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#1 dharris

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:18 AM

What have any of you done to better stabilize your trailer? Was thinking of swapping out the cheap stab jacks that come with the trailer with better ones. Also, if I don't extend them as much and use wood blocks to make up for the height, will this help my stock jacks work better?

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:54 AM

Real tight wheel chocks help.

I put one on each side of the trailer, then ease forward onto them, set the brake, and position one more one each side to stop backwards movement. When I release the brake, the trailer 'settles' onto the chocks and all are very tight.

After that, level the trailer and lower the stabilizer jacks until they are 'snug'.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 11:25 AM

Don
I made a set of wheel chocks that go between the wheels. With the rod and nut going through the chocks you can get them nice and tight. I then made blocks to put under my stabilizers so they don’t have to be extended so far. Still get a little rocking, but not near as bad as it was. Search the forum and you can find a picture of the homemade wheel chocks.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 11:41 AM

The BAL Tire Locking Chocks work real well. I use two of them, between the wheels on either side, and they really stop the front to rear movement well. There is a world of difference after I install them each time we set up. I even use them when we are overnighting and stay hooked up to the truck.

Here's a link: BAL Deluxe Tire Locking Chock

You may be able to find these for less money elsewhere, but these are what I recommend. (I bought mine for about $40 each from a local RV Supply store.)

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