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Old 11-25-2016, 03:20 AM   #1
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Stability

How much problem are you having with shaking and stability? Have any of you installed the steadyfast or similar stability devices? We do not like all the shaking. Any ideas???
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Old 11-25-2016, 04:29 AM   #2
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I made this up as a quick fix for stability. Easy to make, cheap and easy on easy off.
It works fine for us weekend campers..



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How does that work?
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Old 11-25-2016, 05:12 AM   #4
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Not as good as jacks on both sides. But it was cheap, easy to make it works noticeably well and it goes on and off easy.


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Old 11-25-2016, 11:34 AM   #5
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I made this up as a quick fix for stability. Easy to make, cheap and easy on easy off.
It works fine for us weekend campers..




I like this easy set up. There have been others who have installed extra jacks in the rear that have also worked. The long overhang in the rear looks to be the culprit of the extra movement that folks have experienced.
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Old 11-25-2016, 12:47 PM   #6
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I too made a device very similar to the one Foxfire made. It helps some. I also did put one of the Steadyfast stabilizers on the rear of our RW. That also helps some. The thing that helps the most, I believe, is to minimize the amount that the jacks are extended. It's kind of pain but I made jack pads out of 2x10's. I screwed two together for each pad.
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Old 11-25-2016, 12:59 PM   #7
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I too made a device very similar to the one Foxfire made. It helps some. I also did put one of the Steadyfast stabilizers on the rear of our RW. That also helps some. The thing that helps the most, I believe, is to minimize the amount that the jacks are extended. It's kind of pain but I made jack pads out of 2x10's. I screwed two together for each pad.
This is definitely true. I've noticed that the more uneven the site is and the higher the leveling jacks were the more the rig shook. I also noticed when I put in the wheel locks between the wheels (when we will be there for an extended time) the rig doesn't shake as much.
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I installed the steadyfast stabilizers and the took out about 95% of the movement. Well worth the money
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Old 11-25-2016, 01:21 PM   #9
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I installed a set of retractable stabilizers just in front of the trailer hitch. There is a 2x2 piece of steel tubing there that looks like it was made for it. Install was about a 20 minute job. I used the manual ones as I don't put them down every time but they also make electric. As Bruce said, if I keep the jack legs short with some blocks underneath and then put the stabilizers down, the coach hardly moves at all.
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I keep a plastic tub full of 2x10 pieces in the back of the truck for the times when I need extras.
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