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Old 04-23-2016, 10:56 AM   #1
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Shake Shake Shake!!!

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We are new to travel trailers and we just picked up our new x17z. We've had it in the driveway and have slept in it overnight, my question is, is there anything you can do so the trailer is not shaky? Anytime someone rolls over on the bunk end the other side feels it. Same thing with walking around. It's extremely shaky!!!

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Old 04-23-2016, 11:30 AM   #2
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It shakes with the stabilizers down? That's not good at all... Do you have earthquakes in your area?

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Old 04-23-2016, 12:21 PM   #3
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Hi

We are new to travel trailers and we just picked up our new x17z. We've had it in the driveway and have slept in it overnight, my question is, is there anything you can do so the trailer is not shaky? Anytime someone rolls over on the bunk end the other side feels it. Same thing with walking around. It's extremely shaky!!! Thanks!
There are several things that you can do.
Does it have front or rear stabilizers? Be sure to crank those down and put an extra turn on the crank to be sure you have pressure against the ground.




If the stabilizers are nearly fully extended (it is a long way to the ground) you might want to put blocks under them. The more they are extended, the more shaking you may get.



If you don't have stabilizers, you might want to get a set of four of these jacks. They are aluminum, so are lightweight, but work well. Put one under each corner of your frame.



I believe your TT has only one axle, or else I'd recommend some Bal-x-chocks, but those only work with dual axle trailers.



Then there is always a plethora of after-market gizmos that are out there to help minimize shaking.


Or this:
Lippert jack stabilizer Amazon.com: Lippert 191025 JT's Strong Arm Travel Trailer Stabilizer Kit: Automotive

You don't need all of these. Just try the cheapest one and see if it helps. And good luck and I hope you can get a good night's sleep.
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Good suggestions by Dewey.
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I added the Steadyfast stabilizers to our RV. Night and day difference.
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I used some Universal RV Stabilizer - Valterra 020106 - Stabilizing Jacks - Camping World

I used 2 of them on opposing sides of the trailer. All vehicles on springs will have some movement. The lighter the trailer, the more bounce it will have.

I think stack jacks and the universal stabilizer will give have a significant improvement.
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