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Old 06-03-2016, 10:39 AM   #31
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I have very little bounce, in fact it's quite stable with little, movement or shaking and what little I have is well within tolerance.
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IMO, you've summed it up nicely: Everyone's situation and tolerance is unique.

Thanks for the details on the method you use that works for you.
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:45 AM   #32
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I think you have a very good point here, as I said in a previous post the surface were the scissor jacks are mounted and held by a few self tapping screw is so tiny compared to the prying effort exerted to the jack make them almost inadequate for the job. At the end its like trying to suspend the trailer at the 4 corners on 3x3 by 20 inches stick. There is no way on earth that you can stabilize a trailer properly with those jacks, hence the needs of BAL lock arm and other similar add-on

Ill try your trick next time and I will put as little pressure as I can to see if that can make a difference. Thanks for the tips




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I am starting to get real confused over this bounce discussion. I have very little bounce, in fact it's quite stable with little, movement or shaking and what little I have is well within tolerance.

That said here is how I level up.

First my goal is to remove as little weight from the wheel and suspension group as possible.

I disconnect and insure my front stands are level with each other, then I nose up or down to achieve a positive attitude of +0.1 using a digital level. At this time I go to the rear where the stabilization jack are and let them down insuring they are level with each other. Then I raise them to just put enough lift to go 0.0.

My digital level now reads 0.0 +/- 0.1 lengthwise and laterally.

My approach distributes the weight across all 8 weight bearing points very equally. This makes for a very stable platform.

I level at my pin box and in both directions and I confirm at my rear bumper, centered on my tow box.
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Old 06-03-2016, 11:50 AM   #33
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Steadyfast that we added helps a lot.
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I added the SteadyFast system to our trailer about 2 years ago and it made a HUGE difference. I previously only had the X-Chocks (between the wheels) but we still experienced a lot of "bounce", so much so that when my kids moved in the back bunkhouse at night we would feel it all the way up in the front bedroom!!!

Once I added the SteadyFast, I'd say over 90% of that "bounce" went away and we all sleep good at night now
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