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Old 10-16-2015, 03:41 PM   #1
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Trailer Rocks and Rolls when I or She turns over in Bed!

We have a new Rockwood 32’ TT front kitchen with electric stabilizer jacks front and rear. Last trip we found out that if you walk thru the trailer it is not stable at all….When tried to sleep if one of us turned over, me in the bedroom or my wife on the table/bed the whole trailer rocked. It is not stable!! I plan on putting the 4 sided hand screw jacks under each corner of the slide outs to help stable the trailer.
If that doesn’t work what’s next????? Help Help
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:49 PM   #2
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I've read that it's not a good idea to put jacks under the slide outs but don't remember exactly why. I'm sure someone will chime in.

I had the same issue, DW is very sensitive to it. I bought two stabilizer jacks from Harbor Freight and I put one on each side in front of the axle and it makes a huge difference in stability. Night and day difference. I also added X-Chocks but I'm not sure they made a big difference, need to use them a couple more times.

I also check my electric jacks every day because they have a tendency to relax a little bit after a while.
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:49 PM   #3
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Most people do not recommend putting jacks under the slide outs.
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:09 PM   #4
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I've read that it's not a good idea to put jacks under the slide outs but don't remember exactly why. I'm sure someone will chime in.

I had the same issue, DW is very sensitive to it. I bought two stabilizer jacks from Harbor Freight and I put one on each side in front of the axle and it makes a huge difference in stability. Night and day difference. I also added X-Chocks but I'm not sure they made a big difference, need to use them a couple more times.

I also check my electric jacks every day because they have a tendency to relax a little bit after a while.
I did almost the same to stop the rocking. A pair of X-chocks and (4) Camco 44560 RV Stabilizer Stack Jacks - Walmart.com theses are cheaply made, but helped a bunch. just need quit a few 2 x 8 boards to get them high enough to snug them up to the frame aft of the tires and a pair forward.

I also heard not to put any jacks under the slide-outs.
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:18 PM   #5
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Slide out jacks.......a no no

Slide out jacks
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:48 PM   #6
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On a 35 footer that we used to own, I added scissor jacks to the frame in the middle on both sides. Made a BIG difference.

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snowplus, are you using tandem wheel chocks?(not talking about cheap wedge chocks)
If not, that would be your first step.
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JT Strong Arms and x chocks. Some people have added extra electric stab jacks under trailer in front of the axle with mixed results. Never under the slides, that will wreck the seals and mechanism
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:41 PM   #10
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Part of the game is to identify where the movement is...

Fore/aft movement can be eliminated by the use of the X style chocks between tandem wheels.

Many stabilizers (or at least mine) are angled in to do a good job on the side to side movement.

The up and down is a bit trickier... <insert all kinds of references here>

I have been overly cautious with my electric stabilizers to not run them down too much. But I think this is a mistake. You need to actually put some weight on them for them to really work. I believe you really do need to see the trailer lift a bit. It is a matter of touch to get the right amount of lift though...

It helps to have a circuit breaker on the stabilizers instead of a fuse though.
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