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Old 06-24-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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Hi i'm new to the forum I bought a 2010 Cherokee 29U travel trailer off my cousin last year .... after owning a 2001 25' Fleetwood Terry 5th wheel a 2003 31' Rvision Hawkeye 5th wheel then a 2007 Heartland 2800 BHS 5th wheel. I camp mostly in Southern Illinois and Southeast Mo. I pull it with a 2011 f150 maxtow with an ecoboost. Only issue so far with the travel trailer is stabilizing I have 2 kids and they take friends and every move the kids make the camper rocks all over the place ... annoying when trying to sleep ..... other than that we love the floorplan and its been a great camper.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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welcome to the forum, if there is an answer these guys and gals will have it.. and again welcome to the forum
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:37 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums! If it is front to back movement, a set of x-chocks between the tires will make a world of difference.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:39 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums! If it is front to back movement, a set of x-chocks between the tires will make a world of difference.
Thanks but we use the Xchocks already so I'm guessing it's side to side i'm not sure I just know it shakes alot more than my rvs have in the past.
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Thanks but we use the X chocks already so I'm guessing it's side to side i'm not sure I just know it shakes alot more than my rvs have in the past.
That is a common issue with stabilizers. They are not designed to take the weight off your tires which is where most of the bounce comes from. There is plenty of discussions already on this forum with many great ideas. X chokes and placing 6x6 blocks under each stabilzer so they are not extended so far will help and not so expensive. You will have plenty to read and some great ideas like, JT strongarms and other stabilzer bars that will help. One fello here welded a scissor jack under his first step on the trailer to lower once set up. Another places a scissor jack on each side at the axles near the tire to lift some of the weight off the tires. While I do not think the shake will ever completly go away these things without a doubt help. Myself I use x chokes on each side and tighten along with 6x6 blocks, not perfect but much better.
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your 2010 Cherokee.
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