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Old 04-15-2015, 12:53 PM   #1
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How stable should a 23B be with the supports down?

Just wondering how stable our new to us hybrid should be with the stabilizer jacks down.

It seem to still rock quite a bit. I'm wondering if I didn't have the jacks down far enough. I basically just put them down till they touched the ground as I know they aren't supposed to support the weight of the trailer.

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Old 04-15-2015, 01:11 PM   #2
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When they touch the ground, an extra quarter or half turn will help with the wobble. It would take a lot of muscle to lift the trailer with the stabilizer jacks.

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Old 04-15-2015, 01:55 PM   #3
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all trailers rock a fair amount. there are a number of things you can do to help minimize the rocking, but you will always have some.

As Murff stated, give the stabilizers a 1/4 turn. I found it helps to put a board under each stabilizer to spread the weight out. I also found that the next morning after setting up the stabilizers are loose, so I tighten them up again. The next day they are tight. Install a set of X-Chock like device between the two wheels. This helps reduce the rocking affect. Also If you add another set of stabilizers right in front of the axles this helps too. There are other products out there that help too, but cost a lot more.

You are correct, the stabilizers are not to support the weight of the trailer, just help stabilize it.
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:54 AM   #4
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Great question. I bring my (new to me as well) x23b home tomorrow. I would have been on here asking the same question. Thanks for the responses.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:18 PM   #5
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I crank on mine pretty good but making sure I am not over doing it. Seems to be very stable.
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Once I added x-chocks to the set up routine, mine became much more stable. That said, there is still a slight wobble at times.
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I will agree that adding an extra half turn or so will help. I also added pads to the bottom of my stabilizer feet to give them a large surface area and I still use boards or Legos under them if I am not on a gravel site.
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Once I added x-chocks to the set up routine, mine became much more stable. That said, there is still a slight wobble at times.
X2 on the X-Chocks... they really do a great job IMHO.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:35 AM   #9
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Ok...looks like I'll be getting a set of x-chocks...

Wouldn't have expect them to have much effect on stability...

Anybody used these? Bit cheaper than the x-chocks..
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Ok...looks like I'll be getting a set of x-chocks...

Wouldn't have expect them to have much effect on stability...

Anybody used these? Bit cheaper than the x-chocks..
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I have the version that can be locked. I like them.
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