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Old 09-24-2012, 09:39 AM   #15
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Personally, I'd recommend a 400 kg depleted uranium flywheel coupled with a multi-axis dynamically balanced gyroscope controlled with a hardened-enclosure multi-axis accelerometer. In conjunction with a computer-assisted shifting weight system, this simple trailer modification should prevent any exterior exhibitions of inner-trailer stability-disruptive activities. Note that after installation this trailer would be limited to operation within the continental United States under DOD Critical Technology Ruling 2010-299/72 (as revised).
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:43 AM   #16
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One note about using your stabilizers.... if you happen to be camping on a concrete pad, or even larger rocks -- the stabilizers can cause quite the scraping noise against the ground when you're "walking" inside. Lets just say your rockin' will amplified. Use some scrap wood (1x6, etc) to act as a pad on the concrete/rock, then tighten everything up.
Word of caution in regards to using wood to block up a trailer. When wood gets wet it is very slippery! I used wood for a long time until one day my trailer take a short trip down hill (about 4') when someone pushed off a little to hard while stepping out of the trailer and the stabilizers slipped off the wood. The trailer actually did a little spin sideways, away for the wheel chocks as well, so they didnt do much to stop it.

A good reason to have a box of Plastic Leveling Blocks on hand - they work really well under stablizers, not just wheels. I also now use a tongue wheel chock as well.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:51 AM   #17
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I just picked up a set of those blocks these weekend... works like a champ!
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:09 PM   #18
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We use Wayne's RV Stabilizers for all 4 corners of our VT to keep it very steady. I also add an occasional scissor jack if the ground is uneven. My wife does not like a trailer that moves when she walks (or anything else), so I probably over-stabilize it. Thanks for asking "The Question that Shall Not be Asked!"
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:36 PM   #19
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What about when boondocking in a parking lot? Do people use stabilizer jacks then? I don't. So if you are overnighting at walmart its probably best to pretend you have kids sleeping nearby.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:17 PM   #20
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actually,,,,on reflection,,,, you know those chunks of tire on the highways that resemble an alligator crossing the road? a hunk of one of those under each,,,well,,,uh,,,love support, would help over come a lot of problems.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:23 PM   #21
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Hey serious though pretty embarrassing question. I just got a scamp and I love it, one problem, when my wife and I are "intimate" the lightweight nature of the trailer is such that the rocking is very noticeable to people camping nearby. Is there any hope of stopping this or is it just one of the issues of a lightweight camper?
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:22 PM   #22
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Word of caution in regards to using wood to block up a trailer. When wood gets wet it is very slippery! I used wood for a long time until one day my trailer take a short trip down hill (about 4') when someone pushed off a little to hard while stepping out of the trailer and the stabilizers slipped off the wood. The trailer actually did a little spin sideways, away for the wheel chocks as well, so they didnt do much to stop it.

A good reason to have a box of Plastic Leveling Blocks on hand - they work really well under stablizers, not just wheels. I also now use a tongue wheel chock as well.
That's a good point. I use a BAL tire leveler so the camper's not going anywhere, and so haven't had an issue of using wet wood under the stabilizers.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:59 PM   #23
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I can only hope I have this problem some time soon! Hasn't been an issue since I've bought the trailer a year ago sadly. But I am not satisfied with my jacks for just normal moving around and such, too much movement and noise. I think eventually I'll try a set of BALs and ideally a pair for the front too!
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:26 PM   #24
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Scissors jacks don't help, oh hubby and others. Remember the trailer falling off the one under the tongue (not when we were "walking" in the camper though). From this female"s perspective, still looking for the solution to this "Question That Shall Not Be Asked."

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:25 PM   #25
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If you live long enough I guarantee it will Stop Rocking.
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ha ha ha ha ha !!! What a way to end a Monday, this thread is totally wonderful!
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:59 PM   #27
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If you live long enough I guarantee it will Stop Rocking.
Then it is definitely time to replace your torsion axle!
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ha ha ha ha ha !!! What a way to end a Monday, this thread is totally wonderful!
Maybe we should get a moderator to move it to this forum:
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That is the way the conversation is becoming.
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