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Old 04-18-2014, 09:29 AM   #1
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We've noticed a lot of movement with our new 3001W Windjammer (35ft) even with the stabilizers down. Seems like "bounce", but could actually be front to back movement IMO. How many of you have experienced this and did the addition of something like the BAL X-Chocks cure the problem? We came from a 25ft trailer and it was rock solid with the stabs down. I'll spring for the X Chocks if sure it will cure the problem. The constant movement when walking about the trailer is driving the wife crazy! TIA
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:31 AM   #2
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Yeah, mine doesn't like it either. Unless she is the one doing it

Bal may be able to help some.

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Old 04-18-2014, 09:45 AM   #3
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Welcome to the (Bounce Club)! Do a search on here,stabilization has been discussed Many times! Support from (Frame to Ground) just like any foundation. Long frames sitting on rubber tires and suspension = Bounce!! Youroo!!
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Buy a set of four, place one in front of the front axle on both sides then put one on each side behind the rear axle.

Raise them enough to put good pressure on them but not enough to lift the trailer.


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Old 04-18-2014, 10:32 AM   #5
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I have a 42ft 5th wheel and have the steadyfast stabelizers and they were a big waste of time and money. The manufacture wants me to get rid of my electric jacks in the back and put the sissor jacks. I think if I had it to do over again I would just put sissor jacks on.
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:38 PM   #6
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Buy a set of four, place one in front of the front axle on both sides then put one on each side behind the rear axle.

Raise them enough to put good pressure on them but not enough to lift the trailer.


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That would probably work too, but I think the X-Chocks would would work better on the fore and aft movement. Just looking for X-Chock users and their input as to whether this is the answer. I'll spring for 'em if I know they're gonna work.
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:46 PM   #7
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We all have the same issues with our Windjammers. With our 3008W, we have found the X-chocks somewhat helpful, although to be honest, the movement really doesn't bother me enough when it is just me and my wife to justify the effort on short stays unless the DW complains. Another thing which I've found somewhat helpful is stacking a couple of 6" x 6" lumber blocks under each of the four corner stabilizers to prevent having to extend them too far (i.e., too upright), and then revisiting the four stabilizers on the morning of Day #2 to snug them up in case the blocks have settled into to the ground at all. In the end, I think there is just a fair amount of "bounce" which is unavoidable in these units.
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:02 PM   #8
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I have the X-Chocks and my camper is 34' from tip to tail. I would say they will not solve your issue. It will HELP some. As other have said it is from the bounce. The distance between stabilizers with just your suspension and tires sitting in between. I added the scissor jacks like were suggested above and it made a world of difference. I vote for BOTH. Happy Camping.
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Thanks for the info folks, it was very helpful.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:46 PM   #10
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most trailer owners find using tandem wheel chocks, whether X-chocks or Rotochoks or homemade one like mine, find that most of the movement is eliminated. of course, along with using the stabilzers.

a few decide to add other aftermarket items like the Steadyfast ones.
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