Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-20-2013, 08:08 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 25
stabilizing jack question: 2013 Salem Cruise Lite 195BH

When the trailer is parked we're using these amazing steel wheel chocks that I was referred to via this board - thank you!

I want to add stabilizer jacks, and purchased some scissor jacks. We realized after trying to install them that this would be a better job for the dealer. The appointing is for another week.

I noticed on our last camping trip that there are steel triangles hanging down from the rear of the trailer and think those might be there for a different kind of stabilizing jacks. I forgot to take a pic of our trailer, but found this one on the web. Notice the steel triangles in the rear underside of the trailer.

What are those there for?

__________________

__________________
Trailer:
2013 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite 195BH
FishingChiquita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 08:32 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
fonzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 3,868
Those are for protecting your trailer frame from dragging on pavement eg: when backing in a steep driveway, these will drag on pavement instead of your frame. Some has actual small wheels attached to it...


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Paktron-Dual...eab612&vxp=mtr
__________________

__________________
Fonzie
2011 Rockwood 8319SS with ProPride 3P hitch/GoodYear Marathons/TST TPMS 507
2008 F250 Lariat CC SB 6.8L V10 4.10 axle ratio (NITTO TERRA GRAPLER G2 LT275/65R20E)
Yamaha 3000iseb generator:Progressive Ind. EMS-HW30C : Eastern Ontario
Nights Camped:2012(36) 2013 (17) 2014 (18) 2015 (18) 2016 (36) 2017 (32) 2018 (42)
fonzie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 02:17 AM   #3
Site Team
 
Terier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 9,937
If I ever upgrade my chocks I will be sure to take a good look at the ones you have. Seems like a really good set.

It's not cheap but I have no regrets having the dealer/service department install my stab jacks.
__________________
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
FRF Social Group: Campers of the West
Terier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2013, 07:50 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 25
We had our first trip this past weekend with the stabilizer jacks (installed by the dealer) and it made a significant difference in the "wobblies".
__________________
Trailer:
2013 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite 195BH
FishingChiquita is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10 PM.


×