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Old 02-16-2017, 10:28 PM   #1
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Shaky Camper at Night

So we've got a 30', with a queen bed, sliding wood doors on one end, and a Bunk House on the other. Last month, we used it for the first time. Wife and I turn in earlier than the kids. I swear all night, it felt as though we were on a Carnival Cruise Ship! 12 and 14 year old up all night, bouncing around, and shook the entire tt!
The 4 stabilizer jacks were down for support. I cranked them about a crank or 2 past "touching the ground". If I put a little more pressure on those corner jacks, will it decrease the overall shakiness of the kids jumping around all night? If not, what do you suggest? (Besides beating them into a submissive state) lol Who knows, I might wanna solve the shakiness issue for other reasons down the road.
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You might try some jack stands before and after the wheels. I once had issues with a much smaller TT doing the same thing - the solution was to put a pressure chalk between the two tires - I believe it is a roto chalk?
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Xchocks between the tires and put some wood blocks under the stabilizers so they don't extend so far. The taller they are the less stable they will be.
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Get rid of the kids !!!! Ha Ha !!!


Just kidding ! Just me and DW, but we still get some movement, only a factor when one in bed , and the other moving around, but no problem !!!
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Xchocks between the tires and put some wood blocks under the stabilizers so they don't extend so far. The taller they are the less stable they will be.
+1 on the X-Chocks (on both sides!) and blocks under the stabilizers. Be clear, these improve the situation, but there will still be some movement.
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You've pretty much gotten all of the bases covered in this thread: x-chocks between the wheels, and blocks under the stabilizers (I always ran mine down with a light duty impact driver). There are also add on struts that connect from the frame to the foot of the stabilizers for extra rigidity. Some travel trailers are more rigid than others. Some get flexible with time.

For "other reasons down the road", you are just going to have to get creative
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X-chocks and make the kids behave.
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That does it... best solution... get rid of the kids!!! I have 3 of them for sale! Don't expect any work out of them, they are expensive and spoiled, and they eat a lot! Sell them cheap! Any offers? lol
Thanks everyone. X-Chicks it is!!! I mean Chocks!
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That does it... best solution... get rid of the kids!!! I have 3 of them for sale! Don't expect any work out of them, they are expensive and spoiled, and they eat a lot! Sell them cheap! Any offers? lol


In a word ; NO !

Could be a tent for them; three sites away; is in the future. Tell them staying in a trailer is for old folk and sissies.
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+1 on the X-Chocks (on both sides!) and blocks under the stabilizers. Be clear, these improve the situation, but there will still be some movement.
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Sounds like the answer is a tent for the children until they learn to control themselves. The obvious answer is usually hard to see when you're in the middle of the situation.
Good luck.
I also had similar problems until the grandkids learned the proper night time behavior. I also have similar rules at home. No running around like wild child when I'm sleeping. We are their favorite destination so we must be doing something right.
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