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Offline RichterPA

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Does your Camper Wiggle?
« on: August 08, 2016, 02:49:16 PM »
Ok.... So I just got back from a week long trip with 6 of us in the camper.  I'm an early riser, and a quiet cup of coffee is something that starts my day off the right way when traveling with 4 kids.  This new camper I have, if someone even rolls over in bed the entire camper moves.  Its a bit annoying because with 6 of us... there is someone always moving.  I know I'm bound to get a "When the campers Rock'en joke"  But when a 60lb 8 year old gets out of bed the entire camper is rocken.... that doesn't make for good sleep.

I have stabilizer jacks on all 4 corners, but this camper tends to sit much higher then ones I have had in the past.  What are you doing to better stabilize your camper to get rid of the wiggle?


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Re: Does your Camper Wiggle?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2016, 03:25:47 PM »
Ok.... So I just got back from a week long trip with 6 of us in the camper.  I'm an early riser, and a quiet cup of coffee is something that starts my day off the right way when traveling with 4 kids.  This new camper I have, if someone even rolls over in bed the entire camper moves.  Its a bit annoying because with 6 of us... there is someone always moving.  I know I'm bound to get a "When the campers Rock'en joke"  But when a 60lb 8 year old gets out of bed the entire camper is rocken.... that doesn't make for good sleep.

I have stabilizer jacks on all 4 corners, but this camper tends to sit much higher then ones I have had in the past.  What are you doing to better stabilize your camper to get rid of the wiggle?

The scissor type wheel chocks make a huge difference. I have a set I used on my last 5th wheel they were great. You'll be surprised at how much of the movement that you are feeling is front to rear and not side to side. Those stabilizer jacks on the tt are only designed to stabilize up and down and side to side mostly. ;)



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Re: Does your Camper Wiggle?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 05:16:25 PM »
Believe it or not, these work extremely well.  Well use the X-chocks along with one of these and it removes almost all of the movement.
http://www.rvautoparts.com/Valterra-RV-Stabilizer-14-28-Universal-020106_p_9455.html?gclid=CMK-jZDess4CFRJahgodHzAAWA
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Re: Does your Camper Wiggle?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2016, 07:37:44 PM »

Times three on the x-chocks for front to back.  Along with a JT strong arm type of stabilizer on the rear jacks to the middle of camper for side to side.  Had our Outback setup this way and it made a big difference.
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Re: Does your Camper Wiggle?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2016, 11:40:17 AM »
My wheels have a pretty sizable distance between each other, but I found a jack that will go the distance.  Were going to start there and see what I need to add.  After the last trip I definitly need to find a solution, it was driving me nuts.
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Re: Does your Camper Wiggle?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2016, 12:26:55 PM »
Believe it or not, these work extremely well.  Well use the X-chocks along with one of these and it removes almost all of the movement.
http://www.rvautoparts.com/Valterra-RV-Stabilizer-14-28-Universal-020106_p_9455.html?gclid=CMK-jZDess4CFRJahgodHzAAWA

X2.  I have one on the front and one on the back.  Won't remove all the wiggle and we're a family of 6 as well.  I have had to teach my kiddos the "Outback Walk" which is not to pound your heels down and no jumping around.  I also use the X-chocks on my wheels and they help, however, remmeber that when you get to the campsite your tires are hot and have expanded some so when they cool, check the chock again. In the summer months, after a few hours those x-chocks can actually get relatively loose.

Of course JT strong arms are amazing and probably the best option to keep that trailer in check.
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Re: Does your Camper Wiggle?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2016, 12:34:54 PM »
My wheels have a pretty sizable distance between each other, but I found a jack that will go the distance.  Were going to start there and see what I need to add.  After the last trip I definitely need to find a solution, it was driving me nuts.

If all else fails you can go get you a big 5th wheel with hydraulic 6 point auto level. I mean heck, you get a little sway from your TV you go and buy a BIG BAD DODGE......... ;D



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Re: Does your Camper Wiggle?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2016, 08:40:10 PM »
Hydraulic 4 point they say is all u need .....middle doesn't really do anything if 4 are placed correctly ....

Scissors between wheels and jt arms do wonders!!!

Curious if your Jack's are hand crank or the ones with motors???....ones with motors don't work as well

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Re: Does your Camper Wiggle?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2016, 10:13:04 AM »
Theres and idea.....Lol

I think I am done with large camping investments for a few years.


If all else fails you can go get you a big 5th wheel with hydraulic 6 point auto level. I mean heck, you get a little sway from your TV you go and buy a BIG BAD DODGE......... ;D
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Re: Does your Camper Wiggle?
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2016, 10:15:11 AM »
Mine are hand cranked.... I getting them pretty tight, but they just don't seem to do the trick.  The only thing I see different is that this unit is so much higher in the air then prior campers.  I have been placing stackable blocks under the jacks so that they are not fully extended, and that hasn't done anything either.


Hydraulic 4 point they say is all u need .....middle doesn't really do anything if 4 are placed correctly ....

Scissors between wheels and jt arms do wonders!!!

Curious if your Jack's are hand crank or the ones with motors???....ones with motors don't work as well

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Richter, Phoenixville, Pa

 


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