Originally Posted by Teddee
Ok...pardon the newbie here...Old Coot, what are bal chocks and and JT type stabilizers? We have quite a bit of movement in our TT. I was thinking that a jack that would hold up the slide-out would help. We have a 17 yr old at the other end of our TT and she walks heavily. I sometimes feel I am going to be bounced out of bed!
Bal chocks are a brand of wheel chocks that go between the wheels. Another brand is RotoChocks (RotoChoks, spelling?!). There are others, but essentially they go between the 2 wheels on a tandem axle trailer and lock them in place. Vs. wheel chocks that go on the outside of the wheels (rubber or plastic).
JT's are stabilizers that essentially use "triangulation" to steady up the camper at the stabilizers. The go from the stabilizer to the frame and help take some of the movement out. Again, JT's Strongarms are a brand. A knock off is the UltraFab Eliminators. Another is SteadyFast and there's also an RVer who makes and sells his own.
Generally what you're asking about is frowned upon by many manufacturers because they can put undue pressure onto the bottom of the slide floor. It's not meant to be pushed up upon. To get rid of trailer bounce, you need to secure the frame of the trailer in some way.
Personally, I have the wheel chocks and UltraFab Eliminators and still have a fair amount of movement. My plan is to get these scissor jacks for under the frame ahead of and behind the axle and hope to get rid of most of it with them.