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Old 07-30-2016, 03:56 PM   #1
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New toy bug has bit me

As I'm browsing around the internet looking for ideas for the new camper I stumbled across the Anderson leveling system. I've leveled a lot of campers over the years setting them up for FEMA and getting my father in law set up and always used cement blocks and lumber...but this is MY first camper (2nd really but the first one was never used...long story. haha) and I like toys. I've read almost nothing negative about the anderson setup so I'm sure that's what I'll go with but I'm tore on getting the leveling kit or biting the bullet and getting the whole duffel bag full of goodies. Is there anything in there I can live without? Is it a ploy on their part to get more of my money? Is it worth it and I'll thank myself later for just doing it now and getting it out of the way?

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Ultimate Trailer Gear duffel bagĀ*| Andersen Hitches



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Old 07-30-2016, 05:02 PM   #2
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200 bucks, wow..... Looks interesting but Crabman is known here for being a cheapskate.
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Old 07-31-2016, 03:51 PM   #3
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I have these and absolutely love them 👍
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Old 07-31-2016, 05:34 PM   #4
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Looks like it would be easier than what I do but $200- looks like a lot of bucks for what's there... just my nickels worth... (inflation)...
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Old 07-31-2016, 05:39 PM   #5
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sorry but I use regular lego style leveling block and a rug in front of the door ... not near as expensive but each to their own
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:11 PM   #6
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X2 on the Legos and rug. Leaves a fair bit of money in the wallet for gas to go cruise with.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:36 PM   #7
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A gift for the person who has everything! I'll stick with my 1" boards and wooden chock block. Cost = $0.00.

In all seriousness, there really isn't anything there that can't be done by fabricating your own for a fraction of the cost. The Rapid Jack has some merit but by itself it's $50! Yikes.
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:16 PM   #8
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Looks like 20$ worth of plastic crap to me.

I guess if you got 200$ to burn, but I tend to look around at what people are actually using. Never seen that system in use before. Lego's and Wood - everywhere.
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:07 PM   #9
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Thanks for the input, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing out on something I would regret not getting later on.
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:26 PM   #10
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I understand. I'm the same way. If something really has utility I'll buy it.... but when I look at that kit I just don't see much there that's useful for that kind of money.

Seriously though, when your camping look around at what some of these older retired guys are doing. A lot of them have the process down and have some great ideas.

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