Stabilising Your Caravan 101

Stabilising Your Caravan 101

Stabilising Your Caravan 101: Tips for Using Stabiliser Legs

 

Setting up your caravan correctly using stabiliser legs is key to getting optimal stability and avoiding the “swaying boat” feeling. Follow our tips below on how to use stabiliser legs properly so your next camping trip is smooth sailing.

Positioning is Key

Once your caravan is parked and levelled, set your stabiliser legs at slight outward angles – never straight up and down. Angled legs brace against motion much better to minimize rocking, swaying or shifting as you move around inside. Legs at 90 degree angles do little to stabilise.

Get A Firm Stance

Lower legs slowly – no dropping them into place! Adjust height so feet have solid contact with the ground. Place wooden blocks underneath if needed to reach far enough on uneven terrain. Firm ground contact prevents sinking or slipping over time.

 

Secure Proper Locking

Double check that stabiliser legs lock securely into position before unwinding weight onto them. Similarly, make sure to fully retract and lock legs up in travel position so vibrations don’t loosen the feet.

 

Level Separately

Do not attempt to lift or level your caravan by overextending the stabiliser legs. These provide stabilisation only once parked and levelled. Use your jockey wheel and levelling ramps first to get into position. The legs simply minimize motion side-to-side and front-to-back.

 

By correctly orienting and planting those stabiliser legs on either end, it’s far easier to cook, sleep and live comfortably once camp is set. Your caravan will feel almost motionless rather than constantly rocking at every little bump or stir.

 

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