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Old 09-23-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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If this Scamps-a-rockin

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 09-23-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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Now that's a question I haven't heard on this forum. But the standard way to reduce 'bounce' is to put stabilizer jacks under the frame at each corner. Don't lift the wheels off the ground, just tighten the jacks so the suspension won't bounce. Maybe also some memory foam on the bed, which has a deadening effect on (ahem) movement.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:57 PM   #3
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Also add a sign. "WHEN THE TRAILER'S A ROCKIN DON'T COME A KNOCKIN!"
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:51 PM   #4
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Practice?
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:55 PM   #5
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Hi Mo, welcome to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here. You've started with a bang! Yeah, stablizers on each corner will stop that rockin'
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:57 PM   #6
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Many (perhaps most) travel trailers rock considerably even just when walking around inside. Stabilizer jacks are definitely the answer. My stick trailer came with them on both sides near the rear bumper, and with the main front jack also down my trailer is quite still.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:14 PM   #7
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In retrospect i could have just asked " How do i stop the scamp from rocking" but I guess this is more fun...
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:20 PM   #8
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Bahahaha! I bet there's barely a person on here who hasn't wondered the same at some point. :-)
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:39 PM   #9
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...and by the way, Mo, that memory foam makes a very comfortable place to SLEEP (if the mood strikes you, what can I say, I'm crazy that way).
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:51 PM   #10
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Hi !
I've heard that when it is cold, the memory foam becomes hard like a stone.
Now here it is 41 F...and we are planning a few camping weekend .
Have you noticed that?
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Without rear stabilizers you could have a most uplifting experience. And I promise your neighbors will notice. . Raz
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:34 AM   #12
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:58 AM   #13
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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.

Also, yes, FIRM memory foam can be hard as a rock in the cold. We had to send a mattress back because it would take our body heat a good 15 mins to soften the mattress, then you didn't want to turn over so you didn't start that process over --- turns out the wrong model had been delivered! Good thing because for a couple weeks, it was like sleeping on the floor. Our current foam is firmer when cold, but great after about 60 seconds. SO, check the firm/soft factor for cold weather camping! Of course, this would also impact the original question
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Also Mo, did you create a new user ID to ask that question?! Well done, if you did
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