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Old 08-20-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
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Camper shake

Anyone have any suggestions to help minimize the camper shake as people move around?
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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Anyone have any suggestions to help minimize the camper shake as people move around?

Scissor Jacks 1-2 feet off the 4 corners.
X stabilizers between the tires.
Have most of your activities outside the camper.... for you are going 'camping', get outside.
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Have them do all of their moving outside.

Sorry, couldn't resist. I have wondered the same thing. Some claim that x-chocks or similar products help some, at least with the forward/backward motion.
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Sorry hit send to quickly, wanted to add to my question. Someone suggested to me to use silicone spray on the rubber around the slides and the slide tracks during each use. Thoughts on this?

Yes, we spend most time outside, question pertains more to at night when trying to sleep.

Have the x block wheel chocks which do help, and of course using the 4 stabilizers on the camper.
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Sorry hit send to quickly, wanted to add to my question. Someone suggested to me to use silicone spray on the rubber around the slides and the slide tracks during each use. Thoughts on this?

Yes, we spend most time outside, question pertains more to at night when trying to sleep.

Have the x block wheel chocks which do help, and of course using the 4 stabilizers on the camper.
Stabilizers..... are not the same as Scissor jacks. I have Factory electric stabilizers on my camper and they are almost junk for the size of the camper. I have installed quick disconnect scissor jacks in the front of my camper and it made a world of difference for stability for the front. I will install scissor jacks to the rear when I get it back from the Dealer (third time of warranty repairs)
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Short of removing the axles and having the entire frame sitting on the ground, I figure this is just something I have to live with. I just don't see a way you can remove 100% of the wiggle with something that is sitting on flexible suspension...

I agree on the silicon spray, or any appropriate rubber conditioner, periodically.
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Camper shake

We agree with snugging down the stabilizers and installing X-chocks to keep the fore/aft motion to a minimum. We also place a bottle jack under each side of the tt between the axles where they mount to the frame, our suspension is the rubber one not sprung. By just taking a bit of the tt weight off the tires you get rid of the "bounce" caused by walking around inside. This makes the tt as motion free as possible short of putting the tt on blocks.
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We agree with snugging down the stabilizers and installing X-chocks to keep the fore/aft motion to a minimum. We also place a bottle jack under each side of the tt between the axles where they mount to the frame, our suspension is the rubber one not sprung. By just taking a bit of the tt weight off the tires you get rid of the "bounce" caused by walking around inside. This makes the tt as motion free as possible short of putting the tt on blocks.

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JT strong arms help with side to side as well as front to rear.
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ooooh...bottle jacks. You may prove to be my hero here. Off to the store!
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Re-check your stabs. I usually find I have shifted and one is off the ground when the shake is bad.
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