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Old 05-08-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
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Unhappy Stabilizer on 21SS slide out?

I have recently purchased a Forest River Shamrock 21SS with a slider on the one side. While my family absolutely loves the camper, we have encountered a problem after the unit is leveled and set up - it rocks terribly! When someone is walking through the unit, rolling over in bed, it is like we are on a boat in rough seas! The unit is level and stabilizers are down with 4x6 blocks under them with 3 leveling blocks on top of the 4x6, chocks on the wheels, and leveling block under the tongue so the wheel jack does not roll. My question, and it's probably a dumb one - are there supposed to be stabilizers on the slide out? It would seem to me that there should be some sort of leg that comes down to handle the weight of the slider when fully extended. Any help is appreciated!
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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Our toy hauler used to be somewhat rocky not like yours it doesn't sound liked though. But I bought the x chocks the ones that go between the tires and that helped and almost took all the rocking away. Something to look into maybe it might help you.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:25 AM   #3
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The X chocks will help with front to back movement, but either JT Strongarm stabilizers or something similar, homemade or other.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:26 AM   #4
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No stabilizers under the slide out - you're likely to damage them with the movement (think - the camper will still move, the slide won't - something's gotta give).

The movement can be lessened by products like JT's StrongArms (or UltraFab Eliminators or the Steadyfast system or your own DIY triangulation stabilizers).

You also want to use a good between-the-wheel chocks if it's a dual axle camper.

And finally, if you're still having movement - a couple of jacks in front of/behind the axles are supposed to work wonders (just more things to do at setup and breakdown time).
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:43 PM   #6
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No stabilizers under the slide out - you're likely to damage them with the movement (think - the camper will still move, the slide won't - something's gotta give).

The movement can be lessened by products like JT's StrongArms (or UltraFab Eliminators or the Steadyfast system or your own DIY triangulation stabilizers).

You also want to use a good between-the-wheel chocks if it's a dual axle camper.

And finally, if you're still having movement - a couple of jacks in front of/behind the axles are supposed to work wonders (just more things to do at setup and breakdown time).
X2, never put stabilizers under your slideout.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:53 PM   #7
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X2, never put stabilizers under your slideout.
x3! There should be warnings in the manual NOT to do this.
It will void the warranty.
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