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Old 06-13-2010, 11:19 PM   #1
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Shaky Trailer

OK, we've only taken the 26ft Surveyor out 3 times and every time I have the following problems any ideas?

* Even with the stabilizers down and tight it stills shakes!
* Seems that EVERY site is NOT LEVEL!!! What do you do to level port to starboard?

Thanks for any suggestions!
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:30 AM   #2
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I don't have a lot of experience here but from what everyone has told me you place boards under the tires for side to side leveling and then just let your tongue jack up and down for front to back.
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:00 AM   #3
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With the stabilizer jacks down it will shake much less than it will without them down, but it will still shake. I have cut 2x8 boards to fit under my wheels.
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:19 AM   #4
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OK, we've only taken the 26ft Surveyor out 3 times and every time I have the following problems any ideas?

* Even with the stabilizers down and tight it stills shakes!
* Seems that EVERY site is NOT LEVEL!!! What do you do to level port to starboard?

Thanks for any suggestions!
Try out this product for leveling side to side: Tri Lynx Levelers

We have 2 sets (20), and sometimes it takes all of them for the wheels, and jacks......we very seldom camp on a level site.

You are going to find some movement with your trailer unless you put it on on blocks. Chock your wheels tight, lower your stab jacks, and let the remaining motion rock you to sleep.
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:56 AM   #5
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RMGAR,

Port? Starboard?

Well, since my final base was Willow Grove Naval Air Station, I needed to learn the "Navy left and rights" so I knew which way to "Break" for my "Overhead Approaches"

Tower never could figure out "Left Break Approved"
Always some goofy port or starboard thing.

Short word = left
Long word = right

seemed to work most of the time.
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:22 AM   #6
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One thing you may try when stabilizing the trailer, make a set of blocks out of lumber to rise about 8 inches or so to "reach" up to your trailer stabilizer jacks, they seem to become unstable the farther they have to reach to the ground
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:23 AM   #7
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Port? Starboard? I have to wear one green glove and one red one even after sailing for 60+ years.
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To help with the shake, I put a pair of pyramid type screw jacks from Wal-mart on each side of the wheels before I lower my corner jacks. It takes pressure off the suspension in the middle of the trailer which is where the bounce comes from, and I also have a set of "between the wheel chocks" which controls the rocking.
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Lynx Levelers at Walmart about $30.00
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There are several varieties of this on the market that might help.


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