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Old 07-26-2011, 06:54 AM   #1
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Camper is "wobbly" once setup

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I have recently purchased a 2011 Roo 233S and the family LOVES this rig, we are having a blast this summer in it. My only complaint is that once the unit is setup, we find it to be quity wobbly, I have factory installed scissor jacks and I also purchased higher end wheel chocks as well. I have been camping for years with a pop-up and found that to be more stable than this unit and it is driving my wife crazy!
Any advise is appreciated


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Old 07-26-2011, 08:52 AM   #2
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You can't compare a short pop up o a 24 foot trailer. Put more pressure on the scissor jacks, or add some near the middle. Not sure if you are experiencing frame flex or not. Make sure you keep pressure on the tongue jack as well.

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Old 07-26-2011, 12:25 PM   #3
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which "higher end wheel chocks" did you get?
and tell us your setup procedure. maybe you're doing something out of order or incorrectly.
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:23 PM   #4
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those X wheel chocks i hear work awesome to.
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:48 PM   #5
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I would try something like these on either side of the front frame, assuming you don't have front jacks. Camco 44560 Olympian RV Aluminum Stack Jack Stand - 4 Box: Automotive
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:17 PM   #6
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DaveO; Did you get high end wheel chocks, or the wheel locks that go between the wheels and lock them from moving. With our ROO 23SS (same trl excpt no side bunk and a large slide). Ours wobbled from front to rear a lot till I got a set of cheap plastic type wheel locks that went between the tires and stopped all movement.

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Old 07-26-2011, 07:24 PM   #7
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You will always have this feeling because of the location where you sleep. Far away from the trailer box and no support for this extra lenght. I had the same problem with my flagstaff. every time you turn in your bed at night the whole trailer shakes. Sound familiar to you?
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:26 PM   #8
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My 31 foot Rockwood with quad bunks in the back is like a bouncy castle at night when the kids and dogs are at that end....I have yet to find a the wheel chocks....tried blocking the electric stabililizer jacks at a number of different heights....still bouncy. I think the only solution is to put 4 extra scissor jacks in the corners....ones that have no play in them, because my stabilizers seem to have a fair amount of play due to the self leveling aspect....or maybe it is frame flex...not really sure.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:49 PM   #9
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I have the same trailer and have tried everything I can think of from the X chocks to more pressure on the jacks. I haven't found anything that's taken the wobby out, yet.
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Our 21SS moves quite a bit. Last week while I was sitting outside I seen the tires rolling to and fro while kids were walking inside. I am sure the tire chocks between the tires have to help at least a little. They are on my list..

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