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Old 02-11-2011, 11:00 PM   #1
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Hey guys newbie here. I've read forms lots of ideas but how do I get the shakes out of my trailer? I do have xchocks and the trailer level but it still has the shakes when people are moving around. Also does the slide out on my 26tbss need supports? Thanks guys. We are out enjoying the new camper this weekend. Just kind of annoying feels like I'm on a boat!

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Old 02-11-2011, 11:14 PM   #2
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Are you using stabilizer jacks on the front and rear?
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:15 PM   #3
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modern slides don't need supports and will damage them.

are you using the xchocks on both sides and are the stabs down and tight?

there are some new products that connect the stabs to the frame, like a brace.
but, remember, you're in a trailer, not a house. you're going to get some movement unless you take the axles off and put it on a slab.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:17 PM   #4
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Are you using stabilizer jacks on the front and rear?
Yes there are 4 one on each corner. Came on the rig.
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:08 PM   #5
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Well, first you're gonna have to define "shakes" a bit better.

If you want it to feel like you're walking around you house you might as well give it up now.

If you've got a couple 200-300 pounders stomping around inside, same deal. It's gonna move.

Truth is, it's a trailer and it's gonna move some.

I'd say if you have the stabs out, xchocks in and leveler blocks down, it's probably as stable as you're gonna get it short of reinfocing the frame, floor and several hydrulic levers.

One thing you could try though:

Put a jack (trailer stab jack) just in front of (or behind) the main wheels on each side. Just load the frame (the actual frame, not the body) a small amount. What you're doing is taking the weight off the springs that the middle of the trailer is supported by and solid mounting it. It will remove a fair bit of "bounce".

Other than that, just enjoy being in the trailer away from it all....it's all part of the experience...

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ours does the same, I built a stabilizer similar to a "strong arm" type product. I only made one and installed it on the rear and it helped a lot. over the never ending winter I made 3 more and will install this spring. I will also install another jack by the wheels to help with the bounce.
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ours does the same, I built a stabilizer similar to a "strong arm" type product. I only made one and installed it on the rear and it helped a lot. over the never ending winter I made 3 more and will install this spring. I will also install another jack by the wheels to help with the bounce.
Would love to see pics of what you built.
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Hey guys newbie here. I've read forms lots of ideas but how do I get the shakes out of my trailer? I do have xchocks and the trailer level but it still has the shakes when people are moving around. Also does the slide out on my 26tbss need supports? Thanks guys. We are out enjoying the new camper this weekend. Just kind of annoying feels like I'm on a boat!

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Old 02-14-2011, 08:56 AM   #9
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I used 1" and 3/4" tube. two wing nuts to secure. the channel that connects to the frame has been replaced with a thicker piece. I will add 3 more this year. the one arm greatly reduced the amount of movement.
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I was not happy with the interior movement for 8 years. For the last 6 we've been very happy once we added permanently attached stabilizers to our jacks. We use Plug It Right Stabilizers and are again happy campers. Diana
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