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Old 11-11-2014, 12:32 AM   #11
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I pull with a half ton on my 282rk, and it pulls fine, it seems to do better with the camper leaning forward a bit and I have no sway at any speed. I sometimes pull it with my 3/4 suburban and it will sway a little. I am going to have to get the hitch set up with a lower pulling height to stop the sway.
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:45 AM   #12
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I tow the 282RK with a 2010 Ram 1500. I find the addition of LT tires & Air Ride air bags are important. The air bags go inside the rear vertical suspension springs with the air line routed to the rear bumper where the valve comes thru next to the license plate. I usually add 30 -33 lbs in the bags while towing. installed 4 years ago & still good even through the cold winters here in Newfoundland.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:05 PM   #13
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Hey on the 282 RK which I pick up at the end of the month,what true size is the mattress so I can buy some sheets before hand,thanks
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:08 PM   #14
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I think it's 6 in. shorter than a normal house queen. But I can't swear to it. I can check tomorrow and let you know if no one else chimes in.


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Old 04-20-2015, 09:26 PM   #15
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I think it's 6 in. shorter than a normal house queen. But I can't swear to it. I can check tomorrow and let you know if no one else chimes in.


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It's a "short queen" which is like 5 or 6 inches shorter than a regular queen.. Same width
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:34 AM   #16
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Yep, feet hanging over the bed.
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:06 PM   #17
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I pulled my 282 with a half ton Toyota I'm glad I spent the extra money and put an equalizer hitch and system on I have no sway in any conditions makes for a nice comfortable ride. It makes for a worry free trip
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:15 PM   #18
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I have been meaning to thank Obieri forThe info on that cabinet doors before I put out the slide made my first pull the door was open and thank you for the information cost me not to have a lot of heart ache
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:44 PM   #19
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I have a problem getting the shak out of my camper when set up, I just broke the real stableizer, don't know How I did that, it just calasped in the middle on the back right side, billing me about 750, for that, which just went out of warranty. I did not put that much pressure on it, just let it down and when it stopped, I turned it off. Has anybody else had this problem. I put the x chocks on both sides and it still shakes when walking through it. I usually put chocks on the side under the slide to keep it level. Tire pressure is good. I level it pretty well, but shakes.
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:07 PM   #20
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You will always get some motion on something that's supported by wheels and springs. The stabilizers are just that, they aren't support legs. You don't say if you're on grass, gravel, or pavement.
That being said, here's a couple suggestions.
* Use treated 2x6 blocks under the stabilizers and tongue jack. I know--the lego blocks work, but I put a 2x6 on the ground then use the lego blocks. It distributes the weight better than just the legos and doesn't dig into the ground.

The X chocks can and do help with front to back motion, but not side to side wobble.
* put scissor jacks, one on each side under the frame member, (put this on a 2x6 and also another wood block between the jack and frame). One under the frame where the front of the slide is (by the front grey water discharge handle) and one just in front of the door, under the hall by the bathroom door. These are not expensive and quick to set up and take down. Of course it depends how long you're going to stay and how bad the shake is. I had a pair of old railroad car jacks I got at an auction about 20 years that work great.

* check to make sure that the front weight is borne by the tongue jack and not the front stabilizers.
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