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Old 07-24-2015, 04:04 PM   #1
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Stabilizer jacks a how stable?

I have stabilizer jacks, but my trailer still rocks when people walk around. This is very noticeable when you are laying down trying to sleep.

When I put the stabilizer jacks down (electric) they stop once they touch the ground. They don't seem to be supporting too much weight.

Is this all normal and I'm expecting too much or is there something I can do to get stability.

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Old 07-24-2015, 04:23 PM   #2
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There is more that you can do. The built-in stabilizers aren't enough.

Learn To RV: Shake, shake, shake - RV Stabilization

Basically, start with some kind of triangulating stabilizers. These go from the jacks to the frame.

Then go with a between-the-wheel chock.

Then look at extra jacks in front of the axles.

And finally, support the under side of the step.

Do it piece-by-piece and see where you're comfortable.
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Old 07-24-2015, 04:42 PM   #3
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When the stabilizer jacks touch the ground you can hold down button for 2 sec this will give you some support. As mentioned get some sort of chocks that you insert between the wheels to apply force agaist the wheels to prevent moving. Later RJD
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Old 07-24-2015, 04:47 PM   #4
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I made fun of the X-chocks for years ! But , I just made myself a set and was very pleased , the took 90 per cent of the wiggle out ! I do not know how something on the wheels works sooo good , but they do ! Made mine out of landscape timbers and threaded rod .
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I have x chicks, I will look into the other suggestions.

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Old 07-24-2015, 11:43 PM   #6
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I have stabilizer jacks, but my trailer still rocks when people walk around. This is very noticeable when you are laying down trying to sleep.

When I put the stabilizer jacks down (electric) they stop once they touch the ground. They don't seem to be supporting too much weight.

Is this all normal and I'm expecting too much or is there something I can do to get stability.

Thanks!
Our trailer was really bad till I put these in ahead of the front axle thanks to Old Coot.

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Old 07-24-2015, 11:56 PM   #7
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Our trailer was really bad till I put these in ahead of the front axle thanks to Old Coot.

What are those?!?


I read the article but I don't know if I know the solution.
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What are those?!?


I read the article but I don't know if I know the solution.
They are small car jacks that I got from the auto wreckers. Both were brand new never been used and paid $10.00 for both. The ones I would rather of got are from one ton GMC or Chev vans but they are hard to find as everyone gets them for this reason as they are bigger and have a flat top.
But these work just as well but need higher blocks.
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:07 AM   #9
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Once you engage the jack near the axle, how far up to you lift? I just purchased two jacks and they do help, just concerned as to how far to lift. Drill motor starts to slow at 3/4 inch on slide side and one inch on door side? Do you use x-chicks as well?
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X chocks made a huge difference for us. Simple, inexpensive, and you have to chock anyway so it didn't really add any work.
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