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Old 08-10-2018, 09:23 PM   #1
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Grey Wolf - Location of Stabilizers

DW wants me to add crank down stabilizers to our new Gray Wolf 20RDSE that we purchased in May. We've been using X-chocks which have helped but she would prefer it be a little less wobbly.



Those of you who have longer campers with stabilizers, where are they mounted? Are they in front of or behind the triangular pieces at the back of the camper? Are they mounted to the I beam or to the tubular member that holds the bumper?


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Old 08-11-2018, 01:01 AM   #2
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Stabilizers should be attached to the main frame. The V irons are skids to protect the rear of the TT. I'm stunned you do not have four stabilizers factory standard.
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:57 AM   #3
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If they are on your TT, the rear ones will be right in front of that v bracket you asked about. If they are cranked up tight to the frame, you might not notice them. Front set should be almost at front of camper. They could be manual or electric. We have a different model grey wolf, but our crank was in the front pass through storage (probably 2-1/2 feet long) hanging in a plastic loop screwed to the front storage wall (that lasted about a nanosecond while camping).
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DW wants me to add crank down stabilizers to our new Gray Wolf 20RDSE that we purchased in May. We've been using X-chocks which have helped but she would prefer it be a little less wobbly.

Rick

If they really are not there, that is a major oversight at the factory. If you do not locate them, call the dealership and have them send a mobile technician to install them. Stabilizers are standard equipment, not an option.
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If they really are not there, that is a major oversight at the factory. If you do not locate them, call the dealership and have them send a mobile technician to install them. Stabilizers are standard equipment, not an option.
On a Grey Wolf, they are an option.


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On a Grey Wolf, they are an option.


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WOW that is terrible. I've never owned a TT where stabilizers were an option! Like saying steps are an option!
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WOW that is terrible. I've never owned a TT where stabilizers were an option! Like saying steps are an option!
On some lines, the rear stabs are standard and front stabs are an option.
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If it were me, I would mount them to the frame, as far out (away from the centerline of the camper) as possible. The further out and further away from one another, will provide more stability. I currently have a Gray Wolf 26RR with power jacks that pivot near the center of the camper, they work nice and are acceptable, but they are not as stable as previous campers I have owned that had stabilizers positioned on the outside perimeter of the frame.
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I can't help with measurements but this should give you a good idea as to where they go.


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My measures 11 inches from front of camper and rears measures 24 inches from rear of camper.
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If it were me, I would mount them to the frame, as far out (away from the centerline of the camper) as possible. The further out and further away from one another, will provide more stability. I currently have a Gray Wolf 26RR with power jacks that pivot near the center of the camper, they work nice and are acceptable, but they are not as stable as previous campers I have owned that had stabilizers positioned on the outside perimeter of the frame.
I added TWO more One on each side to my 26 RR just Forward of the wheels
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Thank you all! Next question - are yours welded or bolted to the i-beam? Can I use self taping bolts or should I through bolt them to the beam?

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Thank you all! Next question - are yours welded or bolted to the i-beam? Can I use self taping bolts or should I through bolt them to the beam?

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Mine is bolted with self taping and bolts.
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Recommend you have a mounting plate welded to frame then attach the stabilizer to the plate with bolts. This makes it easier to replace one if it gets damaged or just fails.



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Thank you all! Next question - are yours welded or bolted to the i-beam? Can I use self taping bolts or should I through bolt them to the beam?

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Recommend you have a mounting plate welded to frame then attach the stabilizer to the plate with bolts. This makes it easier to replace one if it gets damaged or just fails.
That may be a good idea ... Didn't think of it so mine are just welded to the frame... sure hope they don't crap out
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Stabilizers are standard equipment, not an option.
Only standard on TT equipped with slides. However this picture shows them installed.
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:42 PM   #17
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I have stabilizer jacks at all 4 corners. They do a good job but Im thinking of adding another set at the axle since there still seems to be a bit of roll when people are walking front to back.
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I have stabilizer jacks at all 4 corners. They do a good job but Im thinking of adding another set at the axle since there still seems to be a bit of roll when people are walking front to back.


Look into getting a set of the X-Chocks. It stops the movement of the tires back and forth when walking in the trailer.
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I can't understand stabilizers being options on a Grey Wolf. I have a Wolf Pup 16BHS, no slides, and it came standard with four stabilizers. Granted, one rear is moved forward close to the single axle to allow space for the black tank slope, but there are four.
I have a set of old style Camco aluminum freestanding screw jacks I got for free from my BIL that I use one of behind the black tank on the frame to support that rear corner which happens to be under the bunks. Otherwise, the grandkids rolling over in bed shakes the whole trailer ;(
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Update - picked up a pair of BAL LoPro 5000lb 24" scissor jacks - worked great on first trip out - Mama is happy!


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