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Old 08-14-2014, 02:10 AM   #1
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Leveling the trailer

Ok we have been trying to figure this one out but no luck yet. We are scratching our heads with this. Trying to keep trailer level. We first had it on gravel and with in a couple of hours noticed rocking back and forth motion. Now we have it on a solid concrete pad and the same thing. If we run the washer and dryer it makes it really unstable but when we check the auto level it says everything is ok each time. Any suggestions on this
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Old 08-14-2014, 03:11 AM   #2
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Some have identified it as the long overhang at the back...

Some got stabilizers like this --> http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Jack...39-941602.html

'some' opted for a smaller jack under the hitch like this --> http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...3056_200463056
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So basically everyone has this problem then
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:33 AM   #4
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This is what I made up to stop the sway in the very end.
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David and Beth,

These rigs will move when leveled, the movement is mostly swaying and most noticeable in the rear of the coach. This is primarily due to the overhang behind the rear most stabilizers [jacks]. Some ask why the stabilizers are so far forward, just behind the wheels, instead of near the back of the rig... if they were back there they would likely get damaged or torn off when the back of the rig sags going over bumps.

Some have chosen to add manual stabilizers to the rear of the rig [make sure they are mounted flush with the rear square frame], I haven't done anything as the movement doesn't bother me.
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:50 PM   #6
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I added the BAL stabilizers to the rear. Cost about $150 from Amazon and made a HUGE difference! They really should come like this from the factory.
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This is what I made up to stop the sway in the very end.

I've thought about this too....has it helped?
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David and Beth,

These rigs will move when leveled, the movement is mostly swaying and most noticeable in the rear of the coach. This is primarily due to the overhang behind the rear most stabilizers [jacks]. Some ask why the stabilizers are so far forward, just behind the wheels, instead of near the back of the rig... if they were back there they would likely get damaged or torn off when the back of the rig sags going over bumps.

Some have chosen to add manual stabilizers to the rear of the rig [make sure they are mounted flush with the rear square frame], I haven't done anything as the movement doesn't bother me.

I'll agree, it doesn't really bother me but I did notice a difference when I was walking into some of the big pusher MH that were solid as a rock. I just hate to add the extra jacks because I didn't like having them on the last SOB. It's a shame Redwood can't just move the jacks back another 2 foot.
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Some ask why the stabilizers are so far forward, just behind the wheels, instead of near the back of the rig... if they were back there they would likely get damaged or torn off when the back of the rig sags going over bumps.
Aaah! Never even thought of that!
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David and Beth,
Some ask why the stabilizers are so far forward, just behind the wheels, instead of near the back of the rig... if they were back there they would likely get damaged or torn off when the back of the rig sags going over bumps.
In addition to the BAL Leveling jacks I added, I also added wheels to the back of the frame. Came out of a parking lot with a big drop and bent up one of the leveling jack screw drives. If there'd been Level Up jacks back there it would've been a very expensive fix.

http://www.etrailer.com/comparison.a...c2=UF48-979014
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