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Old 08-05-2011, 12:14 AM   #1
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2011 365 BHS and rocking

Has anyone else found a cure to your 365 "rocking" when anyone walks in the middle and especially in the rear portion of the camper? I have mine blocked where both my front and rear stabilizers are only down 5-6" and I'm still fighting to get this thing real solid. I've thought about mounting another set of scissor stabilizers just behind the axles but figured I would see how others may have cured this first.

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Old 08-05-2011, 06:18 AM   #2
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I have X Chock's between the wheels, and a set of JT Strong Arm Jack Stabilizers, which I haven't installed yet.

I hear great things about the stabilizers.



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Old 08-05-2011, 08:25 AM   #3
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jrmay. I have installed a second set of scizzor jacks just behind the wheels of mine and it does take more than 60% of the flex and bounce out of the unit. Our rigs are 40' long and with a suspension in the middle you are going to get flexing. This mod will help with that as well as some shaking.

I have the JT strong arms as well. If you have a rear bike rack from the factory then the rear strong arms are going to be hard to get the exact angles that they want you to put them for optimum performance. In order to mount the rear set I put 2" sqaure stock on the front most portion of the rack frame with u bolts and installed my stabilizers to that point. It's just long enough and the angle is not truely correct to take out all the shake from the rear. In the front however I get almost none as a result of the JT's being correctly angled and positioned.

I will try to get out today and post pics of the mods in the mods section for all to see. Amazon has BAL stabilizers for about $89.00 a set which is what I went with. You will need a very good drill and bit(s) to put the bolts in for both these installs as the steel is 1/4" and your main I beam in spots. One thing I also needed from JT's was a second set of eylet bolts for the rear power jacks to mount the arms to. The bolts supplied were 1/2" too short to properly mount the footpad to.
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I found the X Chocks help quite a bit.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:40 PM   #5
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I already have the chocks installed between both axels. That helped a lot on our 29' but not so much on this 36'. I think I'm going to make and install a pair of stabilizer bars for the front and rear leveling legs.
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I already have the chocks installed between both axels. That helped a lot on our 29' but not so much on this 36'. I think I'm going to make and install a pair of stabilizer bars for the front and rear leveling legs.
The 365BHS is actually 40'. Just sayin.............


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Old 08-07-2011, 09:12 PM   #7
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I use Xchocks and I installed a extra set of manual stabilzer jacks infront of my axles. It does help with the jiggle, you just have to be careful not to drop them to much as it throws it can throw frame out of square. On my first outing in my 330 RLTS I cranked them down to much and the bedroom door would not stay closed. I just reset them a little and it was no longer a problem.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:09 AM   #8
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I'm going to pickup an additional set of stabilizer jacks the next time I'm by CW and am planning on making some landing gear stabilizer bars. Together, I think that should cure the problem.
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I had this issue to on my 365 BHS. i put a tripod on the king pin, chocked wheels, put cinder blocks with 4x4 on top under rear frame. cured 90% of rocking. in high wind these things are like kites so "some settling may occur". haha. when a majority of the weight is on the tires, it will move since tires are flexible. stabilizing the frame is the only way to eliminate most of it. the factory jacks in the rear are useless. i want to purchase the jack that has a frame spans accross the the trailer frame and has two points to stabilize. wheel chocks are a must for this beast. good luck. if you need pics let me know.
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Update from my last post: I purchased and installed another set of 6500lb stabilizer jacks and although I haven't yet mounted them permanant, behind the axle is the only place I have room to mount them. They seem to help but still have a little more sway than I would like. Phase 2 is once I return from Bristol in a couple weeks, I'm going to finish making a set of front and rear stabilizer bars and think these will do the trick. Will keep you guys posted with my results.
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