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Old 03-23-2016, 03:35 PM   #21
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Wobble wobble shake.

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I found one x-chock made very little difference. Two made a huge difference. Stacking some boards under the steps was the final piece that had me happy.

Adding another X-Chick is the cheaper if all the alternatives for me. I do not want to replace the jacks that come on the Roo just stop the shaking, drives me nuts
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:05 AM   #22
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You are right OC made me a step support it really helped a lot

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Old 12-25-2016, 03:29 PM   #23
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shake and shimmy in my Forest River Cottage

I've noticed an increase in the shimmy in my Forest River Cottage (destination trailer with rear lounge). I have good weight on the hitch and three pairs of levelers, but my 12-lb cat running through the RV or my getting out of bed in the am will rouse the cats in the aft and will get it to shake.
We re-level the unit every spring and the levelers (BAL-type) aren't extended more than 25% of their extension. It's a major source of annoyance.
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Old 12-25-2016, 05:04 PM   #24
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As an update to this post, I have since installed JT Strong arm stabizers on my camper, this is absolutely the best mod I have done! It makes the camper ROCK solid all the time, the x chocks worked a little but the strong arms make walking around in the camper almost like walking in your house.here are some pics
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Old 12-25-2016, 08:58 PM   #25
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The Strong arms are somewhat similar to the Steady Fast system I installed on our 23IKSS. I checked out both of these before deciding on the Steady Fast system because it looked easier to use, just one wing clamp to undo and tighten for 3 places in the system. Takes only a few seconds longer to set up than without them.
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:38 PM   #26
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I'm looking into installing the jt strongarm...I have a 2017 shamrock 233s...did you install yourself or have a shop do it...looks like a good mod to stabilize the trailer.
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:25 PM   #27
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RCCS, Yes it sure is a nice mod, it takes care of a lot more wobble than you think, I wouldn't be without it after using them.

That said, I did install them myself and it was a lot of work, but well worth it, after doing one set I think I could breeze through another install in half the time.

If you are handy with a drill and socket set you will be fine, I am a retired auto tech so I used my air ratchet and 3/8 air gun so it sped things up a bit.

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Old 01-26-2017, 09:41 AM   #28
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Hey mainframe
I got the strong arm...the way you installed it is probably going to be similar to mine...I got the shamrock 233s...any way you can get a close up pic of the connections....I'm thinking of doing myself...looks pretty basic....the instructions that came with it shows the scissor jacks the other way and I'm just a little confused...no big deal if you can't come up with the pics ...but if you have any other help or ideas that would help me I'd appreciate it ...
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On the front I have the supplied bolt go through the jacks, the other arm connects behind with a tab on the bolt, you gotta pay attention when you take the jack apart to make sure you get those gears correct so the bottom foot is level when it hits the ground.

Also on the front I had to drill out the hole a little so the bolt would fit through, the jacks are made cheap and you gotta treat them as such so go slow when bolting and drilling, the install is a little tough but worth it.

On the back I hooked them to the bottom plate, this had to be drilled perfectly, there is not much metal there, I actually have 2 ad on metal angle pieces made to install in the spring for the rear in the bottom, I also plan to redo my hitch to match one someone posted on another post.

I will try to get you a couple of pics, pm me if you get stuck, once those things are on and working HUGE difference!
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Old 01-27-2017, 02:41 PM   #30
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Don't worry about getting those pics... I already got the front ones in...now I have to figure out the rear...might have to add some steel ..I don't think it would be a good idea securing the mounts to the bumper...your thoughts?...anyone?...here is pics of the front...finishedClick image for larger version

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