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Old 04-17-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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new Salem Cruise Lite 195BH has the wobblies?

We picked up our travel trailer this past Saturday, and just visited it at the storage lot to outfit the inside with some stuff in prep for our first camping trip with it.

I have never had an rv before... but I noticed that while we were inside it was real wobbly. I have some yellow leveling blocks underneath the tongue and wheel chocks behind the wheels, but it still felt like we were at sea when the wind blew.

We have this travel trailer (195BH - Cruise Lite FS Edition Travel Trailer):
Cruise Lite Travel Trailer by Forest River

We purchased it at the RV show this winter, and it did not sway around like that. I have looked online and saw that there are a number of options, but I have no idea what to buy - please help!

Thanks!
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:26 PM   #2
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Do you have stabilizer jacks? I added them to my Cruise Lite and it helped a lot when the jacks are down during camping.

Also called scissor jacks. I recommend four jacks - one at each corner. I use a drill with a socket to lower or raise the jacks instead of using the hand crank.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:33 PM   #3
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No we don't have any stabilizer jacks -- any recommendations as to the type or brand? Also where do we place them? Sorry to ask so many questions!
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:31 PM   #4
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even popups come with at least two stabilizing jacks! are you sure you don't have a couple on the rear of the trailer?
also, you need to get tandem wheel chocks. using cheap wedge chocks will not prevent movement like tandem chocks will.

between the stabilizers and the tandem chocks, most trailer owners see a significant drop in movement.
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thanks for the info - just placed an order for 4 scissor jacks! the tandem chocks won't work for me because there is only 1 set of wheels on my trailer.
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if it's a single axle, look at the best thing out there for it, from BAL:

BAL - Innovative Products for the RV Industry

they also make the Leveler which can be combined with the Chock.

BAL also makes the stabilizer jacks, which are NOT to be used for leveling.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:14 AM   #7
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thank you for the recommendation, those look much better than the yellow plastic ones i've already purchased. i just got the last 2 on amazon
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No we don't have any stabilizer jacks -- any recommendations as to the type or brand? Also where do we place them? Sorry to ask so many questions!
So I'm really curious. Did your trailer really not come with any scissor type stabilizers under the unit? Or is this really about adding additional stabilizers?
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We haven't been out to see the trailer (it's at a storage place) since this post, so I can't say for certain - but on the forest river web site the scissor jacks are listed as an optional accessory for this model.

I bought some just in case, we are going back out to install them and put on the better wheel chocks this week. If there are no scissor jacks, my opinion of this RV dealer will sink quite a bit - especially considering we are newbies and have no idea what we need.
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We haven't been out to see the trailer (it's at a storage place) since this post, so I can't say for certain - but on the forest river web site the scissor jacks are listed as an optional accessory for this model.

I bought some just in case, we are going back out to install them and put on the better wheel chocks this week. If there are no scissor jacks, my opinion of this RV dealer will sink quite a bit - especially considering we are newbies and have no idea what we need.
A quick call to the dealer will answer your questions.
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