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Old 02-08-2014, 09:40 PM   #15
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We too use permanently installed stabilizers. We tried everything to stop the movement including a tri pod and an additional set of arm jacks at the very rear of our Carriage. Another bonus is nothing to put up, take down or find a place to store a tri pod. We have been very happy with them for over 8 years. Hugs, Di
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:55 PM   #16
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Kind a hard to have a light weight TT that sits high with good ground clearance be solid as a rock when parked with a quick set-up and take down.
Good observation. But as a highly educated and experienced engineer, I will continue to seek an effective, practical and affordable solution...

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Old 02-09-2014, 01:40 AM   #17
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The best way to stop the moving is get it wedged between a rock and a hard place.
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I guess frame extensions and an electric tongue jack at each corner would do it... but again... I'm cheap...
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A little off subject but I wish there was a way to level side to side besides putting blocks under the tires. Seems like one good bottle jack to raise the low side would do it, then just put down the stabilizers.
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I am still "thinking through" the jiggle issue. Dual Rotochoks didn't help. I can't really tell when inside the trailer if the jiggling is sideways, fore and aft or up and down (flex in the frame). In looking at the Lippert electric stabilizers, it appears they should be resisting the sideways movement pretty well.

On another thread in iRV2 there is considerable discussion of successfully using a ratcheting extendable bar used in pickup truck beds to keep loads from sliding around. The bars are modified as needed to provide diagonal support much like the commercial stabilizers. I think I will chew on this approach a bit. I am willing to put out the bucks for commercial stabilizers if I am sure they will solve the problem. But if my issue is the frame flexing, diagonals won't help much.

When we end our current trip in May, I could put hydraulic jacks mid-frame to see if that is the source of my jiggle.

This is so much fun...

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I recently was handed down a pair of lightweight aluminum stabilizers. Put one under frame on each side of my ultralight Rookwood, just ahead of the front axle. That made the biggest improvement in trailer shake so far. Very noticeable.
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lippert jacks

I have the timberridge, same floor plan as Idaho bob. I also have a lot of bounce in the unit with these electric stab jacks. Plan to add scissor jacks ahead of the wheels when I get home in 6 weeks. I also live in the west central mountains.
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I have the timberridge, same floor plan as Idaho bob. I also have a lot of bounce in the unit with these electric stab jacks. Plan to add scissor jacks ahead of the wheels when I get home in 6 weeks. I also live in the west central mountains.
Would like to get together with Idaho Bob to compare issues and solutions.

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Mtn Dave,

Good to hear we are almost neighbors! We live about 12 miles NW of McCall (Meadows Valley). We will be home in early May. We are currently in Dallas, on our way to Louisville.

If I can figure out how, I will send you a PM.

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With our new 26ft I-Go the electric stabilizers and x-chocks in between the tires made it quite steady this past weekend.. I had heard the chocks made a big difference so I went and bought them before our first trip .. The Lippert is slower than the manual ones but I am not complaining..
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