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Old 06-11-2013, 02:04 PM   #11
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Currently camping in our 832 IKBS TT. We have all four stabilizer jacks down but still get a slight shake when someone walks in the trailer. Is this movement coming from the tandem wheel suspension? Suggestions to eliminate if possible?
The jacks on a TT are barely bolted to the frame therefore will always sway with the movement inside the trailer...X-Chocks will be a big help but to add another dimension of solid stability, install the Strongarm bars or equivalent brand to each jack and you'll be motionless
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:20 PM   #12
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Another tip to try is to 4 chock it with "tension", but it takes 2 people. Put the back chocks down, back up a few inches on to them. Then, while standing on the brakes, have the other person put the front chocks under. Release the brakes and it should rock a lot less.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:57 PM   #13
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Another tip to try is to 4 chock it with "tension", but it takes 2 people. Put the back chocks down, back up a few inches on to them. Then, while standing on the brakes, have the other person put the front chocks under. Release the brakes and it should rock a lot less.
Or you can smack the chocks with a hammer or axe
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:05 PM   #14
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Or you can smack the chocks with a hammer or axe
That's what I do, I have a rubber mallet that I knock the chocks in nice and tight.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:39 PM   #15
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That's what I do, I have a rubber mallet that I knock the chocks in nice and tight.
Bal X chocks that go between the tires are a lot faster, easier and lock the wheels from moving.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:41 PM   #16
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Unless you jack the entire frame off the suspension you will get a certain amount of movement. It's fact of camping we have to live with. Relax and imagine your own a boat.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:52 PM   #17
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Unless you jack the entire frame off the suspension you will get a certain amount of movement. It's fact of camping we have to live with. Relax and imagine your own a boat.
I wish that were an option. My MIL gets very motion sick very easy AND likes to see her 2 grand kids as much as possible so she camps with us... all of that turns into getting the trailer as shake-free as possible (not house solid, but as much as we can do as transient campers).
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:11 PM   #18
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Best of luck. I understand what you're sayin'. It seems like the larger we go with these trailers, the more inherent movement you're gonna get. Like others have stated, X-chocks and maybe JT Stongarms will get you as stabile as you can. I'm sitting here typin' to ya' as wifey is moving about inside cleaning and taking care of the dinner details. I feel the trailer shake a bit as she walks around. We're on sand and that in itself is a horrible sturdy base for stabilization.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:18 PM   #19
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Jacks under the front of the axles against the suspension framework sure helps a lot also in addition to the strong arms, x chocks, etc. They take the bounce out from the tires/suspension. With our homemade strong arms, bal x chocks, jacks in front of the tires, we've gotten as close to rock solid as possible.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:02 PM   #20
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Unless you level the trailer and then take out 1000+ pounds of goodies to take weight off the frame, the suspension will not be a problem. With stabilizers down (taking a little load), the springs cannot compress when weight moves around the trailer so they don't bounce back. Do a test. With the stabilizers up and then down, have sone friends do a Harlem Shake. You'll feel the difference. The two main causes of movement are slight wheel rotation (x chocks cut this) and frame and stabilizer movement. The stabilizers are not a rock solid part of the frame so they have wiggle room. They also connect to the at one point for the most part so they swing back and forth a bit. Triangulating the stabilizers with a product like Eliminator bars will almost stop them from swinging back and forth making the rig feel more stable.
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