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Old 03-20-2015, 10:47 AM   #1
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Bouncing Camper when parked

I have a VLite 30WRLIKS. Bought it new in January. We are on our second venture and cannot seem to get the bounce out our camper. Example: if I am sitting in the chair and wife turns over in bed, the chair is bouncing. Same if one of us walks thru the camper, same thing, shaking and bouncing.
I have tried everything I know of. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:49 AM   #2
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Do you have the wheel chocks that go in between the tires. Called X-chocks. They really help with this. You would be surprised how much movement comes from the tires being able to still move.


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Old 03-20-2015, 10:50 AM   #3
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Use the search for the forum and you will find this discussed a lot with lots of ideas and approaches to minimize the movement.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:53 AM   #4
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JT Strongarm type stabilizers, jacks in front of axle to take the bounce out of the suspension and tires. BAL X Chocks.
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:33 PM   #5
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Just got back from 9 weeks in FL with the wife. I had the same problem with my Shamrock 183. WHile sitting outside and the wife moving around inside, I observed the wheels moving slighty to and fro even with wheel chocks.

I did a quick search of this forum and decided I will give this a try...
Wheel Chocks, Homemade - Dutchmen Owners

I would probably try to use wing nuts on the threaded ends.

I think I read somewhere that the X-type wheel lockers that they sell are a bit too large for the distance between the wheels on my rig, otherwise I might I would buy one of those.

I don't think I can elimante all movement because the hybrid bunk ends act as levers and would amplify any movement in the beds... but I think this fix should get rid of the rolling motion.
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:01 PM   #6
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There is always a bit of bounce in an RV. The tires are filled with air and will compress from the added jolts of movement. Just like getting on a boat, you will soon not even notice the movement and it will appear rock solid as it does to most people here.
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:14 PM   #7
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I wish I could brag that my mrs and I have too much bounce in the camper, but she's never inclined to find out just how much bounce we can create
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:19 PM   #8
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I wish I could brag that my mrs and I have too much bounce in the camper, but she's never inclined to find out just how much bounce we can create
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In a previous trailer we owned, a 35 foot long, I added an extra set of scissor jacks to the frame in the middle of the trailer. Worked great.

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In a previous trailer we owned, a 35 foot long, I added an extra set of scissor jacks to the frame in the middle of the trailer. Worked great.

Good luck,
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Same with my unit !
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