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Old 12-16-2018, 01:39 PM   #15
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I did the white paint this year on our Hensley hitch. It helps provide contrast, alignment, and better depth of field. Great recommendation from this group

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Old 12-16-2018, 04:53 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Countryboy59 View Post
I use regular wheel chocks. I don’t like side loading the bearings with chocks between the wheels. I set ‘em with a rubber mallet. And I put boards under the stabilizers so they’re not sitting on the ground.
The side loading is nearly non existent compared to the bottom loading from the weight of the trailer, and the bearings don't move with the x-chocks, so I'm not sure why this is an issue.

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Old 12-16-2018, 07:11 PM   #17
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I try to walk softly most of the time, I cannot say that I hit the mark every day; I don’t think walking softly is in morelach’s makeup, so I just deal with it. Do we even teach boys to walk softly? Somedays I deal with the shake well, somedays I become annoyed. I never say anything to him though because I know he will take it to mean something about his weight and that’s a tender spot for any of us at this age. Anyways, I’d rather have him around to shake the Airstream than not. ♥️
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:20 PM   #18
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Wheel chocks with hammer, x-chocks, and stabilizers down, we have very little movement with this setup. Lots of people and kids jumping around not an issue.
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:33 AM   #19
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It sounds to me that you stabilizer setup needs improvement. We went through a similar set of problems. You may be doing this but I found it is important to have the right number of blocks under the stabilizer foot. Then the order the stabilizers are tightened seems important too, and how much will result in removing the shakes.

There was a thread posted last year about the order to tighten the stabilizers including the tong jack. I find that I can obtain the shake free setup by using blocks under the stabilizer foot and my manually tightening the stabilizer with the 1/2" speed ratchet handle that came with the trailer. For a rule of thumb, when you look at the blocked stabilizer it needs to have a maximum of a 45 degree angle.

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