So many people talk about the different manufactures of trailer stabilizing systems avaliable. As many have complained, as my wife does, about waking up when our daughter rolls around durning the night, too much trailer shaking! I purchased a set of 2 BAL stabilizing rods from amazon for about 77.00, free freight, cheapest price I could find, and lots less than the other two manufactures out there. Upon recieving them, I found that they are designed to be mounted to the jack in a front to back position on the trailer. My problem is that we have the BAL X chocks that stop all front to back shaking, but nothing to stop the side to side. I needed to fabricate some brackets to attach the rods to the jacks. Also, there is no crossmember in line with the jacks so the rod will have to be mounted at an angle so the other end can be attached to the frame. I got some 3/16" x 1 1/2" steel stock, heated it up with a torch and bent it so it would fit next to the jack foot and with an attachment tab angled just perfectly so the upper end of the rod could be bolted to the trailer frame. It took many tries to get the angle just right. Drilled holes, painted the bracket, and intalled the rods. I installed one rod on the front and one on the back of the trailer. In the driveway, they appear to remove almost all the side to side shake, very impressed.
Picture of the bracket as it was being test fitted,
Picture of the complete installation.
Picture of the top bracket.
Picture of the angle I had to compesate for.
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