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Old 02-16-2014, 06:53 PM   #1
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Question Stabilizing issues

We have a 26RL Forrest River Cherokee Grey Wolf. It's a 2012. We are currently parked on concrete and using cinder blocks under the remote stabilizers and front hitch. The trailer shakes and moves like it hasn't been stabilized at all. I'm at my wits end. This thing rocks when you get inside, when you walk around, roll around in the bed at night, or literally move a muscle. I'm sick of it!

We are new to RV lifestyle though and haven't found our niche. What do I need to purchase or do to get this thing to stop rocking?
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:06 PM   #2
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Have you tried Xchocks between the tires.
They work real good for us.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:12 PM   #3
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No I haven't. Where would I buy them?
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:16 PM   #4
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Get a set of four like these.

Camco Trailer Stabilizer Jack Stands 4/Box (44560) - R V Accessories - Ace Hardware

Put two in front of the front axle and two behind the back axle.
Do NOT lift the unit off the ground.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:18 PM   #5
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Amazon, camper world, any rv deler if ther have supplies. Maybe wally world.
They do help quite a bit. Also discovered this last summer of you can get something under the steps to support them, that really helps the entrance, exit.

I also use a tripod under the pin, if i am going to stay somepace for more than a day or two.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:21 PM   #6
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No I haven't. Where would I buy them?
Got mine from my dealer , but any rv accessories shop have them.
Cost is around 50$ Canadian for a pair.
Hope this helps.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:23 PM   #7
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Get a set of four like these.

Camco Trailer Stabilizer Jack Stands 4/Box (44560) - R V Accessories - Ace Hardware

Put two in front of the front axle and two behind the back axle.
Do NOT lift the unit off the ground.
2 scissor jacks in front of the front axle with U welded to them and bolted to the 2 x 4 frame works great also and you can use a cordless drill to run them up and down.
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X Chocks do work well. You can find them at Camping World, your local RV supplier, on line etc..Price range is typically $70-$100 and if you shop around you may find them between $50-$60. However, I will say you will not eliminate all movement. There are many threads of discussion about stabilization and multiple methods. Despite some movement the RV lifestyle is well worth it!
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The drop down 'stabilizers' are more for show on my unit. The do not work all that well. I have the x-chocks and they help.....To get the job done. Get a pair of scissor for the front and a pair for the back to have real stabilization of your unit.

24" Scissor Jacks - Two jacks with handle - Stromberg Carlson JSC-24 - Stabilizing Jacks - Camping World

I also use the 'save a jack' quick disconnect as the skirts on the sides of my unit hang way down and I can not crank my scissor jacks all the way up.
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I use x chocks, bal lock arms on the scissor jacks and the camco stabilizer jacks and they all work great together.
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all these tips will help remove some of the bounce but do not expect you trailer to be as sturdy as a house. As they are designed to be mobile there is just to much flex in the frame and structure. This has to be there or your trailer would break apart on the highways.
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Note: the X-chocks, or any other between the tire style, will help with front to back stabilization only. If you have the power stabilizers, like I have, they help with side to side stabilization. For those, I've found the less they're put down, the better they are at stabilizing. You said you've already get them on cinder blocks. Do you have room to go 2 high? Or to add some 2x whatever planks? It made a world of difference in our TT to only drop them ~4 inches instead of the 10-12 I had been putting them down.
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There also is a step stabilizer, looks kind of like a kickstand for your step, should be under 20 bucks. I just got one, haven't installed it yet.
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There also is a step stabilizer, looks kind of like a kickstand for your step, should be under 20 bucks. I just got one, haven't installed it yet.
I had one commissioned by oc.


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I had one commissioned by oc.TURBS
Slight correction, that was Ms. Amy's Christmas present/condolence gift for tolerating FT Turbs.
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Slight correction, that was Ms. Amy's Christmas present/condolence gift for tolerating FT Turbs.
Point taken!

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Point taken!
Thus the name (Forked Tongue) FT Turbs.
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There also is a step stabilizer, looks kind of like a kickstand for your step, should be under 20 bucks. I just got one, haven't installed it yet.
Or Car jack. Youroo!!
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You might also think about adding aftermarket permanently installed stabilizers. We did 8 years ago and would n-e-v-e-r be without them again. Mamma is a happy camper and you know what happens when Mamma's a happy camper, right??
They are also a boon in the wind and we don't have to put anything up, take down or find a place to store out old Bi-Pod.
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No I haven't. Where would I buy them?
Amazon has a good price (and you need to buy a pair - one for each side)

Amazon.com: BAL 28012 X-Chock Tire Locking Chock: Automotive

That takes Care of your Front-to-rear Rocking & Swaying. For Side to side, get three sets of these:

Amazon.com: BAL 23216 Lock-Arm Stabilizing Bar: Automotive

Finally, talk to OC (Old Coot) and get his step stabilizer mod and you will be just about as rock solid as a 4 point jacked Class A!

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