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Old 02-20-2016, 07:39 AM   #1
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Stablizing 2012 29RE

Good morning,
This may be a repeated question but I thought I'd ask a specific question.
I've shortened the front legs as much as possible using concrete pads sacked up under them. I've also shortened the sissor Jack spread as much as I could.
There is still a bit of bounce.
A friend suggested that I also support the midsection of the frame with asjustable jack stands to take weight off the tires.
Is this a recommended thing to do?

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Old 02-20-2016, 07:54 AM   #2
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Old 02-20-2016, 02:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for ur reply. I'd like to get more info on this kind of stuff. Our Creek is very vey different than our MH>
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Place a board or a block under the stands, then screw them tight to the frame.

Two stands in front of the front axle and two behind the rear axle.

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Scissor chocks between the wheels, sold st camping world.(stopped mine).
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Your motorhome was built alot stouter than your current Silverback frame and flooring wise. All things mentioned above will help, but you may not ever get the solid feel of the motorhome.
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A friend suggested that I also support the midsection of the frame with asjustable jack stands to take weight off the tires.
Is this a recommended thing to do?
Yes many folks are using a mid frame type of support.
Bottle jacks, adjustable jack stands, scissor jacks (manual & electric) to name a few.

Bear in mind, you will take SOME weight off the tires with this stabilization method but do not try to lift the tires off the ground.
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Yes many folks are using a mid frame type of support.

Bottle jacks, adjustable jack stands, scissor jacks (manual & electric) to name a few.



Bear in mind, you will take SOME weight off the tires with this stabilization method but do not try to lift the tires off the ground.

Why not lift the tires off the ground


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Most stabalizer Jack's are just that, stabalizers. They will not hold up the full weight of a trailer. The front legs of a 5er will most likely but the rear / middle Jack's may buckle.

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Shortening up the front jacks and scissor chocks in both sides are about the best you can do... If you get the scissor chocks that will stiffen it up pretty good......
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