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Old 06-19-2016, 11:57 PM   #1
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Stabilizer?

Should the jacks be set down on lynx levelers, wood or on flat pads to ground level? Trying to prevent shaking when someone rolls over in bend in a HW296 .
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:44 AM   #2
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They should be deployed on a Big Footprint solid piece! Youroo!!
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:12 AM   #3
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I put lynx under mine, but it's mainly for lack of something to do with them (I use Anderson levelers now). Some campgrounds require use of jack pads also. Ideally, the larger / flatter / harder the surface, the less movement. Flat concrete would be better than the plastic Lynx blocks as they flex a little. For dirt or gravel, I'd definitely use the blocks.
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:40 AM   #4
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I use Bal X-Chocks to lock the tires on my HW296. This reduced the rocking
more than anything else I've tried.
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My Andersen kit came with 4 pads for levelers. I use those, unless I am on a concrete/asphalt pad.
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We use wheel chocks and the "lego" style blocks for 2 reasons. 1 - to give the small jack pads something firm to sit on and spread the load and 2 - so the jacks aren't extended all they way (when on an un-level site). The more you have the jacks "vertical" the less stable I've noticed the rig becomes. Think of a camera tripod. With the 3 legs spread out it's very stable. If you take the same tripod and don't extend the legs, it's very unstable.

I've seen people (aka, my brother) use scrap pieces of 2x6, or larger, for the tongue and corner jacks. However, there's always a cup (or warp) to the boards so the boards rock like crazy and no matter how much I tell him he doesn't seem to get it.
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I use pads under my stabilizers, I installed the steady fast system and use x-chocks on both sets of wheels. My rig is rock solid now the way my class A was with the jacks down. I always use pads under my stabilizers regardless of surface
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I have used 2X6 pieces approximately 8" long. They seem to be fine whether on dirt, gravel or pad. The Bal leveler really helps. I have some of the lego style blocks from the previous owner. I may try them next time to compare.
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Should the jacks be extended to the max to make contact?
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Should the jacks be extended to the max to make contact?
On uneven ground? In general they should judt touch the ground......if it starts raising the camper box........it's going to cause an issue/s.
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