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Old 04-10-2015, 10:05 PM   #11
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TRAILER SUPPORT APPARATUS WITH ENHANCED STABILITY

Have you ever been inside your travel trailer when a storms comes thru or during those incredibly windy days? Let me tell you, I have, and it almost feels as if you’re white water rafting. Now that you have that image in your head I can explain to you what I have come up with. I have created a Trailer Support Apparatus with Enhanced Stability or TSAWES(pronounced saws). Yes, I know you may be thinking that there are things already out there that are designed to help with this issue, however this is how mine differs from others. Ordinary jacks that come with any trailer, whether it be manual, electric or hydraulic just don’t stabilize your camper. TSAWES extends the jacks about a foot wider that the width of the trailer, therefore avoiding any “high center of gravity” issues. High center of gravity is when there is more length to an object than there is width, thus creating an unstable area. Take some time and observe your trailer. How high is it? Now look at the width of where the jacks are placed under it. My design extends the jacks about a foot wider on each side than the width of the trailer relieving the extra weight on top and reducing the chances of the trailer tipping over significantly. 62/138,280 (patent pending)
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:15 PM   #12
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got the pics posted
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:39 PM   #13
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I assume that the horizontal bars are removable ?
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Old 04-11-2015, 07:30 AM   #14
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So you made outriggers. Neat idea putting them on a camper, i would just fear me or someone unknowingly walking around the trailer at night
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:25 AM   #15
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That i awesome. How come nobody has thought of this before? What a great way to make the RV more stable.

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Old 04-11-2015, 08:32 AM   #16
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Yeah real knee capper for sure

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Old 04-11-2015, 08:39 AM   #17
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Oilfieldman. I see the jacks around $45 on trailer with a foot. Would need metal work, frame mods etc What is total coat for fabrication? Judging by your title do you setup and live in the trailer while working?
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:42 AM   #18
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Yeah real knee capper for sure. TURBS
Agree, it's a unique idea, but I think I'll stick with my homemade JT Strongarms and extra jacks in front of the axles.
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Boy like the (Outriggers) on the Cranes you (Run/Sleep in) don't (Stick out)! Youroo!! Hey he could place a (Grill on 1-Flag pole on 1-Dish for TV on 1-and a Bicycle rack on the other! See that Guy is way ahead of us! Youroo!!
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Yes I do live in the camper when I'm out on the field working for a minimum of 45 days on 2-4 days off at my actual home. The knee capping at night can be avoided with portable solar lights that can be placed on the outrigger or having your trailer lights on. I'm not home so at the moment but as soon as I get there I will post a pic to show how the knee cap can be avoided! These setup can be placed next to the original jacks or replace them also they can be bolted on or welded. Please feel free to post your pros and cons Thank You!
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