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Old 07-14-2016, 07:54 PM   #31
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Your welcome JMack. If you need any additional pics or info just ask. Let us know how it goes with the hubby! I think ya'll will find them useful.

Skyron, I'd be interested in seeing some pics of your "offset V" configuration.
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:14 PM   #32
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Homemade stabilizers

Our trailer is a Skylark 2012 with a rear ' Z' tail piece connecting the bumper to the frame and really the bottom flange inconveniently facing or pointing the wrong direction. The only easy reachable location to use the stabilizers. The stabilizers offset 'V' with the aluminum reinforcing with countersunk 2 inch screws works well at this point load. I used aircraft cable and crimped for the connection to the tie down straps. The crimped connection would require near 1000 lbs. of pull to separate the lapped cable. Works!
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Thanx for the idea.
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:28 PM   #33
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Homemade stabilizer

Stabilizers.
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Old 07-21-2016, 02:43 PM   #34
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Anybody else made and used these? I'm a very light sleeper and all of the trailer bounce during the night kept waking me up.

I use three sets of these. One set on each end of the trailer and one set beneath the steps. Trailer is rock solid now and I don't wake up every time somebody flips over in the bed or gets up in the middle of the night.

I know you can buy something similar but what fun is that?
I made some last year out of 2 X 8's and they work great. We just upgraded to a 2016 Eagle and I still use them in the middle of the TT for support and bounce reduction. Mine eliminated about 80% of the wiggle and bounce.
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:20 PM   #35
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We have a 2016 Eagle 284BHBE and the side to side movement is so annoying to me. I will never buy another trailer with electric stabilizers. Our 26BH was nowhere near as bad. What length did you make your homemade wooden stabilizers? Heading to Glacier National park in 2.5 weeks and want to make up a few sets to see how they help. Thanks.
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:32 AM   #36
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"What length did you make your homemade wooden stabilizers?"

My Whitehawk sits up pretty high so the length I made mine may or may not work for you. You will need to make allowances for site variations too. Cut some longer than you think you will need, put them in place, and then cut them back as needed from there.

Remember, you need three sets to eliminate all of the shaking and wobbling. One set on each end, then a set running lengthwise under the main steps.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:47 AM   #37
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I think mine measured 32". I didn't want them sticking too far outside of the camper. I use the metal "I" beam frame that runs down the entire length of the trailer to place the boards. Our last camper was a Kodiak and placing a pair in the front and pair in back worked great.
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Old 08-01-2016, 10:14 AM   #38
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Thanks so much for posting this. So it literally took 5 minutes to make these stabilizers, and took less than 5 minutes to set them up.

We had 5 kids between the ages of 3-8 running and jumping all around our 29SQB this past weekend, and we had hardly a single jiggle or bounce with these installed. Can't thank you enough for the difference it made!
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Old 08-05-2016, 01:59 AM   #39
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Thanks so much for posting this
Glad you found it useful VT!
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Old 08-05-2016, 05:46 AM   #40
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A skeptic no more

I made the stabilizers and tried them out for 4 days. These things in my mind would not work but I can tell you now they're amazing ! Won't be without them now. Thank you
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