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Old 01-06-2016, 05:07 PM   #1
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Jiggling on Jacks

We're settled in on our spot for the winter. Auto level worked fine. .....but.

We're constantly 'jiggling' as if we're sitting on the tires. Not sure if it's the jacks moving/flexing or if level is to low.

Any thoughts?
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Do you have "chocks" on the tires? Have you tried re-leveling?


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We have chocks tucked in tight. Have releveled 4 times. Have manually run jacks to 'tighten' but it doesn't seem to set. I'm thinking my expectation is too high. We're not exactly swaying too and fro.
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We're settled in on our spot for the winter. Auto level worked fine. .....but.

We're constantly 'jiggling' as if we're sitting on the tires. Not sure if it's the jacks moving/flexing or if level is to low.

Any thoughts?


We have reduced some of the movement in our 2013 Trilogy 3650 RL by shortening the jack ram length with block under all 6, X-chocks both sides and 4 jack stands, two behind front jacks and two behind the rear tires. Seems to have helped, but still have some movement.
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Did you find the x-chocks to be effective at removing some of the jiggling? I would imagine that the most effective change was the addition of the jack stands.
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Did you find the x-chocks to be effective at removing some of the jiggling? I would imagine that the most effective change was the addition of the jack stands.

The jack stands did provide the most support, but keep in mind, you will likely never take out all the movement and it is easy to become obsessed with its elimination.

We use ours as a seasonal and found a side benefit of the inexpensive Ultra Stacker Jacks, in that that they will help guard against the trailer from going off balance over time.
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Yes, I can sense the obsession starting. Had it with our last rig, a motorhome. But it gives me something to do.
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Yes, I can sense the obsession starting. Had it with our last rig, a motorhome. But it gives me something to do.


It is a dangerous obsession with no support groups in which to turn too…LOL
Another thought I had when camping over Christmas, was how much of the movement is in the slide v the entire trailer itself? When sitting in the recliner and wife was up front, movement really felt like it was somewhat limited to slide.If that is the case, we have no plans to add slide jack supports.
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Most of what we're experiencing in the rig is when sitting in the rear living area. It's independent of slide or coach.

Walking to the front closet area/bedroom is ok....with some of those popping noises, but not much movement.

Those stackables are inexpensive when looking at the length of time we'll be snowbirding. And we don't move locations around too much.

One opinion I keep coming to is how fragile those rear jacks look when extended. I realize they hold a bunch of weight....but their appearance when extended doesn't translate into 'strength'.

Low trust factor, I guess.
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Most of what we're experiencing in the rig is when sitting in the rear living area. It's independent of slide or coach.

Walking to the front closet area/bedroom is ok....with some of those popping noises, but not much movement.

Those stackables are inexpensive when looking at the length of time we'll be snowbirding. And we don't move locations around too much.

One opinion I keep coming to is how fragile those rear jacks look when extended. I realize they hold a bunch of weight....but their appearance when extended doesn't translate into 'strength'.

Low trust factor, I guess.
Agreed, and shortening the jack rams extension will help with movement. Because we don't move ours, we are using cement, if we were traveling 4x4 or 6x6 wood.
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