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Old 07-03-2018, 08:41 AM   #1
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Stabilizing Seasonal

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We are the proud owners of a new to us 2007 CrossRoads RV Zinger 32 SB. This is our first full season of camping. Our unit is parked permanently and open from May until first week in October.

I've seen mixed recommendations on supporting the slides, with the majority leaning towards "don't do it."

With regard to general stabilization and leveling of our unit, are there any recommendations for adjusting a permanently parked unit? It's been parked since new, and I'm wondering if it's settled a bit, because we get quite a bit of jiggle when we walk around inside.

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Old 07-03-2018, 10:56 AM   #2
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Options to think about.


  1. X chocks for tires will help stabilize
  2. Addition set of jack stands midway of trailer
  3. Stairs stabilizers


x chocks



jack stands



Stair stablizer
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:46 AM   #3
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If your never going to move it why not jack it up and put concrete blocks like they do under mobile homes. Will make it very solid.
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Welcome to the forum. I guess it depends if your not going to move it for years and how much work you want to put in to stability, and if your allowed to leave it at the site in the winter.
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Welcome to the forum. I guess it depends if your not going to move it for years and how much work you want to put in to stability, and if your allowed to leave it at the site in the winter.
Thanks for the replies so far!

We won't be moving the trailer - it's been parked since it was purchased and we have no plans to move it. It is "stored" onsite overwinter with no need to haul out.

We are required to keep the tires on our units. I'm not sure if it's a municipal bylaw, or just the resort rules

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If the unit is parked on concrete I would support the slides. If not on concrete the unit will settle over time and that would not be good if the slides were supported.
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Is your site concrete or gravel? If it were me I would check with the site management to see what they allow. If allowed you need some support from the frame in at least 3 places on each side be it blocks or jack stands and leave the wheels on just raise it enough to take the weight off the springs. As for the slides if I were not there I would close them so support would not be needed. And as said earlier if on gravel or dirt do not use supports as your trailer settles it would put a lot of stress on the slide and the walls possibly causing damage.
This is what I would do your opinion may very! lol
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Is your site concrete or gravel? If it were me I would check with the site management to see what they allow. If allowed you need some support from the frame in at least 3 places on each side be it blocks or jack stands and leave the wheels on just raise it enough to take the weight off the springs. As for the slides if I were not there I would close them so support would not be needed. And as said earlier if on gravel or dirt do not use them as your trailer settles it would put a lot of stress on the slide and the walls possibly causing damage.
This is what I would do your opinion may very! lol

I agree. That's how I would do it.
I see some seasonal units around here that leave the slides out year around. To me that is just asking for trouble. I've seen tree limbs that broke off laying on them, and in the winter the snow is usually piled up to the main roof. Something like that is just a leak waiting to happen. When it thaws and refreezes thru out the winter I would think the ice would start pushing in the seals.
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:52 AM   #9
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Keep them coming!

This is why I LOVE this forum!

Thanks so much for the information gang.

In case it adds to/changes the discussion:
1) We are out nearly every week, I'm not sure if we should bring the slides in once a week (i.e. would that add undue wear and tear)?

2) We bring the slides in for the winter as part of our closing up routine

3) The site itself is gravel, and is prone to settling.

Thank you Great Hive Mind!!!
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