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Old 04-14-2016, 08:44 PM   #1
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Fixed RV bounce!

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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Old 04-14-2016, 09:38 PM   #2
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In a month from now, OC and I will be adding an electric stabilizer in that location for that very purpose...also, you can add a step support..
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:54 PM   #3
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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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Thanks for sharing. I have the same issue.
I have a seasonal site and have jack stands that I will try this year. I should be able to raise the tongue a bit and lower back down on the jack stands. I still might have to buy the xchocks though if the stands do not work.
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:02 PM   #4
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I added the steady fast system to my TT and it is solid as a rock, I also got a cameo step stabilized however I don't like the way the step rocks on the stabilizer. it does stop the TT movement. If my trailer were longer I would consider the mod you did nice job
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:38 PM   #5
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I also have steadyfast but still had the bounce from the middle of the trailer. Steadyfast worked well with my 28' trailer. This one at 35' still had a bounce from the suspension. It's rock solid with this in the middle.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:05 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:10 PM   #7
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i added one on each side in the same area. made a world of differenceClick image for larger version

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Old 05-02-2016, 09:11 PM   #8
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Also added two folding step supports.
Those things are wonderful! And if you don't have them try putting lego levelers or just wood blocks under the steps. Some one coming up the steps would knock you out of bed before we thought about stabilizing the entry steps.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:26 PM   #9
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Check into X-chocks they limit the movement. I also added steady fast and not my TT is rock solid.
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:53 PM   #10
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Good job. I've been considering that myself.
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