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Old 12-13-2012, 03:58 PM   #21
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If they ARE the same, how come if a person asks one of them a question, the other one answers?
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:22 PM   #22
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If they ARE the same, how come if a person asks one of them a question, the other one answers?
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:53 PM   #23
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Lol my point exactly!
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:41 PM   #24
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Adding an extra pair of stabilizer jacks would not work. Get a heafty person to bounce around inside the TT and observe the stabilizer jacks. You will see them flex all over the place. While they look somewhat solid they are not and they need some reinforcement. That's why the TT still moves so much with the jacks down. I noticed the problem when we were returning back from our maiden voyage with the first Flagstaff. It was three days later that we had it totaled in the parking lot of a Pilot gas station. We just got the new unit and either it's been at the dealer or we've been out of town. During the next few months I'm going to see where I can reinforce those jacks with some angle iron, beams, or something to stiffen the legs and other parts that flex.

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Old 12-14-2012, 08:07 PM   #25
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Adding an extra pair of stabilizer jacks would not work...
Beg to differ TeJay, I added stabilizers to the factory stab. jacks and it helped and then added a scissor jack in front of the front axle on both sides and that stopped the bounce on both our 08 Flagstaff 831RLSS and the new 12 Flagstaff 8528RKWS we have now. Very easy, relatively cheap fix.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:56 AM   #26
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Old Coots right, scissor jacks are a lot stronger then the factory stabilizer jacks that come on the trl, and by placing the scissor jacks between the axles you'll stop 90% of the suspension bounce due to frame flex.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:41 AM   #27
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Beg to differ TeJay, I added stabilizers to the factory stab. jacks and it helped and then added a scissor jack in front of the front axle on both sides and that stopped the bounce on both our 08 Flagstaff 831RLSS and the new 12 Flagstaff 8528RKWS we have now. Very easy, relatively cheap fix.
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I think he didn't mean to say that scissor jacks wouldn't work, but more so to my question of if electric stab jacks would work. I'll admit, I REALLY like the lazy convenience of the electric jacks.

I'm going to have to do something. My wife is fairly supceptible to motion sickness and my mother-in-law very much so. Being at distant ends of the camper when we're all staying together has been "interesting" a time or two.

We already have the UltraFab Eliminators (aka kick-off JT's) and RotoChoks which everyone said was the hot lick. There's still a lot of movement.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:42 AM   #28
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It sounds like Tejay is refering more towards the rocking (horizontal movement). This post is about solving the bounce (vertical movement) which adding jacks would help eliminate.
Atleast that's my take on it. And I agree, the jacks would ofcourse help with getting rid of the bounce.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:01 PM   #29
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i wouldnt thinkaerostar jacks to be sturdy enough. sure you aren raising it, just steadying, but an aerostar seems "light" compared to a travel trailer/5ver.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:11 PM   #30
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Don't think the bounce is caused by frame flex as much as it is from the tires/suspension. All the scissor jacks do is eliminate that portion of the problem. The side to side and front to back motion has to be stopped with the stab. jacks, wheel locks/chocks, JT type stabilizers. I made my own JT type stabilizers. Using Bal Chocks (2), homemade stabilizers and the scissor jacks in front of the front axle, we do not have any bounce or movement.
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