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Old 05-12-2015, 11:24 AM   #1
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six stabiling jacks, would I gain anythins?

I am sure that someone has tried using an extra pair of stabilizing jacks in front of the wheels in an effort to control minor bounce when someone walks across the floor. I have a Eagle, 31 foot trailer and use X chocks but still get enough bounce to be aggravating when we are camped for several days at a time. This looks to be a simple solution, if it is a solution at all. I have the manual jacks on the four corners, not the automatic type.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:38 AM   #2
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Putting an extra set of stabilizer jacks in front of the axles will help. I have also found after the tt has been setup for awhile, maybe the next morning to around and give them another crank.
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How about a set of these? Should stabilize better than scissor jacks. We have a new set and will find out how well they work this weekend. First trip of the year!

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That's what I use in front of the axles... makes a big difference.
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That's what I use in front of the axles... makes a big difference.
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I use a plastic shopping bag covered chunk of 2x8 for the base. (The plastic bag keeps the wood cleaner.) You may need additional blocking depending upon your TT frame height above the ground.

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We use another set of BAL in front of the wheels and also those same chocks. Make for a rock solid trailer. Next day we tighten up the chocks.
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I went with a few sets of Husky 24" scissors from Amazon with great results. Mine are fore and aft of the axles due to my length and slideout amount. A pair should take the bounce out in your units case for sure. The trick is to just snug them so all 6 points are firm.
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How about a set of these? Should stabilize better than scissor jacks. We have a new set and will find out how well they work this weekend. First trip of the year!

Aluminum Stack Jacks, set of 4 - Camco 44560 - Stabilizing Jacks - Camping World
I use these too. I don't know how they compare to scissor jacks, but they're generally cheaper (you get 4 for the price of one scissor jack). They work well for us, but we use the regular stab jacks, BAL X-chocks AND two of these in front of the axles.

They are IMHO a little cumbersome to use since they're so finicky on placement. With a scissor jack bolted to the frame in front of the axles, you could crank them down pretty easy. With these I'm on my knees under the rig fiddling with it, and sometimes on a gravel site, it's REALLY hard on the knees.
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How about a set of these? Should stabilize better than scissor jacks. We have a new set and will find out how well they work this weekend. First trip of the year!

Aluminum Stack Jacks, set of 4 - Camco 44560 - Stabilizing Jacks - Camping World
That's what I put under my stabilizer jacks at all 4 corners. Don't have to run the power jacks down so far every time. I then use a small bottle jack on a piece of 6x6, under the front spring shackle on each side. This takes away a lot of the bouncy bouncy feel when you're in the trailer.
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OK I'm sold. I will probably use a couple more scissor jacks, with a 18 volt drill I can run them down without breaking stride, sort of. Will report in when I have something useful. Thanks
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