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    Don't ask me I just took the pictures. We spent two days trying to figure it out. He was pulling it with a dually so the weight with all the blocks was probably not an issue.
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  • #2
    usually when I see something like that it is an attempt to stabilize a weak frame so as to keep it from bouncing when folks are moving around inside .... some folks are hypersensitive to a motion in a camper when they are in it

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    • #3
      I would be hypersensitive to carrying around all the blocks he is using...

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      • #4
        Can someone explain to me. Also, what is with all the blocks. What am I missing:help:

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        • #5
          It's the poor man's Big Foot Jack System....
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          • #6
            Originally posted by monde48 View Post
            Can someone explain to me. Also, what is with all the blocks. What am I missing:help:
            One theory I have read, maybe on this forum somewhere, is that the further one needs to extend those scissor stabilization jacks, the less stable the result.

            I have no scientific details to demonstrate or document that, but I have tried it and it does seem to make a difference. I use blocks under those type of stabilizers so that they only need to be extended a few inches, as opposed to the two or more feet that they will potentially extend.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by MAAX2 View Post
              One theory I have read, maybe on this forum somewhere, is that the further one needs to extend those scissor stabilization jacks, the less stable the result.

              I have no scientific details to demonstrate or document that, but I have tried it and it does seem to make a difference. I use blocks under those type of stabilizers so that they only need to be extended a few inches, as opposed to the two or more feet that they will potentially extend.


              Looks like this guy put them every place EXCEPT under those scissors though!!
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              • #8
                Without some diagonal braces, all those jacks and blocks won't do bupkis to stop the shakes.

                I'd love to talk to the guy though. Hope he doesn't bump it too hard when he hooks the truck up. That trailer could drop a long way off those front blocks.
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                • #9
                  But, but, but, he's got wheel chocks front and rear. It Can't go anywhere.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MAAX2 View Post
                    One theory I have read, maybe on this forum somewhere, is that the further one needs to extend those scissor stabilization jacks, the less stable the result.

                    that is right .... it is a lever principle .... the further/longer the stabilizers are extended, the easier they are to move .... ie: the longer the lever the less force it takes to move an object

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JEBar View Post
                      that is right .... it is a lever principle .... the further/longer the stabilizers are extended, the easier they are to move .... ie: the longer the lever the less force it takes to move an object

                      Jim
                      It's been my experience that the scissor jack "stabilizers" do VERY little to eliminate side to side motion. They reduce up and down motion that the axle springs permit. I don't see the bottle jacks being any better. I can also see side to side play in the front landing legs on our trailer. The difference when I install our Wayne's Stabilizer is night and day. Or Jim, in your case those diagonal braces will really do the job.

                      A real life example is a tree. Very strong in the vertical direction but they sway in the wind. That's one reason why radio/tv towers have guy wires. The guy wires are the diagonal brace.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BC Jim View Post
                        Or Jim, in your case those diagonal braces will really do the job.

                        the cross braces that My incorporated into our Bigfoot leveling system are excellent .... frankly, with between the tire Bal chocks we seldom actually have found the need for additional stabilization .... I'm sure glad we have it and when we are set up for weeks at a time we will no doubt use them .... I may well remove the OEM rear scissor stabilizers, they really aren't needed any more

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JEBar View Post
                          .... I may well remove the OEM rear scissor stabilizers, they really aren't needed any more

                          Jim
                          Yes, the Bigfoot system takes the vertical load so those scissor jacks are redundant. Sure don't want to carry any extra weight.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BC Jim View Post
                            Sure don't want to carry any extra weight.

                            absolutely, you have no idea how worried I've been about it ..:sack:

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                            • #15
                              Maybe the guys other home is a mobilehome and he is just used to all those blocks.
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