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Old 11-01-2014, 06:21 PM   #1
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Taking out the wobble

As we sit hear in Des Moine Iowa enjoying the chilly weather......the trailer wobbles every time Ginny mover her feet in the recliner. Thankfully I don't get sea sick LOL

There's been quite a bit of talk about this issue over the last several months. Those of you that have added stabilizer jacks, now that some time has passed, are they still working as well as you had hoped? Or has someone found a better way?

I've thought about having a buddy weld an extension on back of our RL making a 2 foot platform for STUFF and then adding some sort of jack system under it. This friend is a steel manufacture so he can build about anything out of steel. I do worry though about the "teeter totter" effect.
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:31 PM   #2
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Did you find a decent place to park in Des Moines?
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:22 PM   #3
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Dave - I'll look up the brand and part number of the one I got. Works like a champ and is almost hidden in front of the hitch. There is a piece of 2x2 steel tubbing right in front of the hitch that was made for it. Takes 4 drill holes and literally 15 minutes with a helper.

I don't use them all the time, usually when we're going to set up for more tha a couple days.
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Dave, welcome to IOWA stick around untill tomorrow the weather will change may not be any better but it will change
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Old 11-02-2014, 01:09 AM   #5
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Did you find a decent place to park in Des Moines?

Yes I did but apparently they're usually full of horse people. It's VERY clean (one of the cleanest I've ever seen) and well laid out. It's called "Griff's Valley View" in Altoona (just East of Des Moines). I was glad to find one open this late in the year.
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Dave - I'll look up the brand and part number of the one I got. Works like a champ and is almost hidden in front of the hitch. There is a piece of 2x2 steel tubbing right in front of the hitch that was made for it. Takes 4 drill holes and literally 15 minutes with a helper.

I don't use them all the time, usually when we're going to set up for more tha a couple days.
Thanks Vaughn
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Dave, welcome to IOWA stick around untill tomorrow the weather will change may not be any better but it will change
Thanks Andrew....

We already have a magazine in the Quad Cities and now we're looking at the Des Moines area. So far I'm impressed with the area. The trick is always finding the right local people to get involved. If it works out, I'll spend quite a bit of time in the area.
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:37 AM   #8
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Dave, the scissor jacks weren't my first choice but they work well and almost totally eliminate movement. No issues traveling with them.
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Old 11-02-2014, 03:53 AM   #9
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Our rear stabilizer jacks definitely work. It's very noticeable if they aren't down. That being said I know exactly the movement you mention. When I move my feet on the recliner or my hands it can rock the trailer from side to side a bit. I just assume there's not much that can be done sans removing the wheels and putting the trailer on blocks...
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Here are pictures of Vaughaun's setup I still have on the server:



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