Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-15-2022, 12:26 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Casselberry
Posts: 228
Need ideas for stabilizing the stabilizers?

Waiting on delivery of a 2022 Jayfeather Micro
199 mbs. 23 ft single axle. Iíve been looking at a lot of YouTube while waiting. Iíve ordered some suppliesó a lot of the essentials.
I wanted to address helping the Micro when Iím ( big guy 230+ lbs) walking around in the inside and hoping to not get wife car sick.
So here is my plan. Let me know what you think. So I wonít have to max out the length of the stabilizer all the way to the ground, I was thinking about something like the Oxblox ( 4 of them.). I believe they are 6-7 inches high. So that saves the stabilizer some distance plus the oxblox will have a much bigger footprint in the ground and hopeful add to the stability. Iím using the oxblox as an example as I havenít bought any yet. X chocks are not an option as I only have the one axle.
The main two downsides are storage and weight. Do you think that would help make it feel more grounded when moving around, or am I overthinking it here.
Larry Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2022, 06:22 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 315
I think your trailer has 24" stabilizers.
Remove one set and move to the middle of the trailer. Since the center is always closer to the ground it won't have to extend as far.

Replace front and rear with 30" jacks...they won't have to extend as far so will be more stable.
At least, it worked for me.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
garywilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2022, 06:29 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Newburgh
Posts: 4,538
I just use the leggo style leveling blocks under my stabilizers. They stack nicely and don't weigh much at all. Best part is they are height adjustable by adding or subtracting blocks. I carry 2 sets of 10 each. Here is an example of what I use.

https://www.amazon.com/Tri-Lynx-0001...ag=it_us_os-20
Marcm157 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2022, 09:18 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: Port Townsend
Posts: 21
I had used the lego type blocks for years and then purchased a set of screw jacks and just use the base. They stack well, are light weight and store easily. Only have to make sure that they are centered under the pad so that they do not slip off.

4 years and working great. if you try to use the screw portion, there is enough wobble to cause problems.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083KJ782P...ing=UTF8&psc=1
__________________
2018 145rb
2010 F150
2010 Chalet XL1935 (sold 6/21)
2004 Chalet Alpine (sold 5/2010)
Lasttruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2022, 11:26 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Flashdman11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Wichita, Ks
Posts: 136
Look at getting a Valterra Universal RV Stabilizer or 2
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001UGJPXQ...p&ref=aa_scomp
__________________
2021 Eagle 330RSTS
2021 Ram 2500 6.7 CTD
2 Dogs and 1 wife
Flashdman11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2022, 11:39 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Bend
Posts: 33
I use 4 bags of Ramble levelers with a one foot square piece of 3/4" ply on top of them. Weight is not an issue, and if I need levelers for one side of the trailer, I just take a block or two from each bag.
Velz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2022, 11:55 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: College Station
Posts: 28
Take a look at this thread:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...ing-89941.html

Some of us have used 2x4 braces to help stabilize and it makes a big difference. I've got kids that like to squirm around especially when they're sitting on the sofa in the slideout which tends to shake the camper. These extra stabilizers help to knock that out. The downside is that they will take up some storage space in your 199MBS, but take a look and see what you think.
85vf500rr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2022, 12:57 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 315
BTW.... if you end up using pads, blocks, lumber, etc they tend to get muddy when it is muddy. Nasty...

Purchase one 3/4" horse stall pad that is perforated (rubber).

Cut into 1 square foot pieces and put on ground under all those pads (too much work, really). You can get 9 pads, or just cut the four you need and make a floor mat out of the remainder. The mud shakes right off. I've made floor mats and generator mats out of them.

When you are ready to leave, the mud chunks easily shake out of the perforation holes and your pads, blocks, lumber, etc stay clean.

Tractor supply used to keep them in stock, but sometimes you have to order them.

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...t?cm_vc=-10005
garywilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.