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Old 05-05-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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Stablizing the Roo

Ok, playing with my new 2013 Roo. When I have the stablizing jacks down and a chock on the tires, the trailer is still rocky. You walk from one side to the other or even shack your booty the trailer rocks. My popup never rocked so much in fact it was pretty solid and the dealer did not explain to me really how to stabilize it much. The book says some models came with an Ebreak but I can't find one. Any ideas or suggestions from current Roo owners?
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:09 PM   #2
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I got a set of X-chocks from Amazon and they are aMAZing. What you can do, when you chock up, put the back chocks down, drive onto them just a bit, and have someone put the front ones on. That could help you, also.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:14 PM   #3
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x2 on the X-Chocks. The chocks that I use are BAL 28012 X-Chock Tire Locking Chock. $78 for a pair at Amazon
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Same idea, different brand - RotoChoks.

As well, can you use a product like JT's StrongArms or SteadyFast or UltraFab Eliminators? It's another way of firming stuff up.
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So I need to find a way to lock the tires basically?
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That's a start, yes.
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Maybe I need to crank the stabilizers a little higher. How do you know if its too high other than the tires are off the ground?
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Maybe I need to crank the stabilizers a little higher. How do you know if its too high other than the tires are off the ground?
Generally, you don't want to lift the camper by the stabilizers at all. It can twist the frame and you'll know because doors can get hard to open/close.

You want them snug. I would hit ground and then give my pop-up camper's stabilizers a little push and leave it at that. Same idea with stabilizers on bigger campers.

To get the movement out- you really need between the wheel chocks and you need to add triangulating stabilizers mounted to your stabilizers. Then, depending on if you still have movement- extra stabilizer jacks near the axles are supposed to help (my 42' fifth wheel still moves a good bit after both of the above).
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