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Old 06-25-2012, 07:49 AM   #1
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This is our first real trip with our 25BHS and the only thing I'm not liking is I can feel any movement in my camper. I have the trailer leveled, I have blocks so my leveling jacks aren't extended all the way, and I have chocked the wheels. I know I read somewhere on this forum on the X-chocks, is that that cure?
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While I haven't bought anything yet, something like a BAL Stabilizer will likely stop the movement. The x-chocks will help, but not eliminate the issue.
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I have stabilizer/leveling jacks installed already.
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Although shown on a 5th wheel it's the same for a TT
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The stabilizer arms work well and will take out 90% of the side to side movement as well as the "wiggle". One other thing to consider is your suspension which is where there is also play and should it really bother you install a set of scizzors as close to the wheel as possible.

I did both and I am about as solid as one could ask with a trailer short of blocking it every 5 ft. The arms are also great since they do not require storage and are just twist away from being set.
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Although shown on a 5th wheel it's the same for a TT
Thanks for the link! I wish I would of had one more "little" trip with the TT before this one b/c this is going to drive me nutts knowing that I will be using the TT for another 4-5 days like this. LOL!

Here's another link -
http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/r...stabilizer.htm
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Some campers place a set of bottle jacks under the TT axle for added stability.
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Before you spend time and money adding additional stabilizers or stabilizer arms try the x-chocks. I think that you will be pleasantly surprised at how effective they are. I also re-tighten my stabilizers every couple of days unless I am camping on concrete or asphalt as they sink into the ground slightly.
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I also would suggest a jack under the frame. On my previous trailer, an expandable, I used a small scissors jack (from a Honda) under the slide-out side between the wheels, directly on the main frame. Stopped almost all of the bouncing.

Also as recommended, tighten up on the stabilizers every few days.
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I'll have to look into the X-chock too.
I was/am checking my stabilizer jacks twice a day b/c it was driving me nutts. LOL!
If we were permanent campers, I would invest in bottle jacks and block the trailer ever 4-5 feet but I'm trying to keep everything compact and easy since we are "transients".

Thanks everyone for your input, this is all good info to educate the "noob" camper. LOL
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