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Old 01-27-2016, 09:38 AM   #1
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Rockwood 8310SS- movement while parked

Our 2013 model 8310SS has 6" I beams. New models have 8" I beams. We understand why Rockwood upgraded the support beams. Walking around in our parked TT causes it to move around a lot. We installed aftermarket stabilizers but they only helped a little.
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:54 AM   #2
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Rockwood 8310SS- movement while parked

What did you install?
In what fashion are they installed on each stabilizer?

Front to rear, triangulated ?

Do you bump the stabilizers to tighten?

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Old 01-27-2016, 10:02 AM   #3
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Our 2013 model 8310SS has 6" I beams. New models have 8" I beams. We understand why Rockwood upgraded the support beams. Walking around in our parked TT causes it to move around a lot. We installed aftermarket stabilizers but they only helped a little.

Probably not the reason they changed, and probably not going to make much of a difference.

Your still going to have vertical movement. The floor is just aluminum tube between the main frame members and its sandwiched into the floor lamination. You have a steel cross member usually about every 4' to 5' apart, which will correspond to one of the tubes and this is where they will attach the floor in the center. It all moves up and down, its called lightweight construction. The larger main frame may take a little bit out but I don't think much.....certainly not all.

I had a 23' Keystone Hybrid with 8" main frame members. It had lots of vertical bounce.
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As long as the weight of the trailer is on the suspension, the trailer will move. The suspension flexes, the tires shift and give, also.
All those stabilizing add-ons help but at a price both in dollars and time spent setting up and adjusting. The folks who have gone this route are usually satisfied that they're worth the time and money, but even they will tell you not all movement is eliminated.
From what I've read on this forum, the folks who place bottle jacks under the frame fore and aft of the wheels have the best results; that's because they are unloading the suspension to a degree.
My wife and I just live with the movement. It's a travel trailer -it's supposed to move.
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I have that same model trailer.
I had the dealer install an extra set of scissors jack just in front of the axle when I bought. It really helps.
Also...wheel chukes at every wheel and Xchocks between the tires.
All together makes for a pretty stable unit.
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I have that same model trailer.
I had the dealer install an extra set of scissors jack just in front of the axle when I bought. It really helps.
Also...wheel chukes at every wheel and Xchocks between the tires.
All together makes for a pretty stable unit.
I too have the same trailer. I didn't get the extra scissor jack (good idea) but I do the wheel chocks and the Xchocks. But I also use Ultra Stacker Jacks (Camping World web site) behind the wheels - I put a board on the ground, the jack, and board between the jack and frame and snug up. Makes a big difference. But you will still get a little movement and may have to snug all the jacks up a bit every so often.
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You could also go to the local auto wrecker and get a couple of car jacks or truck ones. These were $10.00 and were brand new. Took 99% of the bounce out of our 3008 Windjammer. Been discussed here many times.
Also the electric stabilizers don't work that well and I'm going to put manual ones front and back as well.

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