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Old 05-06-2015, 11:34 PM   #1
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My trailer will still rock with the Jacks down. Any way to stop or lessen this
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:54 AM   #2
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Long as your on rubber tires, your going to have some movement of the trailer. If your stationary for a few days you may need to tighten the leveling jacks from time to time.
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My trailer will still rock with the Jacks down. Any way to stop or lessen this
X-Chocks really help.

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Haven't tried them but many say the JT Strongarm style bars are the best. I plan on putting a set on my trailer eventually.
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X-Chocks really help.


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I use these as well and they truly keep the "forward-to-back" motion under control.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:46 AM   #6
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I use the BAL Chock n Lock - one for each side. Not only do they eliminate the front-to-rear rocking, they serve as wheel chocks.


Love mine!
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:30 AM   #7
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+1 on the BAL X-Chocks.

I've considered adding Strong-Arms, but I'm not ready to spend the money on that just yet. I've considered bolting another set of scissor jacks to the frame right in front of my axles, but just haven't gotten there.

So for now, I use these: Amazon.com: Camco 44560 Olympian Aluminum Stack Jack Stand - 4 pack: Automotive

For around $30, they do pretty well. For now I just use two, one on each side of the frame just in front of the axles. The idea is to take some of the flex out of the setup; with suspension in the middle of the trailer, I figure that's the best I'm going to do. Between the X-chocks and these stab jacks, it's pretty solid for me, and I have a pretty long trailer.
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+1 on the BAL X-chocks IF you have the standard separation axle setup on your TT. If you have the wide ride setup the extended model X-chocks don't work as well.
I think the only way to get your TT really solid is to jack some weight off the suspension using scissor jacks or bottle jacks or the like and then extending your stabilizers to support the frame front and rear. As was said, as long as the weight of the trailer is being carried by the suspension and tires the trailer is going to rock, no way around it.
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I think the only way to get your TT really solid is to jack some weight off the suspension using scissor jacks or bottle jacks or the like and then extending your stabilizers to support the frame front and rear..
Not to be argumentative, but DO NOT use scissor jacks or bottle jacks to take pressure off the suspension before lowering the stabilizers. This topic has come up many times. The reason is this - the trailer frames are not designed for this type of upward pressure except for what is resting on the suspension. If you do so, it can twist the frame, causing all kinds of problems with the upper structure over time - seals, seams (especially fiberglass), and the crimped joints where roof meets sides. In the short run, doors may not close or latch properly. (The owner's manual warns against using jacks, except to change tires.)

The trailer comes with stabilizers, and not jacks, for that reason. Once your trailer is level, extend any slides, then lower the stabilizers, applying just a bit of down pressure at each corner, but not enough to affect leveling. That, along with the X-Chocks will make your trailer fairly stable, with no rocking.
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