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Old 10-15-2014, 12:27 PM   #1
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Scissor Jack Install Advice

Hi all,
I have a 2015 Wildwood 26TBSS which has the electric stabilizer jacks in the front and the rear. However, I'm getting lots of shake in the trailer, especially in the back (bunks and bathroom). Drives the kids crazy and annoys me to no end when I'm in the loo.

Here's how I'm currently setting up:

1. Level side to side with 2 x andersen levelers (1 under each low side tire).
2. Chock opposite tires
3. Level front to back with the tongue
4. Bring out the slide (level was compensated in step 1 to end up level after the slide out is extended).
5. X-chock on both sides.

Still a good bit of bounce/wobble, so I'm going to add a pair of scissor jacks to help stabilize (not level).

My question is where I should mount these things. Should they be closer to the axles, or closer to the back of the camper? I can see the case for either choice, but I need some experienced advice.

Thanks.
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:43 PM   #2
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On a previous unit, I just installed them half way between the front and rear stabilizers. It worked well.

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Old 10-15-2014, 07:34 PM   #3
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On a previous unit, I just installed them half way between the front and rear stabilizers. It worked well.

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Don,
Take a look at the pic and see where the current stabilizers are on my model and how far back the back section goes from the axles. Half-way would put them in front of the axles (which I'd think would be the same on most models). Did that placement work the same for you, and did it actually stop the rocking in the back of the trailer for you?

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Old 10-15-2014, 07:42 PM   #4
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On my unit which is 35+ feet , I place them just in front of the axles.
It makes a BIG difference in stability
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Old 10-15-2014, 07:45 PM   #5
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As the rear jacks are fairly close to the rear axle I would put a pair right in front of the front axle.
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Well that makes 3 folks all saying the same thing.

We're camping in a couple of weeks, so I'll place them there without permanently attaching them to tweek the placement. Then I'll mount them permanently.

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Try placing some 10 inch square boards under each stab jack to broaden the foot print.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:01 AM   #8
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Well it looks like people have already answered you, but I agree. Mine were placed just ahead of the axles and coincidentally right under the slide out. It will not eliminate ALL of the movement, but you should see a big difference. Good luck.

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Let us know how it works out, I have a 2014 262bhxl and the elec stabilizers seem to be worthless. My dads TT has Manuel and his is so much more stable


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Will do.
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