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Post by echinus1988 »

My son and I went up to Sturgis this year. My second time, his first.

Rolled in very early. Early in the morning that is. About 2:30AM and decided to do a quick set up. No need to put the stabilizers down since we planned on moving the next day to a better spot. We camp in a Bunkhouse trailer.

To make a long story very short, that was a mistake to not put the stabilizers down.

I got up the next morning before my son but as soon as I got off the bed the entire trailer rotated on the tires and dropped on his side. I had the hitch and jack on my side. He had the tires to rotate on. He nearly went out the side of the trailer!

When we stopped laughing, I crawled back up to bring my side down and he decided he should get up also.

We moved and set up properly. And we set up the stabilizers to make sure the trailer stays flat from now on.

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Re: Stabilizers

Post by DenverWinger »

The stabilizers are the worst part of the job so I've skipped setting the stabilizers many times on the TravLite. But you HAVE to leave it hitched to the bike! :lol: :lol: No jack on Mine...

So that only works for overnight. :D
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Re: Stabilizers

Post by AZgl1800 »

our Toy Hauler is 26' long, but still, no stabilizers, and you can even feel when the dogs get up and turn around on the floor. :lol:

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