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Old 07-24-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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Stabilizing the X23F

Hello everyone!

We purchased a 2012 X23F last year and so far have been very pleased. After learning what expect through 1 1/2 years of camping I'm trying to look for tips. What do you all use to stabilize the trailer when camped? Other than the support braces on the ends and the tongue jack, I kind of out ideas. My oldest daughter sleeps on the side drop down and whenever she moves the whole rv shakes at night. Anyone have any tips on how I can stabilize the trailer?

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Old 07-24-2013, 02:53 PM   #2
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That's pretty much how it works. Our X20E is our second hybrid and it moves about the same as our old Kiwi 17a did.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:20 PM   #3
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I found using X-Chocks made a world of difference...I have two boys sleeping opposite end (ages 10 and 7) and we barely notice movement anymore. I also place railroad tie blocks under my stabs so they can stay wide and have a larger footprint. My 2 cents!
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:53 AM   #4
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Look in the Jayco travel trailer forum on this site. There is a recent discussion on stabilizers which might give you some ideas.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:06 PM   #5
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I agree, we always use the X-chocks and it keeps everything steady. You can make homemade ones out of cut 4X4 wood pieces with threaded rod run thru them and double nuts on each end. Just cut them to fit and tighten in place.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:47 PM   #6
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That side bunk is a pretty good lever trying to crank the TT side-to-side. And if your stab jacks are same as mine I'm not surprised that you get a rocking.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:21 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone. I had been delaying getting the x-chocks because I was trying to avoid spending more money. However, like most things, I should have listened to the wife and just paid the extra money! I ordered a set from Amazon and will be trying them out next trip. The stabilizers are the type that crank down at an angle and not he scissor jacks. I might replace them next season if I can. I've never been too impressed with them.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:36 PM   #8
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Saw this in Trailer Life magazine

http://www.trailerlife.com/camper-tr...rv-stabilizer/

Camping World has it on sale for less than $50 bucks.....

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...abilizer/34337
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