Rv/Camper Stabilizers

Introduction: Rv/Camper Stabilizers

About: I have a group on facebook.South La. radio restoration and collecting.

We have a 26 foot “couples camper” it is our first RV. My wife always complained about the shaking when either of us walked up or down the RV. So this is what I came up with.

Step 1: Items Needed

2 Eight foot two by fours treated (2 x 4 )

4 eyebolts 9/16

8 washers wilt minimum 9/16 hole for eyebolt

4 9/16 locknuts
Drill with bit 9/16

Chopsaw or miter box
2 ratching straps

Step 2: Measurements

The camper RV will need to be measured from the frame to ground. Once you have that measurement you will need to measure your boards about 10 or so inches longer. You will want to use a scrap board to get your measurements exact also can be used for drilling holes.

Step 3: Making the Cuts and Drilling

You will need to cut your 2x4 ‘s at 45 degrees chop saw or miter box,( make sure you measure to the long cut of the 45 degree. My camper required 36” cuts also have your cuts facing the same way on each side. Learned that the hard way. Next make your drill holes about 8 inches from bottom you can experiment with your scrap board for your rv.

Step 4: Measure and Drilling Holes Adding Eyebolts

You need to measure about 8 inches from bottom of the short inside of the 2 x 4 to drill the hole for the eyebolt. You may want to use your scrap 2 x 4 to get exact distance for your camper. This is the height for the strap to sit on the bottom off the ground. You need to put your washer under the eye of the eyebolt short side of the 45 degree cut facing the camper. On the outside add another washer on the long side of the 45 degree cut.

Step 5: Tighten Locknuts and Tips

You may want to add a bead of oil to the threads and use a screwdriver to hold the eye bolt while tightening the locknuts.

Step 6: Setting the Boards and Straps

Position your 2 x 4 s and hook the strap to one eyebolt and toss the remainder of the strap to the other side of the rv. I set my board on front and back of rv where there is also an angle iron connected to the frame. Just Finnish connecting your strap and ratchet away.

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    4 Discussions

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    chuck05401
    chuck05401

    1 year ago on Step 6

    So I first thought that this was the craziest thing I had seen.
    Then WHY NOT? I had the lumber and a spare strap. First try with the strap just wrapped around the 2x4 was a success!
    I didn't cut any angles - just square off the ends. This may seem like a shortcut but it makes things very usable....
    - on the ground end it makes a edge that digs-in and reduces slippage.
    - in the frame end (my board rests in the I-beam frame) it gives better contact in all conditions rather at a specific height or angle.
    - it makes the stabilizer universal for a number of conditions after leveling side-to-side.
    - my boards are a little longer than the recommended to provide a larger footprint.

    Bottom line is that for the price ($3 for a strap at Lowes and the bolts & washers since I had the wood) they are the best and truly the simplest!!

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    jveazey
    jveazey

    Reply 1 year ago

    Great glad it worked for you, the first time I put them on a a campground the neighbors were asking what they were for ? I saw one of them again on another trip and he had made some himself.

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    jveazey
    jveazey

    1 year ago

    Yes ours too we use blocks on the jacks ,maybe since it’s short it wobbles more. Thanks for the advice anyway.

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    Mark_Finewood
    Mark_Finewood

    1 year ago

    The campers I've used have jacks at each corner. These are extended down and tightened against a block to ensure they don't settle into the ground. You'll want to put blocks under yours for the same reason, otherwise the brace could loosen and fall out of place.