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Old 03-20-2015, 09:47 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, 09:49 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, 09:50 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, 09:53 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, 02:33 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, 03:01 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, 03:14 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, 03:19 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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Old 03-20-2015, 04:55 PM   #10
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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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Same with my unit !
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The Steadyfast system works great too.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:18 AM   #12
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A modified set of rear stabilizer jacks installed in front of the axle on the 2x4 tube on mine stopped all bounce. I lower them until I see the trailer rise just a little and quit. Takes all the pressure off the tires & suspension.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:18 AM   #13
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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.
X2 This set up really works. It should be included from the factory as standard equipment.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:42 AM   #14
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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.
Wing nut will not allow you to get enough pressure on the tires. I have made a set and you have to put a lot of pressure to stop the bounce.
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Thanks to all who posted replies. I have ordered a set of X-Chocks.
If that doesn't work, I will add a set of jacks to middle.

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Thanks to all who posted replies. I have ordered a set of X-Chocks.
If that doesn't work, I will add a set of jacks to middle.

Ray
X-Chocks alone will not do the trick. As OC said, the JT Strongarms will take out almost all of the movement. The middle jacks that OC added are merely icing on the cake
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:20 AM   #17
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I just bought a new camper just like yours and have found that I have the same bounce problem too. What steps did you take to solve the problem and was it a success?
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:30 AM   #18
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Didn't you read all the previous answers ?
All the answers are there!!
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:35 AM   #19
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I believe, I asked that person what steps or remedies he used and what his success or results were. Yes I did READ the posts, but I wanted the person who has the same camper as I do, to tell me if he was able to get the bounce out. Sorry, if I my question irritated you in some way Mr. Black!
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:40 AM   #20
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The user hasn't been active on the forums since March. I wouldn't expect a response.
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