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Old 11-05-2013, 09:54 AM   #11
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Send a PM to Old Coot and he will help you further.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:57 AM   #12
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Now that is a nice step support!!

Quite possibly the only one I have seen that would work worth a you know what!!

Where does one find these elusive supports?
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:00 PM   #13
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What do you guys do to stop the shaking and rocking when someone is walking around inside.
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We use the BAL 28012 X-Chock Tire Locking Chock for the wheels and the BAL 25066 Fastjack King Pin Stabilizer. With these and the rear stabilizer jacks down we have virtually NO shake, rattle or roll in our Unit.

Take a look on Amazon and, if you are a Prime member, the 2 items will set you back @ $175.00 and shipped free (remember you need a 2 pack of the X-Chocks)

Setup is a breeze -- I can have both chocks and the King Pin Stabilizer set up in under 8 min.
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:51 PM   #14
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I will 2nd what HSVBamaBob just posted...we have the same chocks but a different King Pin Stabilizer, same idea. There is a night and day difference when you use them...sometimes when we are just stopping for the night where I don't bother with the King Pin stabilizer and you can sure see the difference...the wheel chocks work great and I wouldn't be without them.

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Old 11-20-2013, 05:57 AM   #15
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What I found made a huge difference was not extending the landing gear as much as possible...ie setting them down on 6x6 blocks or more.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:03 AM   #16
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The idea of the blocks is a good one, only problem with blocks is the bulkiness and the weight. They take up a lot of storage space, and they are heavy.

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Old 11-20-2013, 10:27 AM   #17
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The idea of the blocks is a good one, only problem with blocks is the bulkiness and the weight. They take up a lot of storage space, and they are heavy.

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Rick,

There's a sneaky way around this! We got a 4-5' section of 4x4" from a local crating company (free, but you could go to Lowes/Home Depot and buy one for less than $10)

Take a look at your front jacks and cut the 4x4 to be a few inches longer than the width of the jack cap. Presto! You have a 4" (well actually 3.5") extension block. (This will also work on the back stabelizer jack pads as well. Total added weight for all for blocks is maybe 5 pounds?

One small problem department: This method is great on concrete, not so good on gravel, and absolutely sucks on soft ground!

Solution: Buy these: Amazon.com: Camco 44541 RV Large Stabilizer Jack Pad - 2 pack: Automotive=

or their smaller versions: Amazon.com: Camco 44595 RV Stabilizer Jack Pad - 4 pack: Automotive=

We use these and the blocks all the time - even on concrete, effectivelly raising the jacks almost 5"
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:45 AM   #18
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Took some Camco blocks and covered the top & bottom with alum tread plate and bolted them to the jack pads. Works great on gravel, soft ground or concrete. Have now painted them all black.
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Old Coot...what are the white boxed things we can see under your rear bumper? Are those PVC boxes to hold your sewer hose?

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Old Coot...what are the white boxed things we can see under your rear bumper? Are those PVC boxes to hold your sewer hose?

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People use them for a lot of things- sewer hose, collapsible ladders, rugs, etc.

Here's a thread on how folks are making them:
Storage box for sewer hose?
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