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Old 01-04-2015, 11:59 AM   #1
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Stabilizing 35' trailer after leveling

Hi, I'm new to the forum but not to towing. Have towed TT for 40+ years but only recently advanced to 25' to 35' trailers. I presently own a Windjammer RLT3006W with bunkhouse in the front. I have no trouble leveling a trailer but stabilizing it so I do not feel a "shaking-movement" on the screw down jacks when 4 grandkids, bless their hearts, are running front to rear chasing the dog on a rainy weekend. I do no expect it to be rock solid like my house, after all, it is a trailer. Should I have jacks under the two slideouts? I always use blocks under the four stabilizing jacks then do not need to screw down so far, which I feel is not as stable. Feel free to email in addition to answering here. Thanks, PD pdhjr66gto@yahoo.com And yes, I do have a newly restored purchased new 66 goat, used to tow a 1964 Shasta to CA, in storage.
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:04 PM   #2
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Strong Arm Stabilizer Kit For 5th Wheel Trailer - 6 Bars/Kit-pplmotorhomes.com

And some of these if the strong arm's are not enough.

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-44560-Ol.../dp/B000760FWU

One on each side behind and in front of the axles.
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I use bottle jacks under the axel port and starbord sides. Helps take some of the bounce out. YoHo!
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:05 PM   #4
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sounds like you are doing what you can. Slideout supports are a big no. JT strongarm stabilizers would be a big help along with a pair of X-chocks
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:11 PM   #5
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And yes, I do have a newly restored purchased new 66 goat, used to tow a 1964 Shasta to CA, in storage.
Welcome to the forum from the topside land of Lincoln.

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JT Strongarms, Steadyfast, or any other store bought or home made supports will work the best. Triangulation to the jacks is the key. These are home made and we reduced rocking 99%
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:26 PM   #7
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Trailer shaking

Hi Paul,

I have a 3008W Windjammer and like you have not found a good solution to the shaking movement. I did find this site though that might be of help to both of us. I hope to see some posts from anyone that has tried these to see if they work for them. I am retired with a small pension so I donít buy anything unless I know that it works. Maybe you will find something that works for you and you will share the info. I will subscribe to the thread on the forum and keep an eye out for solutions.

Here is a link that you might find helpful in your search for solutions.

RV Jacks, Stabilizers, Levelers, Chocks - PPL Motor Homes

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Thanks. I have been watching some YouTube videos as to how to install myself. However, I cannot find how to install stabilizers on the front jacks, with a vee front. My front jacks are attached to the frame, where the vee "begins". Maybe the installation instructions would make it more clear to me. Anyone with suggestions? Thanks
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