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Old 04-08-2013, 09:27 PM   #1
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Stabilizer jacks

Is there any benefit to adding additional jacks like before and after the wheels to help take the movement out of the trailer?
I use a wheel chock that you tighten between the tires, would i benefit from adding one on the other side as well?
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:47 PM   #2
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Smile chocks

I have been told by many that wheel chocks on both sides of TT are best and it seems to be true.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:33 PM   #3
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Is there any benefit to adding additional jacks like before and after the wheels to help take the movement out of the trailer?
Not worth the cost and effort. If you first chock the wheels, then level the trailer front to rear using the tongue jack, then snug up all 4 stabilizers on a TT, you shouldn't have enough flex in the frame to notice. Don't use the stabilizers as jacks, but get them tight enough that the trailer will not be bouncing on the trailer suspension.

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I use a wheel chock that you tighten between the tires, would i benefit from adding one on the other side as well?
I have a pair. On level ground, I use only one of them. But with any grade at all, I'll use them both. Here's mine:
Ultra-Fab Chock and Lock Wheel Stabilizers for Tandem-Axle Trailers and RVs - Qty 2
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Is there any benefit to adding additional jacks like before and after the wheels to help take the movement out of the trailer?
I use a wheel chock that you tighten between the tires, would i benefit from adding one on the other side as well?
07 jayco 314 bhds
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I always just pop down the 4 corner stabilizer jacks and that does the trick.
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In experience with mine, I get more shaking from side to side and end to end "rolling" than up and down frame flex. The jacks have almost no lateral stability and the tongue jack has a lot of free play so the trailer tends to pivot on the wheels. Good solid chocking seems to help the most.
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