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Old 03-07-2015, 02:13 PM   #1
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Best way to stabilize a TT?

We have a 31QBDS on order (35' long) to replace a 294BHS (31' long). What is the best way to stabilize the TT to keep it rock solid. With the old unit, we only used the 4 scissor jacks on the corners and the TT swayed and bounced like crazy when anyone walked around, rolled over, etc. (we have 4 kids under 8 so someone is always moving around). What is the best solution under $500?
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Old 03-07-2015, 02:16 PM   #2
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what does it come with from the factory?
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I believe it is only the 4 corner scissor jacks
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Old 03-07-2015, 02:19 PM   #4
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the bars that tie scissors at an angle to frame are one way and putting something under the frame right in front of the axles as a 3rd point of contact helps the up and down movement
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somebody ... I don't know the name makes a extendable bar kit that attaches to the jacks down low and then at an angle to the frame and when you tighten them after extended they are supposed to stop lateral movement
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Old 03-07-2015, 02:29 PM   #6
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http://www.amazon.com/Stabilizer-Sys...abilizer+jacks heres one
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Old 03-07-2015, 02:33 PM   #7
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Ultra-Fab Eliminator Trailer Stabilizer System - Stabilizer Bars - Jacks & Levelers heres another one
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Old 03-07-2015, 02:41 PM   #8
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http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=221705846434

I've heard these work great! Haven't tried them personally but I would buy if they helped at all.
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I use the X-choks takes some of the movement out but not all. I would like to stabalize mine a little more as well.
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A combination of things will work best. The stabilizer in the above link should help a lot. X-chocks or similar between the wheels. Then add another stabilizer right in front of the axles, such as Camco Olympian RV Aluminum Jack Stands.
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Our TT is about the same length. The stock stabilizers are okay for a weekend, but for longer periods I picked up a pair of scissor jacks at Harbor Freight, cheap, and placed them on wooden blocks under the frame just ahead of the forward axle. Setting all six "feet" on RR tie or larger blocks I think is key to stabilizing. They form a pretty solid foundation and don't require stretching the jacks very far.

Our good sized dogs can run around and jump on stuff, and 95% of the shaking is fixed, for about $40. I doubt if spending multiples of that would give results worth the price or the effort. For me, anyway.
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