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Old 04-23-2020, 12:24 PM   #1
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Stability issues

After corner jacks are securing travel trailer , wheels are secured by expanding scissor jack and 4 extra jack stands are in place our Shasta 29RLK still has a lot of side to side movement and end to end movement. When walking through the trailer the curtains will actually sway back and forth. Any suggestions on how to stop the movement ?
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Old 04-23-2020, 12:40 PM   #2
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people have different 'feelings' about amounts of RV movement, as some are more sensitive to it than others, and some have differing RVs that will have different profiles that lean more toward 'movement' no matter what you try to do about it, outside of sitting the whole frame down on a foundation, at least.

the 'frame' of the RV is the key place to be aware of when it comes to 'how' to minimize movement. Even though you might have jacks or stabilizers on the far front and far rear ends of the frame rails, you can try to also put similar stabilizers every 10-12' along the whole of the rv, if space allows it. Now, your slides and how they are configured are going to come into play, too, as if this includes seating, every time you 'sit' your weight down you are asking a lot of the RV to not move slightly when that happens. You can also deploy slide jacks/stabilizers, which we do on our camper, since that's where both boys 'plop down' to sit at their computers all day!
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Old 04-23-2020, 04:57 PM   #3
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Our TT did the same thing.

Check to see how your stabilizers mount to the frame. Our front mounts were beefy, but my rear mounts looked like this:


My welder boxed-in the L-plates to reinforce them:


New BAL stabilizers just arrived so I'm hoping that things will be firmed-up this weekend!
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Old 04-23-2020, 06:53 PM   #4
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I found using 6X6 blocks under the scissors jacks helped because it kept them from being "stretched" open as far which stiffened them up. Plus I do put a fair amount of pressure on each jack. I'm not worried about frame damage, if bouncing down the road doesn't hurt it, stabilizing jacks certainly won't.
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Old 05-11-2020, 12:39 PM   #5
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Bigfoot Stabilizer

I have a 2014 FR Solera 24R and the Bigfoot Hydraulics stabilizer will not retract. I believe from what I see that the fluid has leaked out. Is there a way to manual operate them?
Thanks for your help.
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I have a 2014 FR Solera 24R and the Bigfoot Hydraulics stabilizer will not retract. I believe from what I see that the fluid has leaked out. Is there a way to manual operate them?
Thanks for your help.
Not without hydraulic oil in the reservoir. You may loosen the hoses at the distribution valve or at each stabilizer and push them to the retracted position, but it will get messy and you will have to find a way to keep the stabilizers retracted until you get the leak fixed.
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