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Old 05-26-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Extra stability for 2012 26BH xlite?

We really enjoy our new Wildwood we picked up last year. We drug it from Alberta to the Oregon coast and back and it pulled like a dream. Now I'm thinking of a few easy mods such as a foam top for the queen mattress, figuring some way of mounting our generator on the backpack rear cargo tray, and most important: figuring out how to make the trailer a little more stable!

Being that it's 26ft long and a "lite" model and only has front and rear scissor jacks, it's a little rocky in the trailer when somone turns over in bed or gets up to use the washroom at night.

Any suggestions for enhancing stability on these units? I was thinking of throwing in a couple jacks for the middle but any additional ideas or opinions are most welcome!
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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Jack stabilizers .
Such as bal or steady fast.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:40 PM   #3
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I had a couple lightweight jacks like these laying around from our old popup: Aluminum Stack Jacks - Product - Camping World
I use them on the frame near the center and it really firms things up!
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:42 PM   #4
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are you using tandem wheel chocks? if not, using them would solve a lot of the movement issues.
nearly all that do use them, have very satisfactory results.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:57 PM   #5
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...Any suggestions for enhancing stability on these units? I was thinking of throwing in a couple jacks for the middle but any additional ideas or opinions are most welcome!
Here is what I did. Made brackets to fit over the 2x4 tube connecting the axle supports and welded jacks to the brackets. Now, a 3/4" socket on a cordless drill runs them down and back to stow on the trailer. No storage problem finding a place to put them. They stay on the trailer, dirt and all.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:52 PM   #6
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Steady fast works like magic on my 26tbss! Highly recommend them. I used xchocks first they helped but I still wasnt happy. Now I use them together. Its very solid now.

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Old 05-26-2012, 07:07 PM   #7
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Here is what I did. Made brackets to fit over the 2x4 tube connecting the axle supports and welded jacks to the brackets. Now, a 3/4" socket on a cordless drill runs them down and back to stow on the trailer. No storage problem finding a place to put them. They stay on the trailer, dirt and all.
Should have added that I used a pr of X chocks and also 4 side to side stablizers and 4 front to back stablizers and until I added the extra jacks in front of the wheels, still had a little motion. Have no motion now with respect to walking in the trailer and being able to feel it.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:33 PM   #8
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I tried the stack jacks, and for us, they didn't really help. In addition to some kind of BAL Chock as others have mentioned, I bought a couple of these and have had good success with it over our first few trips this year. I got mine a little cheaper from Amazon, but I checked and Amazon is currently out of stock. The BAL Chocks really improve the front to back motion, but I've found the stablizer below has drastically improved our side to side motion.

Universal RV Stabilizer - Valterra 020106 - Stabilizing Jacks - Camping World
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I also have a 2012 X-lite 26BH and have no problems with the trailer remaining stable. I use the stock 4 corner stablizers, these work well for the side to side movement and I use X-Chock wheel locks for the front to back movement. The wheel chocks do wonders with that front to back movement any time someone gets up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night.
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I also have a 2012 X-lite 26BH and have no problems with the trailer remaining stable. I use the stock 4 corner stablizers, these work well for the side to side movement and I use X-Chock wheel locks for the front to back movement. The wheel chocks do wonders with that front to back movement any time someone gets up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night.
Same trailer and same setup but remember if your in soft ground you will need to tighten up your landing gear every few days at least check it the next day and see if they are pushing into the ground.

Also if you have towed your trailer any large distance say 400 miles in one shot check your X chocks the next day. The tires will loose pressure as they cool down making them loose on the chocks that you put on right away coupled with loose dirt for landing gear and a gentle down hill slope will make for an interesting morning on the second day. It just rolled enough for the tongue jack to roll of its block and lodge in the dirt and my little wife to utter words that would make a sailor blush.
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