Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-08-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
lindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Jamestown NY
Posts: 588
Stopped THE BOUNCE!

Tried all the usual ways of stopping trl bounce when walking inside. Have wheel chock locks, and strong arm bars on the rear jacks. Trl still has the suspension bounce when someone walks around inside. Got to looking at the 6 point level sys on 5th wheels and saw that they position 4 of the jacks right infront and behind the trl axles. SOOOOO I went to the local junk yard and got 2 scissor jacks out of Ford Windstar vans. The jacks have a jacking plate that fits around the steel plate that's welded to the trl frame between the axles. Run the scissor jacks up tight and then just a bit more to take the load off the trlr axle suspension - NO MORE suspension bounce. DW"S VERY HAPPY NOW!!!!!
__________________

__________________

2012 Winnebago "Journey To Insanity" 40U
2008 Dakota Sport 4x4
2004 Subaru Baja - DW's
2006 Honda Shadow Aero - TOAD for now.
F.R.O.G. member
lindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 01:08 PM   #2
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Did something similar to ours.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Axle stabilizer jack.jpg
Views:	249
Size:	29.4 KB
ID:	22126   Click image for larger version

Name:	Passenger Side AxleJack 1.jpg
Views:	241
Size:	45.7 KB
ID:	22127   Click image for larger version

Name:	Passenger Side AxleJack Frame Mount.jpg
Views:	230
Size:	29.7 KB
ID:	22128  
__________________

__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 01:48 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 732
that's a very clever idea, why windstar vans? are the jacks taller than others? thanks. Don
__________________
Of all the things I've lost in my life the thing I miss the most is my mind!
prairiecamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 01:49 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 368
Looks and sounds very good and if the solution seems to be even applied by dunnnc it is something to do next year. :-)
__________________
Flying dutchman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 01:50 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 368
Dunnnc = oldcoot by the way
__________________
Flying dutchman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 03:33 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
lindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Jamestown NY
Posts: 588
prairiecamper, The Windstar jacks had a jacking plate that wit over a metal ridge un the underside of the van, the cap in the jack plate to fit over this ridge was just wide enough to also fit over the metal plate that is welded to the trl frame right between the wheels, thus providing a more stabel jack point. Dunnnc, I'd thought of also permanently mounting mine someway centered between the 2 axles, but was afraid that in the event of a blow out the jack would be ripped away and who knows what it might take with it. Guess I'll just stick with putting them between the axles when I get to the campsite.
__________________

2012 Winnebago "Journey To Insanity" 40U
2008 Dakota Sport 4x4
2004 Subaru Baja - DW's
2006 Honda Shadow Aero - TOAD for now.
F.R.O.G. member
lindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #7
Oklahoma Proud
 
MillerTime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: central OK
Posts: 2,775
That is great idea! I have been wanting to do something like this to our fiver
__________________
MillerTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 09:52 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
troyt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: West Central, MO
Posts: 259
I started using the scissor jack method this year. Makes a tremendous difference.
__________________

2006 Dodge 2500 Crew Cab 5.9L Cummins 4X4 200k mls
2010 Forest River Flagstaff 831QBSS - Equal-i-zer Hitch
2011 HD FatboyLo & 2000 Honda Shadow 1100
Nights Camped 2010 (7), 2011 (15), 2012 (35) 2013 (40) 2014 (22) 2015 (12) 2016 (10) 2017 (?)
troyt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 10:51 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Helmsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 774
I have a spare set of stab jacks that I use in front of the axles and it makes a larger difference in bounce. One of these days I might get around to mounting them, but for now they are easy enough to throw back in the basement when we are leaving.
__________________
2015 Chevy 3500HD
2013 Sandpiper 365SAQ
Helmsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 11:45 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
lindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Jamestown NY
Posts: 588
DANG!! How comes every time I think I've come up with a new and improved GOOD IDEA it seems they're already taken by a dozen theres??????
__________________

__________________

2012 Winnebago "Journey To Insanity" 40U
2008 Dakota Sport 4x4
2004 Subaru Baja - DW's
2006 Honda Shadow Aero - TOAD for now.
F.R.O.G. member
lindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:27 AM.