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Old 08-24-2012, 10:34 AM   #11
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Make sure your rear jacks (behind the axles) are actually touching the ground. The levelers, when fully extended barely reach the ground on mine. I noticed once it said it was level and one of the levelers wasn't even touching the ground. Put a few blocks under each leveler and try again. If that doesn't work I would take it back to the dealer. It's unfortunate but this leveling system is kinda pointless with the Columbus.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:25 PM   #12
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Make sure your rear jacks (behind the axles) are actually touching the ground. The levelers, when fully extended barely reach the ground on mine. I noticed once it said it was level and one of the levelers wasn't even touching the ground. Put a few blocks under each leveler and try again. If that doesn't work I would take it back to the dealer. It's unfortunate but this leveling system is kinda pointless with the Columbus.
Thanks for the advice..... We had place blocks under the levelers and tried to see if it got rid of the swaying ... Still at sea on land... Our service person has a call to the Columbus rep. We're sure they will come up with a solution so we can head out with our camper. Thanks again.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:15 PM   #13
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I am having a set of JT Strong Arm stabilizers installed at this very moment. When I get my trailer back, I'll let ya'll know how they work.
I have determined that the right side slide is very heavy and contributes to the movement. I have considered installing a couple of slide stabilizers on that side to reduce the movement.
I'll wait, though, until I try the JT's.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:52 PM   #14
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I am having a set of JT Strong Arm stabilizers installed at this very moment. When I get my trailer back, I'll let ya'll know how they work.
I have determined that the right side slide is very heavy and contributes to the movement. I have considered installing a couple of slide stabilizers on that side to reduce the movement.
I'll wait, though, until I try the JT's.
By "slide stabilizers" do you mean something to put under the slide itself? That might help a bit, but you cannot put any weight on them, as that would push the slide away from its seal to the camper wall.
The StrongArm stablizers will help a lot. Are you getting them put ont he back as well?
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By "slide stabilizers" do you mean something to put under the slide itself? That might help a bit, but you cannot put any weight on them, as that would push the slide away from its seal to the camper wall.
The StrongArm stablizers will help a lot. Are you getting them put ont he back as well?
I was looking at the slide stabilizers at Camping World and I thought the same thing you mentioned, and I would be concerned that the slide would lift off of the gear rack. I was going to check with other people that use them and see how they work for them.
As for the JT's, they're being installed just as they are at the factory, welded to the frame; 4 in the front and 2 in the rear. I couldn't beat the price so I'm hoping they do their job. It would make DW very happy.... and you know, if momma ain't happy, nobody's happy.
I also have used a tri[pod under the pin. It helps when in the bedroom, but not the rest of the trailer.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:56 PM   #16
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We have the stabilzer arms on the front landing gear of our fifth, and they help immensely. But we don't have them on the back, yet, and we still get some wiggling back there. I'll bet that with the full set on your camper, it will be pretty darn solid.
We added a set of X-chocks for the wheels, but really didn't notice much change with them. I think the front stablizers were stopping the fornt-to-back movement already.
So now we just have a jiggly rear end!
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