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Old 04-04-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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Have a question, we have a Winnebago j-35, we have noticed that when we are set up on the pad and we put the jacks down ( they are automatic) the rig moves when someone is walking around or just turns over in the beds. Is there a way to lessen the movement, are my jacks down far enough, or should they be manually lowered a bit further, or should we just get used to the movement. When we had the our 35 foot travel trailer it didn't move so much, that one I would use a cordless drill with a socket on it to lower the jacks and maybe I took more weight off the tires. Any thoughts?

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Old 04-04-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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Ours is pretty stable the first day or so. Then I have to raise it a bit more after a while as the stability goes away.

I'm assuming my jacks are losing some umphhh but work good enough for us.

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Old 04-04-2012, 11:40 PM   #3
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I put mine down when we pull in---then about 5 minutes later, hit the switch again. Then once a month, I exercise them. No problems yet
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:27 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Finhawk View Post
I put mine down when we pull in---then about 5 minutes later, hit the switch again. Then once a month, I exercise them. No problems yet
I do the same and no movement, after level perhaps manual mode for a tad will help. Good luck, safe travels.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:15 AM   #5
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I think it's normal, and varies by unit. My first rv was a 37 ft newmar dutch star on a ford chassis. It was fairly stable when the jacks were down. The current unit is like you describe. I can sit on the sofa in the front and feel the movement when anyone moves in the rear of the rv.
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i found out that my unit when i use the auto mode will put down the jacks it needs to to make it level after that mode is done i look under the coach to see if all jacks are down and if not i will put the remaining ones down manually, i figured this out one night as i wasnt feeling good and the partner was up front cooking and i was getting sea sick notice that the front jacks were the only ones down so i lowered the rear just until i felt them lift the coach and it was stable for the rest of the week. After the week i drove to another camp to stay for another week.

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