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Old 05-01-2019, 07:34 AM   #1
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Shaky or movement when walking in Camper

Hi All I have a Bumper Pull 280RK and I have leveled it up but I am finding it to be shaky when moving around inside of it. I have put extra stabilizers under it but still seems shaky. Any suggestions on what maybe to look at please. The underbelly is enclosed so its kind of Hard to figure out where to locate the extra stabilizers I don't want to rip the underbelly covering of course either by using these.

How about the Stabilizers for the Slide out Yay or Nay?

Thanks in advance for you knowledge & suggestions.

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Old 05-01-2019, 07:47 AM   #2
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Take a look at this link. I think you will get some ideas.
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:28 AM   #3
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Lloyd I tried following the link I got a message Sorry no matchs

It looks like it was a search what did you search for maybe?
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:34 AM   #4
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Take a look at these'

https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Fab-Pro...ateway&sr=8-36
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:41 AM   #5
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Lloyd I tried following the link I got a message Sorry no matchs

It looks like it was a search what did you search for maybe?



Try this.

SteadyFast: 5th Wheel and RV Trailer Stabilizer
https://www.campingworld.com/jt-stro...kit-69725.html


Neither of these have to be purchased at these sites. Look around and find the best price.
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:13 AM   #6
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You can use slide out stabilizers if you want. I would only use them if you are setup on a concreate pad that is the full width of the trailer and slide. If the trailer is on a pad and the slide is not you will get movement between the ground and the pad as the temp changes or after a rain. That movement could cause problem's with the slide seals and possibly a leak. Most people do not use them unless set up on a permanent site with a full concrete pad.

As to the stabilizers in the link they work well. If you are set up on a permanent site you could put concrete block piers under the frame.
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:50 PM   #7
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Thanks Dagst1 & Lloyd Ill take a lok at these options & check under my camper for mounting this weekend to ee if this might work.
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:51 PM   #8
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Last summer I was experimenting with mine to get it more solid. I camp at state parks with dirt/gravel sites, so it's a little tougher. I have made 8" tall wood blocks for the jacks - gives the jack a solid base and they don't have to be extended so far (that helped some). Making sure the jacks are all snugged up evenly is important. Next is wheel chocks-wedges that go between the wheels to eliminate any movement (like 'X-Chock') - I made some out of 4x4, we'll see if that helps. I have 3 teenagers in the camper, which doesn't help, especially when one of them is moving around on the top bunk in the back...

Good luck, let us know what you find that works!

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Old 05-02-2019, 07:00 AM   #9
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Thanks Marty I have the Small little wheel chocks maybe the X Chocks might help.


I am on Gravel I have the Jacks not extended out because in my experiences with Past trailers not extended way out is in fact best.
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:04 AM   #10
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We started using the X-Chocks two seasons ago and noticed a difference. It wasn't the absolute end of trailer movement but we're happy with the results using them. I also put blocks under the stabilizer jacks so they don't have to be extended as far.

We have two grandsons with us most of the time so every little improvement helps!
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:52 AM   #11
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X chocks, helped the most for us..... locks tires, so they won't rock back and forth, at all.
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Old 05-09-2019, 03:47 PM   #12
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I bought two stabilizers and mounted them in the middle of the trailer. My bumper pull is 37 feet and it help a lot. Not perfect but a whole lot better than it was
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Old 05-09-2019, 05:29 PM   #13
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My 23 did the same thing. I have original crank downs mounted with length side to side as are original installs. I mounted 2 more, one fore and one aft of axles, one on each side , mounted parallel to frame rails. A bit tougher to extend but wow what a difference. They take out the inherent poor stabilization provided by the originals. Trailers move along the longest axis and the scissor stabilizers poor design when mounted to eliminate side to side don't eliminate the front to back motion that is more likely needing stabilization along the axis of motion the wheel are intended to provide while trailering.
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Old 05-09-2019, 05:43 PM   #14
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I also made the switch from wheel chocks to the x chocks this year. Noticeable improvement.
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Old 05-09-2019, 05:55 PM   #15
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Plus 1 on the X-chocks Iíve had them for the past few trailers and they help a lot.
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