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Old 10-22-2013, 07:54 AM   #1
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If this trailer is rocking......

I am the proud owner of a 2013 Redwood 36RE (rear entertainment ). This is my first 5er so maybe this is just how they are but I can't seem to get the shake out. It has a 6 point landing gear and i have put slide jacks under (2 on each side). Every time we walk through the back it rocks. When we sit down it rocks hard enough to rattle the window shades. In the bedroom, above the kingpin, its solid as a rock. What else can I try?

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Old 10-22-2013, 08:57 AM   #2
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We have the Big Foot (4 levelers) and we have a an additional set of electric jacks near the back end of our 5th wheel. All the 6 points installations I have seen have the rear 4 levelers right before and then right after the tires. That sure leaves lots of space without any sort of jack support to keep the movement down. You may have to add something closer to the rear to help cut down on movement.

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Old 10-22-2013, 09:06 AM   #3
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We have owned 2 5ers in the past and you never get all the shake out of it. But, there are a lot of after market stuff out there to help, adjustable tire chocks was one of the best things i found to help the shake, be sure to get the ones that go between the tires and adjust outward! One other note here, Do Not try to support the whole rig your levelers. This is just MOHO here and i'm sure that you get more.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:08 AM   #4
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Most manufacturers tell you not to put any king of support under the slides. In the event of settling, you could damage the slide.

Some people use x-chocks or something similar to reduce movement. The simpler solution is just to ignore it. I often don't even bother putting my rear stabilizers down. A little movement doesn't hurt anything.

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Old 10-23-2013, 08:35 AM   #5
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The locking ('X') wheel chocks go a long way toward reducing jiggle in trailers. You can also try putting more pressure on the rear jacks, to take more weight off the suspension. Make sure the 4 rear jacks are supporting equally or they may make the problem worse instead of better.

I too recommend against jacks under the slides. You are risking damage there, either through settling or an accidental change to one of the other jacks. They have no benefit for your rear jiggle problem anyway - they only work on slide movement against the rest of the trailer (and that is rare and usually means some problem that needs repair).
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:24 PM   #6
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Believe it or not, my pug walking thru my Class A at night will rock it enough to make me sea sick!
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:12 AM   #7
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Sounds like you either need to put that pug on a diet, or invest in a set of good jacks for that motorhome.
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Surprisingly, nobody has mentioned BAL LockArms or JT's Strongarms. They really work a treat. Here's a video:

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