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Old 08-18-2013, 08:58 AM   #1
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Camper stability.

We have the 36 ckts with the level up system. But we still have issues with camper shake while walking around inside. I read once that no additional support jacks are needed with the level up system. Also do not put support jack under the slide outs. We are sitting on a solid gravel pad with all tires on the ground after level. Since we park our cc in a seasonal site....think its ok to add some support jacks under the slide outs? Any thought on this? Our old camper.. park model..was solid as a rock and sitting here for years.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:27 AM   #2
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There are a few things I did to help stabilize the rig for longer term locations.
I put blocks under all of the jacks so there was minimal extension of the legs. That helped quite a bit.
Next I put two of those screw type aluminum jack stands (4 for $40 at Wally mart) under the ends of the trailer hitch crossmember.
Finally, I deflated the TrailAir and put a kingpin stabilizer on.
Lastly, I made a step support out of two old x-chocks. (I have the ETD Quadrasteps)
Voila, solid as a rock.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:46 AM   #3
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Slide out supports are not recommended.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:00 PM   #4
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I've done everything you've mentioned but the stabilizer under the pin. I look into adding one....do you have a recommendation. ..for a sturdy one?
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:09 PM   #5
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Stabilizers under the slide outs is just a bad idea. You'll still have movement when people walk around the inside, but the slide won't move and will cause stress on the point where the slide connects to the camper.

Many people are using JT's StrongArms (or something similar to the triangulation stabilizers) with good benefits. Between the wheel wheel-chocks also help. And finally, with those 2- people then put scissor jacks under the camper near the axles to take a bit of bounce out of the suspension.

My next step is to try the scissor jacks and see how it goes.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:24 PM   #6
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I have a 2007 36BHLE with Big Foot Jack System. My rig is very stable after adding X-Chocks between the wheels, adding scissor jacks at the back of the trailer and a king pin tri-pod to stabilize the front.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:25 PM   #7
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I dont have the tire locks....they may help also. Thanks.
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:52 PM   #8
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Just about any king pin stabilizer that is high enough will work. Most are rated for 5000 lbs. Emphasis on the high enough.
Level-up 5ers sit higher than most so you may want to break out the tape measure.


Ependydad: speaking of level-up, I don't think there is an application for JT strong arm and alike that is compatible. I've never seen it either... Just sayin.
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We put scissor jacks on the 2 x 4 tubing in front of the axles on Herk's 5er and haven't heard if he felt like they helped.
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I dont have the tire locks....they may help also. Thanks.
The 'stabilizers' on my camper imo are junk and I may remove them.The scissors jacks will fix your side to side movement. The wheel X lock will stop the front to back rock movement. We only have one on one side and it fixed all of the front back and forth movement.
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