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Old 09-04-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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Windjammer Stabilization

We bought our 3001W the end of June, I am trying to figure out how to make the TT more stable when its at the campsite. Seems alittle shakey side to side?

I have two BAL x-chocks and two pyramid jacks and still haven't got all the shakes out. I know with the weight on the wheels that I probably can't get it all out, but I think I can get more out. I just need to find the sweet spot to put the pyramid jacks.

I have tried the pyramid jacks between the wheels up to the undercarriage frame. With the full under cover, I was a little uneasy placing the jacks under the TT frame.

Any one with a suggestion?
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:35 AM   #2
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We bought our 3001W the end of June, I am trying to figure out how to make the TT more stable when its at the campsite. Seems alittle shakey side to side?

I have two BAL x-chocks and two pyramid jacks and still haven't got all the shakes out. I know with the weight on the wheels that I probably can't get it all out, but I think I can get more out. I just need to find the sweet spot to put the pyramid jacks.

I have tried the pyramid jacks between the wheels up to the undercarriage frame. With the full under cover, I was a little uneasy placing the jacks under the TT frame.

Any one with a suggestion?
Stabilizers for your jacks such as bal or steady fast .
Or make them as I did .
Triangulation is your key to stabilization !
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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I had a 5th wheel before and using 2 cargo locker bars in an X pattern on the landing gear worked great for me. I did try using them on this TT, between the axles, from the top of the running gear frame to a block of wood behind each set of tires. No luck.

On this TT, the BAL's are doing the job for front to back movement and the pyramid jacks work for middle bounce. My TT has two slides on the same side so when open there is a lot of weight on that side. I would think some slide supports would fix it. But I have also read on here where you should not use those.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:42 PM   #4
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I had a 5th wheel before and using 2 cargo locker bars in an X pattern on the landing gear worked great for me. I did try using them on this TT, between the axles, from the top of the running gear frame to a block of wood behind each set of tires. No luck.

On this TT, the BAL's are doing the job for front to back movement and the pyramid jacks work for middle bounce. My TT has two slides on the same side so when open there is a lot of weight on that side. I would think some slide supports would fix it. But I have also read on here where you should not use those.
Suggest you put the cargo locker bars on the stab jacks, front and back and forget putting them on the axles. Put your pyramid jacks between the axles against the mounting surface and take some of the weight off the tires.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:55 PM   #5
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Suggest you put the cargo locker bars on the stab jacks, front and back and forget putting them on the axles. Put your pyramid jacks between the axles against the mounting surface and take some of the weight off the tires.
What are cargo locker bars?
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:02 PM   #6
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What are cargo locker bars?
Adjustable bars truckers use to secure loads(boxes). They are usually placed between the walls on semi trailers to keep boxes from falling/sliding, etc.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:04 PM   #7
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Adjustable bars truckers use to secure loads(boxes). They are usually placed between the walls on semi trailers to keep boxes from falling/sliding, etc.
Got a photo to share, Dunnc?
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Look in my profile. Albums
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What are cargo locker bars?
The ones I'm talking about you can get them at Home Depot, Lowe's, Harbor Freight or Northern Tools. They are around $20 each. They are designed to use in a pickup. They go from side to side held in place by tension to keep cargo in the bed from sliding around.

Like these...

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_12114_12114?cm_mmc=Google-pla-_-Auto%20Accessories-_-Cargo%20Haulers%20%2B%20Ladder%20Racks-_-33038&ci_sku=33038&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw={keyword}

Or what they said... LOL
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Got a photo to share, Dunnc?
I don't use them, I made my own stabilizers. Was just using the terminology the OP refered to. Google them.
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