Originally Posted by homer1959
No wonder why the bounce, look under where the scissor jack are mounted.....a few self tapping screw over a very small surface is all you have to stabilize the trailer....
It looks like a problem, but it really isn't.
The screws just exist to hold the jack to the trailer when its up. If you ever make a mistake and the trailer starts to roll with the jacks down (I've done it, took me 10 years to pull that one off) you will be glad they are not attached well.
Folks stabilize these trailers well using jacks like this:
And that contact area is tiny.
The real problem is that the scissor jacks are pretty stable in only one direction, along their length. Across the narrow side they flex a ton. The solutions are many. Add more jacks (not all oriented the same way), use small portable trip pod jacks, or use something like the jt strong arm or steady fast (or others).