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    Trailer movement when parked

    We will be parked for 4 months and was wondering if there is anyway to minimize the movement shacking when you walk around in the unit, bought a tripod for the pin and that really helped in the bedroom but the back still has a lot of movement. I know you can't stop it completely but I'd like to et it a little less. any ideas
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    Set it on cement blocks? get the suspension out of the equation.
    Stephen & Nikki

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    Is this a problem with all RV's (the excessive movement while set up) or is it worse in a fifth wheel? Would jack stands placed under the frame help at all? I have heard so many pros and cons to placing stands under slides- so not sure what is best for the longivity of the slide-unit or for abating some of the movement.

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    I know that with the 6-point level system I have on this unit, it's muchmore stabil then with my previous travel trailer. With the travel trailer (TT) we had two electric jacks froward and aft plus the tongue jack. After we finished setting up the TT, and in it, I could feel every little movement in the unit. But with the 5th wheel, we feel movement, but no where's near as bad as we did with the TT.
    Stephen & Nikki

    2013 Ford F-250 SRW w/Firestone Ride Rite Airbags, B&W Companion Hitch,
    Titan XXL 50 Gallon Mid-Ship Fuel Tank and Viair Onboard Air.
    2015 Grand Design Momentum 350M
    2009 Club Car Golf Cart
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Using wheel chocks help also.
    I use ones similar to these:
    http://www.adventurerv.net/bal-xchoc...source=Froogle

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    Good news We used the X tire chocks on our 37" travel trailer it helped along with the 4 elec jacks, but could still feel movement- We are hoping the 6 levelers will decrease that movement on the new 350. We emailed the plant to check on our trailer a few times and are having problems getting answers, especially in a timely manner. Our sales people didn't have all the answers to this new product, so it would be nice to have someone to answer our questions.

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    We use the one step wheel chocks which jam against the two tires like the X versions, but also create really strong fore/aft chocking. https://www.etrailer.com/tv-review-f...4-00-4000.aspx
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    We use wheel chocks and this stabilizer..http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...abilizer/34337
    We use only one under the bumper and it really helps.
    Renee & Bill -- Central Louisiana
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    Will def need some kind of locking chock. Can't use the X one we have now it's for a wide tandem spread. Interesting how quickly the step on kind is to insert.

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    I have a couple step on chicks. They have to be adjusted every time I use them

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