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Old 05-02-2016, 10:58 PM   #11
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Adding electric stabilizer in front of front axle....already use strongarms, bal-chocks, step support..
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Old 05-06-2016, 10:46 AM   #12
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Everytime someone went in or out of our RV or turned over in their bunk the entire RV would shake. We have a Rockwood 8327SS. I bought 2 heavy duty jacks and mounted them right in front of the front axle of the trailer. This is amazing the difference!
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I also have an 8327 we purchased this winter. I have also noticed a decent amount of bounce. What is the height of the jack you bought and how and what did you mount the jack to?


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Old 05-06-2016, 03:52 PM   #13
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I was just doing a lot of research on this issue. We were out for the first time this year two weeks ago and our WJ rocked after every movement. So, I asked a couple people on this forum about the Valterra Stabilizers. Got mixed responses, but for the price I am going to give them a try. I''' post after the trip. I bought two - one for the rear and the other for under the frame at the entrance.
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Old 05-06-2016, 04:02 PM   #14
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I was removing stickers from the wheels while my wife was moving around in the trailer and I noticed a lot of movement at the wheels, with stabilizers down. (Concrete driveway) I figured I'd try the Camco wheel stops. They cut trailer movement by 80 or 90%.

Also added two folding step supports.
Now add jacks (on the suspension framework) in front of the axles and get rid of the rest of it.
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I was just doing a lot of research on this issue. We were out for the first time this year two weeks ago and our WJ rocked after every movement. So, I asked a couple people on this forum about the Valterra Stabilizers. Got mixed responses, but for the price I am going to give them a try. I''' post after the trip. I bought two - one for the rear and the other for under the frame at the entrance.
Used the Valterras when I had our Flagstaff..... loved them. Used x-chocks, Valterras and a step support and my rocking was virtually gone.
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At first glance I'm not sure there is enough space between the tires on my WJ to use the xchocks. I was going out to measure this week. Thanks though for the positive words on the Valterra Stabs. Can't wait to try them.
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The more you can stabilize wheel movement the better. In addition to X-chock type stabilizers I have the regular yellow plastic chocks. I have found if I whack them firmly into place with a rubber mallet it gives a bit more stabilization.
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At first glance I'm not sure there is enough space between the tires on my WJ to use the xchocks. I was going out to measure this week. Thanks though for the positive words on the Valterra Stabs. Can't wait to try them.
I wouldn't think your tires are any closer together than what mine were on the Flagstaff. If I can remember (I suffer from C.R.S. at times), I'll measure the x-chocks fully collapsed tomorrow.
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I'm heading out to measure tire separation distance this morning. The xchock description stated as little as 1 3/8 inch.
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Measured the distance between tires - 2". Got the xchocks today. They just fit, so these plus the stabilizers should be a tremendous improvement. Heading down to the Gulf Coast - Navarre Beach next Saturday.
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