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Old 05-15-2022, 12:26 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 05-15-2022, 06:22 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 05-15-2022, 06:29 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 05-16-2022, 09:18 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 05-16-2022, 11:26 AM   #5
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Look at getting a Valterra Universal RV Stabilizer or 2
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Old 05-16-2022, 11:39 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 05-16-2022, 11:55 AM   #7
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Take a look at this thread:

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.
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Old 05-16-2022, 12:57 PM   #8
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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.
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