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Old 04-13-2015, 02:36 AM   #41
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I like it. If I remember my apprentice drafting days correctly (pencil and velum, way before CAD) a round tube for the cross support would be stronger than a square or rectangular tube.


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Old 04-13-2015, 07:09 AM   #42
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I'm curious. Some folks put jacks in front of the tires to help with the side to side motion. If you just used two of the outrigger jacks in the same location instead of four' wouldn't that accomplish the same thing? Street side would probably be covered by the slide and a small table curb side would cover the other jack. Stab jacks + x-chocks + outriggers = Stable trailer. I think it would work. JMHO
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:02 AM   #43
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To all that think this idea is Bad because of the (Tripping/Knee Banging) what about (Dog screws for awning and Dogs/ bicycles/ Satellite Dish/ Solar lights/water hoses and filters staked into ground/ clothes lines /Nascar Flags/BBQ grills and lines for tanks /to just name a few! Not counting the Empty Beer & Wine Bottles! Like the C/W Song says (Hes ah Thinkin and Your ah Drinkin)! Youroo!!
Yea...what he said!

I like it, keep up the good ideas!!!
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:03 AM   #44
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...a round tube for the cross support would be stronger than a square or rectangular tube.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:32 AM   #45
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To all that think this idea is Bad because of the (Tripping/Knee Banging) what about (Dog screws for awning and Dogs/ bicycles/ Satellite Dish/ Solar lights/water hoses and filters staked into ground/ clothes lines /Nascar Flags/BBQ grills and lines for tanks /to just name a few! Not counting the Empty Beer & Wine Bottles! Like the C/W Song says (Hes ah Thinkin and Your ah Drinkin)! Youroo!!
Youroo, I agree with you and let's not forget those pesky FW bedroom "head knocker" slideouts. Every time I hit my head on mine, I think "dang someone should have designed that differently...maybe round corners". haha
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:28 AM   #46
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Youroo, I agree with you and let's not forget those pesky FW bedroom "head knocker" slideouts. Every time I hit my head on mine, I think "dang someone should have designed that differently...maybe round corners"...
Rounded corners would just not penetrate as easily but would still be a "Head Knocker"
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Rounded corners would just not penetrate as easily but would still be a "Head Knocker"
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:04 AM   #48
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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)
So, this reads like an ad. Are you selling these? Are you trying to gauge buyer interest? Or what?
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So, this reads like an ad. Are you selling these? Are you trying to gauge buyer interest? Or what?
I'm trying to gauge buyer interest with it, hopefully I can sell my idea to a manufacturer.
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:06 PM   #50
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That's a great idea. Been using that on Fire Dept. ladder trucks forever. The shin buster could be an issue but I would think a cover for them with a little padding would go along way to helping with that problem. Good job.
I do have a cover that i came up wit that will be clamped with the cotter pin on the outrigger so it can stay in place but didn't put it on on the pictures because i wanted people to see the idea i came out with before adding the decorative covers. Thank you for your feed back!
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