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Old 06-13-2018, 03:00 PM   #1
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How do you eliminate sway when parked?

We are new to the RV world but veteran campers. We have a 2009 34' Eagle that "rock and rolls" when we were at the campground on our shakedown trip. I leveled it front and back, right and left. Wheels chocked and stabilizers down with cordless drill and then hand cranked 1-1/2 turns more. Any suggestions? Can the type of levelers and firmness of the chocks have anything to do with it? I am purchasing crank type chock.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:01 PM   #2
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X-CHOCKS!!!! My wife and I finally got a set and used them our last trip and all I can say is WOW!!! what a difference it made in the stability of the coach when parked. Best thing I ever bought for our TT.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:15 PM   #3
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Ditto. X-chocks and a step support.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:20 PM   #4
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#1. X-Chocks

#2. JT Strong Arms (or equivalent)

#3. Kin Pin Stabilizer (I don't have one, but some folks say they help a bit)

#4. Something to stabilize the stairs because the only thing that wakes me up now is kids getting up early and bounding down the stairs to go outside. I just ordered these to hopefully resolve that, but they haven't arrived yet:

https://smile.amazon.com/Quick-Produ...ct_top?ie=UTF8

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Old 06-13-2018, 03:28 PM   #5
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+1 to X-chocks.

And since you're in San Antonio area (I live in Seguin), I'll sell you mine; $30 for the pair (that's about 1/2 price of new).

Between those and putting an extra set of jacks in front of the axles, I could get the trailer pretty stable. I have some of those for sale too if you want 'em (Stacker Jacks, set of 4). Make it an even $50 and you can have it all. And yes, I'm serious, and yes this stuff helps.
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All good recommendations. That is a big tt, you can also add a set of additional stabilizers right in front of the wheels.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:52 PM   #7
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May need to adjust/tighten the stablilizer jacks after a day or 2, try not using any lego blocks under the stablizers and see if that helps.
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May need to adjust/tighten the stablilizer jacks after a day or 2, try not using any lego blocks under the stablizers and see if that helps.
+1. We park the trailer and block the wheels, deploy the X-chocks and stabilizers, then finish the setup routine. Then I go around and tighten the stabilizers and X-chocks again. Once the tires have cooled, they will have shrunk in size a bit, making the x-chocks loose. Another couple of cranks on them will tighten them right up again, removing the wiggle. The same with the stabilizers, especially if the ground is a bit soft. Once they've been tightened and people are moving around in the trailer, they'll come loose, so it doesn't hurt to tighten them again.

Adding another set of stabilizers in front of the wheels is still on my to-do list.
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X2 on JT Strong Arms (or equivalent). We had them fore and aft on out 37' 5er and they worked great in reducing sway.
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:51 AM   #10
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Using X-Chocks, JT Strongarms & the Glowstep Revolution here. Not even my two kids with all of their might can get that rig moving now.
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