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Old 11-12-2014, 10:15 PM   #1
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Wobbling 5.0

While camping this weekend, we noticed our 5.0 was wobbling, even though the rear stabilizers were firmly placed. Further investigation revealed the front (electric) jacks were the cause of the problem.
Once I re-hitched the trailer (to take weight off the jacks) I put a wrench (5/8” socket) on the jack mounting bolts (three per jack) and found all six to be loose. Once tight the wobble was gone.
I have since removed one bolt at a time and put a bit of Loctite on each one before replacing the bolt.
Just another item to add to the maintenance checklist!

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Old 11-12-2014, 10:46 PM   #2
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I had something similar a while back with my spare tire mount. This prompted me to check all fasteners. The majority were just fine, but a couple snugged up a fair bit.

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Old 11-12-2014, 11:09 PM   #3
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Maybe the vibration of the trailer going down the road can make them loose over time? Anyway, the loctite should take care of it.
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