piece of all-thread. Slide the all-thread through the holes in the jack arms and use some nuts to keep it in place (I hope this make sense!). I took a measurement and the holes are only approximately .4". That's less than half an inch! Im unsure if this would actually help anything or not? I don't have the extra cash to dump into a fancy set of jack supports or else I would have done bought it so Im looking at cheaper ways to do this.

Maybe use my all-thread idea along with some bigger pads on the bottom of the jacks? That would work as long as Im on level ground and no large rocks under them lol
Go to a scrap yard and get some square or round tubing that telescopes and make your own if you have access to a welder. When I had a tt, I made 8 for less than $100. On the 5er, I use 2 across the front and one each going forward on the rear.
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