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Old 04-04-2011, 11:10 PM   #1
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Shaky Roo...what to doo

Hi Yall:
We are camping in the roo and we love the space. However, this is our 3rd camper and by far the shakiest. When my teenage daughter and her friend move on the front bunk...the entire thing moves. I have both wheels choked or chucked or however it is spelled on both sides front and rear. The stabilizers are down and tight. Any and all ideas welcome here...

Signed Shaky Roo in Paradise....

PS that stupid carbon monoxide/lp gas detector goes off even though the gas is off and not in use...I am thinking of getting my wire cutters and making a mod.....
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:21 PM   #2
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Hey Bob
Funny as it sounds to cut the carbon monoxide / LP gas detector - maybe you have a faulty detector or possibly a leak somewhere and it really isnt faulty - maybe try reseting the breaker to it or push the test button or blow into the sensor to try and clear it out

Maybe try putting a 2x6 under each feet/ foot of the leveling jacks so they are not so extended out - I read somewhere that if the scissor jack is extended way out it will not help with the stability of the trailer.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:40 PM   #3
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Bob, do you just have the wedge chocks on the wheels or do you have a tandem wheel chock?

you really need tandem wheel chocks on both sides, along with the stabs down. the plastic wedge chocks aren't going to prevent movement like tandems.

are you sure your battery is good? normally the detector goes off when the battery is low.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:56 PM   #4
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The detector will also go off with certain hair sprays, deodorants, air fresheners, etc. It will go off when the 12 volt battery is low, but will be rhythmic beep. Since you mentioned front bunk, do you still have the tongue jack gown and tight?
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:31 AM   #5
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PS that stupid carbon monoxide/lp gas detector goes off even though the gas is off and not in use...I am thinking of getting my wire cutters and making a mod.....
I had the same issue on my '11 Shamrock and called MTI Industries in Volo, IL - the makers of the combo alarm, CO2 and LPG, they had a bad batch of models last year and they sent me a brand new one.

Probably worth a phone call.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:18 AM   #6
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Hi Yall:
We are camping in the roo and we love the space. However, this is our 3rd camper and by far the shakiest. When my teenage daughter and her friend move on the front bunk...the entire thing moves. I have both wheels choked or chucked or however it is spelled on both sides front and rear. The stabilizers are down and tight. Any and all ideas welcome here...

Signed Shaky Roo in Paradise....

PS that stupid carbon monoxide/lp gas detector goes off even though the gas is off and not in use...I am thinking of getting my wire cutters and making a mod.....
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Do you have X-Chocks between both wheel sets?
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Hi Yall:
We are camping in the roo and we love the space. However, this is our 3rd camper and by far the shakiest. When my teenage daughter and her friend move on the front bunk...the entire thing moves. I have both wheels choked or chucked or however it is spelled on both sides front and rear. The stabilizers are down and tight. Any and all ideas welcome here...

Signed Shaky Roo in Paradise....

PS that stupid carbon monoxide/lp gas detector goes off even though the gas is off and not in use...I am thinking of getting my wire cutters and making a mod.....
Very sorry about your 'wobble' but I dont know enough about that to give any advice.
I do however want to veer you away from your impulse to dis-connect the detectors.
Please dont do that.....years ago a close friend of ours rented RV's (2 of them) for a bunch of guys, 4 men from the second trailer died.
The detector's had not gone off to warn them.
It still freeks me out when I think about it.
I will be adding a back-up battery powered detector just to always be on the safe side.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:26 AM   #9
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Thanks Guys....I don't have X choks...I think y'all are right on there. We just have the plastic ones on wheels...fore and aft. We are at a state park with shore power...but the detector only went off yesterday morning...been quiet since then.
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The X-Chocks will probably eliminate 90% or more of your wobble.
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