Originally Posted by cmcguire48
I have a new TT and it shakes a lot when entering or walking around. I know I can't get rid of all the shaking but right now it is too much. My wife sleeps in the bedroom and I sleep on the couch and everytime we move in our beds the other feels it. I have read that the universal stablizers help a lot and was wondering if anyone out there knows anything about them,
LOL We had the same issue with our 31' Keystone Springdale. We would just about get seasick in it. It drove me nutz! There is a guy local to me who builds a really good stabilizer setup called "Steadyfast". I went down and spoke with him and he gave me some pointers on getting more stability with the trailer.
A 31' TT is a long trailer and built pretty light weight these days. He told me to think of it as a bridge. The bridge supports are at the ends (jacks) and a lot of space between those supports. If you move the supports inboard the span is a lot less.
Now you may or not be able to do this on all trailers, but I moved my front and rear jacks towards the center of the trailer about 18". I also added a third set of jacks just in front of the front tire. I have all scissor jacks on mine. This was a good thing as my jacks were mounted too low anyway and the rear jacks would get close to hitting on curbs ETC. The fronts were mounted on the rear of the hitch a frame and the rears were mounted on the bumper support frame. So the jacks got moved in 18" and raised about 5-6 inches.
I then installed the "Steadyfast" system. It uses 2 struts on one of the front jacks to anchor the front of the trailer. And one strut on the rear to keep the rear from moving side to side.
I also built 4 large 10" X 16" X 3" wood pads for the corner jacks to sit on. The pads for the center jacks and the tongue jack are a bit smaller.
It isn't like my house, but it is a 100% improvement over what it was. Don't need to take Dramamine to watch TV anymore.
Steadyfast link: http://tinyurl.com/zjel3se
Video of what it is. I met with this guy. He knows what is what with trailer shake.