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Old 11-10-2014, 07:11 PM   #1
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Shaking of trailer after leveling

We just returned from our second trip with our Salem RKSS27 and I have a question that may have been answered elsewhere and if so please be kind enough to point me in the right direction. After leveling the camper from side to side and front to back, we found that there was still quite a bit of movement. Thought it might be the chocks not set properly but they seemed to be seated under tires correctly. Any idea how to eliminate this movement. Even our small dogs could cause movement. Stablizing jacks were down.

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Old 11-10-2014, 07:26 PM   #2
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X chocks and once your set in place check your stabilizers I have to adjust ours once or twice a week.
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:31 PM   #3
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Level it front to back first then left and right then put down the jacks firmly
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:32 PM   #4
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x2 on the X chocks. Use 2 of them. If you want to haul enough wood blocks, like pieces of 6x6, using them under the stabilizers helps. The further you have to extend the stabilizers, the more they flex. You will never get all the movement out. Keep in mind its sitting on rubber tires that flex a bit.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:35 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone. I thought the X-chocks might help tremendously. Those that go under the tire just don't seem like they can do the job correctly or efficiently. Guess the next mod we make will be the x-chocks or perhaps scissor jack modified.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:46 PM   #6
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Level it front to back first then left and right then put down the jacks firmly
its left right first, then front back. You cant level with stabilizers if that's what you are doing
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:49 PM   #7
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If you want to stabilize anything triangulation is the only way. Several aftermarket kits available, I made these myself for less than half the money.
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:14 PM   #8
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I use/install 2 Bal X chocks before I unhook, level the trailer front to back with the landing jacks, extend the rear jacks and axle jacks as far as possible without any wood blocking to get them as close to vertical as possible and tighten the front and rear homemade JT Strongarms. Both sets of stabilizers have reinforced legs and pipe supports. My trailer does not move. Also have a step support.
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:08 PM   #9
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That's a solid point there, bar none.
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