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Old 10-22-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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I am the proud owner of a 2013 Redwood 36RE . 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, 01:32 PM   #2
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Everything I've ever heard suggest you NOT use slide jacks !!! if the rv settles (which it will) it will put stress on the slide system and possibly stop the system from working ...

then take one of those slide jacks and put it under the rear hitch with just enough pressure to not let the overhand bounce...

Another thing is chocks all around and possibly something like this to stop wheel 'shimy'
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...win-pack/31695

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Old 10-22-2013, 02:39 PM   #3
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Everything I've ever heard suggest you NOT use slide jacks !!! if the rv settles (which it will) it will put stress on the slide system and possibly stop the system from working ...
I just put slide supports under mine to steady it also. Now I'm confused. I was told on my last 5er that slide supports are necessary to keep the slide from sagging if you have them out for long periods. Wouldn't you just need to run the auto level from time to time to offset any settling that may occur?
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:46 PM   #4
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I was told by our dealer not to use slide jacks.
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:53 PM   #5
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My humble opinion is that the slide mechanism was designed to hold and move the slide....
let's say that is 1,000 lbs for arguments sake...

let's say a slide jack could have up to half the weight of the rv on it, say 7000 lbs ....

not sure the designers would have had the beancounters ok to over design it that much

And bet the person that told you slide jacks are good just happened to be the guy selling them ?!?


to each his own, so, as Joe Friday would say, "jus tryin to hep Ma'arm"




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Johnboy I'm sorry but that make no sense at all. Not trying to be rude but Sgt Friday never said 'hep' or 'marm'

Just ribin ya
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I honestly don't see how the support would hurt as long as you don't try to jack the slide up with them. They're designed to stop downward movement only not raise or level the slide
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The dealer stated in put un-due stress on the slide that it was not designed for.
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Johnboy I'm sorry but that make no sense at all. Not trying to be rude but Sgt Friday never said 'hep' or 'marm'

Just ribin ya
ok - u caught me borrowing from the weigh back memory of my childhood!

"Just the facts, Ma'am"

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Does this Topic come fromthe song "if the trailer is rockin... don't bother knockin"?? ... something like that. Edited by: 5th_Time
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I am the proud owner of a 2013 Redwood 36RE . 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?




We get somebounce whenmoving around but then I have neverexpected anything as solid as the house. We lived in a mobile home for years, and in that case,we removed the wheels and blocked up the frame every 10 feet along the I-beam rails.



You could try leveling, then increasing the jack height a small amount to lift the tires off the ground. The tires / axels will contribute considerabley to the bounce.

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Slide outs are designed to have the pressure down not up. If you put slide out levelers under the slide outs, and you trailer settles any, it can put the pressure in the wrong direction and could possibly hurt the slide out mechanism. As hooserguy said it is very difficult to get all the bounce out, but by putting support under the rear hitch, putting more weight on the jacks and removing it from the suspension, and putting a king pin tripod under the from if necessary, you can eliminate just about all of it.
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Try not to extend the jacks as far. We use three leveling plates under the rear jacks, and two under the front jacks. Also, stand about 10-15 feet behind your coach. Look at how far the jacks are canted outward. It should be about an inch. If it's too much, add some large washers behind the top bolts holding the jacks. I actually had to add three washers to the top bolts and two to the middle to bring the right jack in.

Some movement is inevitable, too much a PIA (punn intended). I also don't recommend the slide supports.Edited by: Adamsvr
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:24 PM   #14
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I'm actually considering putting these on the back of our trailer:

BAL 30" Deluxe Telescopic Stabilizing Jack

We have the 38BR which is long. My office is in the back section and I sit there virtually 8 hours 5 days per week. When the washer/dryer gets to going it starts feeling like a fair ride back there! Like others our bedroom is rock solid, figured some other way to support the back would likely solve the problem.Edited by: lwg
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