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Old 05-29-2016, 08:18 AM   #11
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I just extend the scissor jacks with my drill taking just a little weight off the wheels and no bounce at all. Zero bounce.
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Old 05-29-2016, 10:28 AM   #12
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I didn't see mention of what size your trailer is ... mine is 39 foot and we had a lot of bounce in the middle even with x chocks .... suspension gives so I installed an extra set of scissor jacks in the middle right in front of axles with angle bars attatched to frame from them and it is now solid ... no bounce
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Old 05-29-2016, 10:49 AM   #13
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If you want to stop bounce then you must get suspension out of play. As Paintman said, 39 footer he added jacks in the center.

Personally a little bounce does not bother me so I use my wheel set and suspension as part of my support group.
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Old 05-29-2016, 02:53 PM   #14
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Will the X-Chocks work with the Equa-Flex axles? Seems like the pressure would push the axles apart.
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:50 PM   #15
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i add the steadyfast system to my 5th wheel' what a great improvement
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:01 AM   #16
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The only for sure way to stop all bounce is to not walk while in your trailer. Seriously, I don't even notice it anymore. When I first started full time I would notice all movement and running my Splendide washer/dryer combo drove me nuts. Now I can start a load and go to bed and sleep right through the entire cycle.

I recently replaced my entry steps (3 step original) with these: GlowStep Revolution | scissor steps connect RV to ground level for towables, fifth wheels and side entry campers | Torklift International.

Not because of the diving board effect when entering or leaving, but to add the 4th step. But the diving board effect is totally gone since these steps have 2 adjustable feet that go to the ground.

Here is the new vs old pictures. Great improvement when entering or leaving and less movement to the RV as another feature.
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I didn't see mention of what size your trailer is ... mine is 39 foot and we had a lot of bounce in the middle even with x chocks .... suspension gives so I installed an extra set of scissor jacks in the middle right in front of axles with angle bars attatched to frame from them and it is now solid ... no bounce


We also added extra scissor jacks on our last camper and it made a huge difference. Plan to do the same to our new camper.
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:37 PM   #18
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I put the Roto-choks on before I unhook the truck, just to keep anything from moving! IMHO, the Roto-choks are far superior in holding quality (and ease to install) than the X-chocks. It's too bad that they are now off the open-market.
Wow! Roto-Chocks! I remember those. They were definitely easier than X-chocks. But like you said, they must be obsolete.
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We've got a little tt but the bounce is noticeable
It's got just two stabilizers
That is entirely insufficient in high winds. Yesterday 60 mph winds in a storm felt like it would topple over

Single axle trailer. Any advice for supplemental stabilizers?
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:46 PM   #20
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I have a set of Roto-Chocks that I purchased many years ago from the inventor. They still work better than any I ever used.

I have seen them on ebay used. No way to wear them out.
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