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Old 06-19-2011, 12:43 PM   #1
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Trailer rocking after setup......

I have a question for some of the more experienced TT campers out there. We have a Jayfeather 29A Exp and I'm looking for a solution to stop the trailer from rocking at night due to others walking around or simply shifting around in there bed. We do have the "flimsy" downriggers on each corner of the trailer and use wheel chocks to keep it from rolling, but these two items do not seem to help. I've also looked into using regular Jack Stands but due to the framework below, I don't think they will work.

What have others done to alleviate this problem?
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:15 PM   #2
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http://www.waynesrvstabilizer.com/
These are inexpensive and may help.
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We have 6 scissor jacks on our tt and use blocks of wood under the jack pads. It really helps to keep the jack length to a minimum. I also built some homemade chocks that we tighten between the tires.
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I use BAL wheel chocks and jack stands in front of the front tire under the frame. Works well for me.




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JT Strongarms. Is what you need.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:13 PM   #6
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I'm looking for a solution to stop the trailer from rocking at night

What have others done to alleviate this problem?
One solution is to cut down on the aerobic exercises with spouse!
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How far down are you extending your scissor stands on the corners? I usually give them about a full turn (depending on how far they are extended) after they make good contact with the ground. I like to see the stand just slightly lift the trailer on each corner. Not sure if that's the correct way to do it, but seems to make things steady.

And like was mentioned before, the less the stands have to be extended, the more stable the support. Use several wood blocks under each stand, and that will help.

I sometimes use my BAL wheel chocks, and they help too.

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As mentioned, BAL chocks work well. Larger wood base under the corner stabilizers keeps them from settling into the ground (especially because of the rear slide), and I also found setting the rear stabilizers first helps keep the weight on the tongue. Also re-check the stabilizers after putting the slides out.

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http://www.waynesrvstabilizer.com/
These are inexpensive and may help.
Has anyone else purchased these?
We have the xchocks but still have shaking. The xchocks helped but would be better yet with less shaking Was wondering if these would be worth getting to use in addition to the xchocks.
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Has anyone else purchased these?
We have the xchocks but still have shaking. The xchocks helped but would be better yet with less shaking Was wondering if these would be worth getting to use in addition to the xchocks.
I do not have them but know a good many who do and they like them for the price and results. A little shaking does not bother me.
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