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Old 09-03-2014, 11:13 AM   #1
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How to level trailer?

Anyone has a good step-by-step guidance or video that shows how to properly level the trailer? I am new to this and having a hard time.

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Old 09-03-2014, 11:23 AM   #2
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Look at the site when you pull up and try to back in where it is most level. Once you back in check your levels, I have the stick on type, but a lot of people use a 4' level. first level side to side. You need to cut some 2x8's or bigger or get some of those lego blocks, there are other things out there, but I am cheap so I have lumber. This is a trial and error. Pull up on a set on the low side, or back onto them. Now once that is level, chock the tires and unhook and level front to back with your front crank. If your on a very unlevel site you may need to pull the whole trailer up on boards to keep from bottoming out. Once your level front to back put your stabilizers down and your good to go. Do your best to get it perfect, it may seem close until you get in and cabinets wont close or you roll off your bed. it is all a trial and error.

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Old 09-03-2014, 11:27 AM   #3
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practice practice practice. You could get andersen levelers which seem to help a lot but I like old school..lol

First thing I do is get my trailer roughly into the position I want. Then I will get out my 4 foot level and put it on the side of the trailer. It is trial and error to a point but soon you will get the hang of it. I haven't been anywhere yet that I have need more than 2 lynx pads but those sites are out there that will need many more. I will then lay down a couple end to end and drive on them. Recheck and if close I will adjust with stabs and if need more I back up and put more on. Once you have that adjust the pole jack for level and set down stabilizers.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:29 AM   #4
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1. Purchase a set of Lynx Leveler blocks.

2. Back (or pull through) onto your site. Do not unhitch.

3. Using a bubble level determine which side of the camper is too low.

4. Using the blocks position the camper wheel(s) on the blocks to raise the low side. Practice will teach you how many blocks to use.

5. Now that you are level side to side place chocks so the camper cannot roll when unhitched.

6. Unhitch the camper.

7. Using the tongue jack adjust until level front to back.

8. Crank down the stabilizers.

9. Done.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:31 AM   #5
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The campground I stay 80percent of the time allows you to pick your site ,set up then go pay. Most just send you to a site. Some that I have tried to get in on I have backed in and simply didn't even try to level it. So I find another site that's better. Most CG are good but there are still quite a few that really need work. If you have one that is really bad ask for another site.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:38 AM   #6
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I just started using the Andersen levelers, I love them. When we got our new camper I didn't want to haul around a bunch of 2x6's, so far these have worked really well. Here is a short YouTube video. Hope this helps
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:02 PM   #7
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Cut yourself 8 10" 2/6's and 8 3/4" pieces the same size. The 2x6's will adjust approximately 1 full bubble and the 3/4" adjustment is 1/2 bubble. Will level out just about any reasonably level site. You may want to set up about 1/4 bubble high on the main slide side to compensate for the sway when the slide is extended.
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:40 PM   #8
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I have the stick on levels and in order to mount them correctly you place your 2' level on the floor and when the trailer is level (side to side) stick that level on the front of the trailer so you see it easily when you get out of the car. The front to rear one is a little different because your refrigerator is the most important factor for its operation. Place a 6-12" level inside the freezer compartment from ( front to rear) and get this one dead on because it should be within 3deg.. Place this one on the side front so when you crank it's not far away.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:01 AM   #9
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Thank you everyone!!! Very good ideas!!!
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:32 AM   #10
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A fellow who stores his 5th at the same lot I use put one of these on his pin box so he can see as he's pulling into the pad. I keep thinking about copying his idea but it's pretty low priority as the Bride is pretty good with the stick level.
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