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Old 06-25-2012, 07:57 PM   #11
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I have noticed alot of movement in my 2012 Jammer 3008, I'm installing a stabilizing kit on mine which will tie the jacks to the frame on two corners in front and one in the rear.Will let you know if it helps.
I have a question to ask, does anyone get movement with the unit while towing? I went to a F250 SD from a F150 to increase my load capability, I have a good equalizing hitch, with sway control bar. Still was unsteady towing on the interstate, so I added 5000# capacity Air bags and have not used the Lift bars but still use the sway control. I seem to get pushed around alot and when it starts to dance, it doesn't get real bad, but gets your attension.I towed alot of trailers in 5th wheel design, but never a TT this size. Any comments?
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:06 PM   #12
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I have noticed alot of movement in my 2012 Jammer 3008, I'm installing a stabilizing kit on mine which will tie the jacks to the frame on two corners in front and one in the rear.Will let you know if it helps.
I have a question to ask, does anyone get movement with the unit while towing? I went to a F250 SD from a F150 to increase my load capability, I have a good equalizing hitch, with sway control bar. Still was unsteady towing on the interstate, so I added 5000# capacity Air bags and have not used the Lift bars but still use the sway control. I seem to get pushed around alot and when it starts to dance, it doesn't get real bad, but gets your attension.I towed alot of trailers in 5th wheel design, but never a TT this size. Any comments?
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:24 PM   #13
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If you are using friction sway control you might need 2. One on each side. I added the second to our 3001 and it made the world of difference.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:10 PM   #14
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I have the f250sd and before I even towed it on this trip I added airbags at a neighbors suggestion just to help level up the rig better. I have a 12000 lb equilizer hitch set up but thought wht the hell, can't hurt! Besides the trailer we carry a 800lb golf cart in the bed as well. I've just switched to the travel trailer from a 5th wheel and it handles very similar to the ol 5th wheel, but it reminds you once in a while with a little drift to the side and a suck back over when a truck blows by you that it is a trailer indeed! lol I ran between 70 and 75 though so most of the time I was with or passing the trucks. I used pac-brake bags from ebay, actually sold by pac brake. $285 delivered and the install was a snap! If you do them, mount the air fittings on the trailers power supply bracket instead of drilling holes in the bumper.
Remember that the springs nowadays are desighned for a comfortable "empty ride" and it takes a few inches of rear end sag to get to the real springs! lol The air bags offer support to the axel without interuption!
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:30 PM   #15
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Attention 3008 owners! We just got back from my son's graduation of Coast guard boot camp in cape may and I have a few pointers for 3008 owners.
1. The rear drawers under the bed can hold "nothing".
2. The bottom of the chest in the bedroom can hold "nothing".
3. buy a small bottle jack and put it right under the frame holding the axel's on the left side of the rig.
To elaborate; The drawers under the bed, and the bottom of the chest have "toilet tissue" for a bottom....unsupported toilet tissue, and they give way when the trailer is encountering bumps in the road. Yes we loaded them kightly in anticipation of the g forces in that area of the camper. The fix-Forest river and your RV dealer will tell you what you'd expect.....don't load them so much! Well duh! So I'm cutting 3/8 oak venner ply to put in these three area's.

The bottle Jack; When those two beutifully sized tip outs "tip out" the weight differential is incredible and the levelers can not compensate for them, so you get rocking and movement in the unit. Place the bottle jack "I have a 4000lb little one, between the two axels and catch the angle Iron on it's down leg and jack your rig back to level. ""Amazing Improvement" and the jack doubles as a...."Jack" lol
We love the rig, and the floor plan though Good luck to all! Mrtodd out!
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:46 PM   #16
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looked at a 2013 3008, the only changes noticed were the scare/side lights, and the frame has been changed
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