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Old 01-20-2012, 10:07 AM   #1
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Coach motion with Stabilizers down

We're all set up with the stabilizers (levellers) down, but we still get coach movement when walking around inside, or when we have a windy day. Can this be eliminated?
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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I don't believe you can totally stop it from moving. I retract and then level again every two weeks. It's kind of te shake, rattle and roll syndrome. I especially like when the washer is in the spin cycle. I'll lay down and get a relaxing massage.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:26 AM   #3
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Sometimes you need to put the jacks (levelers) down an inch or so more......that takes more of the load off the tires and puts it on the more firmer jacks. Give it a try.....Rook
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There have been times when I thought the jacks were down and one or both of the rears were not down all the way. Or, as suggested, go into manual mode and put them all down another inch or two to compensate for mushy ground.
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Oh, I forgot to mention that I always use 2x8x16", "homemade" jackpads.......makes it solid as a rock....practically unmovable! Rook
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:47 PM   #6
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Hi michguy,
The short answer is no, there may always be some motion. The previous posts gave the best things to try to minimize the motion. I can level with the same process and sometimes the coach has no movement and sometimes it has a slight movement. The wife feels it, I do not. Therefore, any additional corrections are not done until I get tired of the whining.
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We eliminated a lot of movement by purchasing "Slide stabilizer Jacks". They are inexpensive and really help support the big slide and stability. Lot of weight hanging over the side.
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We eliminated a lot of movement by purchasing "Slide stabilizer Jacks". They are inexpensive and really help support the big slide and stability. Lot of weight hanging over the side.
And what happens to the slide if your main jacks settle and the slide jacks don't?
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Hi michguy,
The short answer is no, there may always be some motion. The previous posts gave the best things to try to minimize the motion. I can level with the same process and sometimes the coach has no movement and sometimes it has a slight movement. The wife feels it, I do not. Therefore, any additional corrections are not done until I get tired of the whining.
I'm glad I am not the only one who has that whining noise ...the rocking don't bother me ,but the noise dose.

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My son had a lot of motion in his 5th wheel with the leveling legs down and the coach level. He decided to experiment and used several courses of cinder blocks under the front legs and rear scissor jacks (5th wheel is stationary and lived in), and it is now very solid.

I decided to try the same concept by stacking several wooden blocks under each leveling leg on my motorhome, effectively shortening the length of the leg extension. and what a significant difference. I now carry enough wooden blocks to have a higher platform for my jacks to contact, shortening the leg extension and decreasing coach motion while parked.
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