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Old 08-17-2020, 06:40 PM   #1
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Stop movement after leveling

I have a 2019 331K Silverback. Was wondering what to do to stop movement of the coach after six point leveling. When someone walks in the coach you feel the coach move. It almost feels like the jacks aren't down, but they are and coach is level.

When staying for a long period of time I put a tripod on the pin box and supports under the dinning table slide. This seems to help with some of the movement but not completely.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Old 08-17-2020, 06:54 PM   #2
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X-chocks between the wheels on both sides will help and is the easiest and least expensive option to eliminate front to back movement
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Old 08-17-2020, 07:14 PM   #3
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Check Amazon for Camco 44652 wheel chock
Our trailer is 24 feet. I bought a set of the small ones (fairly inexpensive) and they really do reduce the rocking sensation.
We’re very pleased with the results.
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Old 08-18-2020, 01:30 PM   #4
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We have the Anderson jack blocks for our 37mbh...they are the round red blocks with magnets on them that basically seal to the jacks. They keep The jacks from having to extend so far, which keeps more of the legs from coming extending which means less wiggle and less wear and tear on the jack legs.
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Old 08-18-2020, 01:47 PM   #5
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JT Strongarms do wonders for stiffening the jacks and help prevent side to die and fore/aft movement. Since you have a 5th wheel, measure between the front jacks, there are two different kits depending on the spread. There are four arms on the front jacks and two on the rear.

Also be careful with slide jacks, they can do more harm than good if the trailer settles any.
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Old 08-18-2020, 06:15 PM   #6
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I put SteadyFast stabilizers on our 2019 33IK. It improved it quite a bit.

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Old 08-19-2020, 12:53 PM   #7
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I have a 2019 331K Silverback. Was wondering what to do to stop movement of the coach after six point leveling. When someone walks in the coach you feel the coach move. It almost feels like the jacks aren't down, but they are and coach is level.

When staying for a long period of time I put a tripod on the pin box and supports under the dinning table slide. This seems to help with some of the movement but not completely.


Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thank You

Just my opinion but you should never, ever put any type of support under a slide out.



To have a fully stable and motionless RV of any kind is a pipe dream unless you completely get off the wheels and on a block foundation. Much like your home.



Rocking and rolling is just part of the RV experience.

Rock and roll and enjoy.


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Old 08-19-2020, 12:56 PM   #8
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We have a 29IK with Auto level. I have found that the shorter the jacks extend the less movement in the coach. I had some 6x6 treated timber and some 4x4x12 cutoffs that I use as blocking.
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Old 08-19-2020, 02:48 PM   #9
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We have a 29IK with Auto level. I have found that the shorter the jacks extend the less movement in the coach. I had some 6x6 treated timber and some 4x4x12 cutoffs that I use as blocking.
You have the right idea. The legs are wobbly. The more blocking you use the steadier it is.
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I second the Steadyfast stabilizers.
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Old 08-19-2020, 04:28 PM   #11
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I’ve used JT Strongarms for a few years with much success in reducing wiggle. I also used X-chocks but found they didn’t help my particular trailer much. I jettisoned them and started using these stack jacks on each side. They really help. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-19-2020, 04:45 PM   #12
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We have an MBH and use the Anderson Jack Blocks that are red circles as well. The unit is noticeably stabler with them as the jacks don’t have to come out as much. Really nice. Dig around the internet and ended up finding 6 for about $270. Expensive, but wouldn’t go without them.
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Old 08-19-2020, 04:58 PM   #13
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We have had a 6 point leveling system for 9 years. We always use Lynx Blocks under the leveler pads. I always use multiple blocks on the low side/end to shorten jack extension.
We noticed that sometimes after auto level the RV was rock solid, and sometimes there was a lot of movement. We determined the difference was a combo of jack extension, and how much weight was still on the tires.
So when we have too much movement, I will manually move both sides up about an inch (taking weight off the tires) and it usually decreases overall movement of the RV. Something to try to see if it works for you.
If not, SteadyFast is a sure bet to decrease movement, and you won't waste $$$ trying all the other gadgets that have minimal affect.
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Old 08-19-2020, 05:27 PM   #14
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Ah heck, the movement of the RV is half the fun, lets everybody else in the Campground think that you're having lots of crazy sex. Just when you leave the RV remember to Grin!! or you could also just block up the jacks and keep them as short as possible too. Sigh......
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Old 08-19-2020, 07:06 PM   #15
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Stable

I found putting Lynx bricks under the levelers and the X-Chocks between the wheels improved stability. The shorter height levelers are out, the stiffer they are. I used slide stabilizers early on to try to solve problem. Two problems-1. after a short time as the trailer settles, all the weight is on your slides 2. If you ever forget to remove them and start slide coming in. This could cause an expensive repair.
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I’ve used JT Strongarms for a few years with much success in reducing wiggle. I also used X-chocks but found they didn’t help my particular trailer much. I jettisoned them and started using these stack jacks on each side. They really help. Attachment 236982


We use old slide out supports like you are using the jack stands in this picture

We put them in front of the front tires to supplement our Steadyfast, 4pt auto level, kingpin bi-pod, and a Valterra stabilizer at rear under bumper....very very stable on our seasonal site full concrete pad
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I have a 2019 331K Silverback. Was wondering what to do to stop movement of the coach after six point leveling. When someone walks in the coach you feel the coach move. It almost feels like the jacks aren't down, but they are and coach is level.

When staying for a long period of time I put a tripod on the pin box and supports under the dinning table slide. This seems to help with some of the movement but not completely.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thank You
I installed Jy Strong arm. Completely eliminated all movement!
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Old 08-20-2020, 11:36 AM   #18
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If you do use blocks, just make sure you don't do what I saw someone do. They used 2 4x4, one on top of each other on all jacks, the trailer shifted and fell off twisting the jacks. oops. If you use 4x4, make sure 2 side by side per level up!
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Old 08-21-2020, 04:25 AM   #19
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I think mine leaks off

I have a 2018 Cardinal 3456 and when in storage,(I only use the front jacks when in storage)I notice after a couple of months I come back and my front jacks have leaked off and the nose is down and when staying in it for an extended period (a couple of months) it has a lot of movement so my guess is they all are leaking off. From this post and reply it sounds like this might be normal. Or is it just a Lippert thing.
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X-chocks and Steadyfast helped mine out. It's not 100% but enough it doesn't bother me.
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