Originally Posted by Drake
Thanks for your information. On a related topic, how do you level side to side? do you drive up on leveling blocks on the low side?
I see no way to adjust the landing gear or the rear stabilizers side to side... with single control.
I have found most RV parks are level or level within minor adjustment. Such as placing the thickness of a 2x4 or less under one of my front jacks. I also have a 1/2 in board that I can place on the 2z4.
So when you pull in check your level at that time. The 5th has some lateral movement in it and the level data will come off my bubble gages. Then I estimate if I need a 2x4 or the 1/2 in. Then I drop my front jacks and put the thickness I need and I have one more 1/2" I used to get closer to the pin hole on the jack, now your 2 front jacks are level ref your 5th wheel and you lift from there, drive out then bubble up with a slight nose up, bubble just off center.
Drop rear jacks til either one just barely touches the ground, then slide in 1/2"s or 2x4 under the opposite side, now they are level.
Now raise the rear to bring the bubble back to center. NOTE you should only need to raise the rear jacks about 1-2 in, you can tell by listening to the motor as it lifts is begins to slow down somewhat...this only take a matter of seconds.
The whole process is fast taking only a few min after you get the truck out from under.
What this does is level out and share the weight across all 8 points, putting just a bit more weight on the f/r jacks.
I do have some places where the ground plane is WOW, like a 8" drop on one side vs the other. When that occurs, I use my digital electronic level* to get the amount of lift I need to level out.
Its $34.99, got mine on sale at Christmas for about $20, even at $34.99 its a good deal. Here is what it will do for you. It have more than one mode of meas, , one of the modes tells you how many inches per foot to get to level. Set on rear bumper on the high side, the x the width of your rig. 1" per foot x 7 = 7 in under the wheels to level up.
I have only found that on one occasion, most of the time its <2 in out of level.
After you have gone thru this a few times you will be a pro...