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Old 09-16-2009, 02:06 PM   #21
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let me just add being a newbie when i first got my camper it was on some pretty uneven ground and i used my scissor jack to lift the front corner higher and once i put a little too much pressure on it i heard a loud cachunk. it never worked again. the dealer was very nice and sent me another and told me not to try to lift the camper only stabilize with those. So from then on I just snug them.... no heavy lifting.

and now i have a nice level concrete pad.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:24 AM   #22
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I have a question regarding stabilizing our 30WRLS V-Lite. Currently we have the single arm stabilizers and use the scissor wheel chalks. We still experience alot of shake in the TT. I Tried to crank the 4 stabilizers down very tight and still get alot of shake. Would replacing the current stabilizers with the scissor type be a better alternative (Mfg. BAL 7500lb. bearing model)? The underbelly is enclosed and cannot use stabilizer struts (no exposed mounting points). We spent a month in Florida and the shake was wearing both the wife and I out. Need to fix this NOW!! LOL.Also, Should we use a block of wood under each stabilizer, would that help?
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:34 PM   #23
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try adding the centre jacks that i did. if you just want to try it, find two jacks and put them in the centre of the trailer and try walking around. you will be very surprized.
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:47 PM   #24
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I have a question regarding stabilizing our 30WRLS V-Lite. Currently we have the single arm stabilizers and use the scissor wheel chalks. We still experience alot of shake in the TT. I Tried to crank the 4 stabilizers down very tight and still get alot of shake. Would replacing the current stabilizers with the scissor type be a better alternative (Mfg. BAL 7500lb. bearing model)? The underbelly is enclosed and cannot use stabilizer struts (no exposed mounting points). We spent a month in Florida and the shake was wearing both the wife and I out. Need to fix this NOW!! LOL.Also, Should we use a block of wood under each stabilizer, would that help?
Wood blocks under the stabilizer arms will do nothing for this issue. Wheel chocks (assuming you have tandem axles) will minimize fore and aft movement. Vertical movement is caused by the trailer moving up and down on the suspension system as folks move around. Therefor, the only way to eliminate vertical movement is to lift and support the whole trailer weight using jacks, etc so that the trailer suspension (wheels, axle, springs/torsion bars) are not carrying any weight. For me, that would be a major league PITA, so we use wheel chocks and reasonably tightened down stabilizers and learn to live with the vertical movement.

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Old 02-12-2011, 03:56 PM   #25
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I changed the jacks out to scissor jacks and that did very little to help. Try what skidoonut said. I also added one strong arm that I built myself and that helped a lot with the side to side. I will be adding 3 more this spring and the jack in the middle to help with the bounce. I also use wheel chocks and wood blocks.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:29 PM   #26
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I would like to hear from others concerning my post #13. Do members have scissors jacks on their lite weight trailer I-beam frames, and if so, have there been any stress problems??

Inquiring minds want to know.
my Mini Lite 2306 came with scissor jacks from the factory
I have used mine a few times since I have gotten the trailer March 9th without issues with the exception of needing to put some grease on the threaded Rod to make them go up and down smoother
Does that help answer your concern to post #13?
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