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Old 01-15-2015, 04:01 PM   #21
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Hitch Pin,

Here is what I did - remember, I have used only once.

I put the trailer pretty much where I wanted it to be when set up; I then backed up around another foot.

My son set a four foot level on the A-frame rails. He set the pointy end of a ramp in front of each wheel on the low side of the trailer. He then walked back to the front of the trailer to look at the level.

I crept forward until my son gave me the sign that the bubble in the level was set.

I set the emergency brake, we double-checked the level on the floor of the trailer, set the chock parts of the levelers under the wheels, and then set the X-chocks between the wheels (we use the x-chocks between the trailer tires to chock and prevent trailer movement).

That set the side-to-side level - took less than five minutes.

Turned off trucks, un-hooked, pulled truck off, and then set front-to-back level.

Took around fifteen-twenty minutes to place trailer, unhook, set level. Easiest I have ever set side-to-side level (I am not all that experienced).

I intend to always use the ramp part and the chock part; maybe experience will teach different.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:14 PM   #22
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Hitch Pin,

Here is what I did - remember, I have used only once.

I put the trailer pretty much where I wanted it to be when set up; I then backed up around another foot.

My son set a four foot level on the A-frame rails. He set the pointy end of a ramp in front of each wheel on the low side of the trailer. He then walked back to the front of the trailer to look at the level.

I crept forward until my son gave me the sign that the bubble in the level was set.

I set the emergency brake, we double-checked the level on the floor of the trailer, set the chock parts of the levelers under the wheels, and then set the X-chocks between the wheels (we use the x-chocks between the trailer tires to chock and prevent trailer movement).

That set the side-to-side level - took less than five minutes.

Turned off trucks, un-hooked, pulled truck off, and then set front-to-back level.

Took around fifteen-twenty minutes to place trailer, unhook, set level. Easiest I have ever set side-to-side level (I am not all that experienced).

I intend to always use the ramp part and the chock part; maybe experience will teach different.
I don't know how much it matters, I noticed you said that you put the X-chocks between the wheels before you level front to back. The papers that came with mine said, Do Not install the X-chocks before leveling trailer front to back. I could see where this could make a difference if the front to back was out very much.
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:47 PM   #23
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Oh these look cool. We just placed our order for a new Jayflight 28BHBE and I was wondering about leveling side to side. We are moving up from a PUP and have a BAL leveler for that which has been awesome but its for single axle trailers. Before we got the BAL I hated trying to level with the blocks and boards. I was dreading going back to that. Wondering if this is the answer for us I was bummed there wasn't some type of two axle BAL option
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Old 01-25-2015, 07:49 PM   #24
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Saw similar item on Amazon except they are used for changing tire. You just back onto or forward so you can change tire. Seems if you had 2 you could use to level
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:43 AM   #25
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I just bought a couple off of Amazon and they work great! It's definitely a good investment...
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:44 PM   #26
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We took our trailer out again this weekend and used the levelers again and had no problems this time. I think part of the problem before was because we were backing the truck up at about a 40 degree angle to the trailer so it was causing some twisting of the tires as they rode up on the levelers.
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You have remember to keep your foot off the brake or unplug, helps.
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You have remember to keep your foot off the brake or unplug, helps.
Actually that did not seem to make any difference -- after you mentioned it before I went out and tried unplugging but still had problems with the leveler shooting out from under the rear wheel. Pulling forward onto them rather than backing up didn't make any difference either -- again this was with the truck at nearly a 40 degree angle to the trailer.

I put some industrial grade friction tape on the bottoms that held things in place, but you could see the twisting effect in the wrinkling of the tape.

We had the trailer at an angle to the truck the first time so we could park the truck next to it after unhooking.

This time we decided to forgo parking right next to it and back the trailer and truck in a straight line into the site. That seems to make the big difference -- we stayed plugged in this time and my wife had me back up and pull forward an inch at a time to get things exactly level and I was braking normally, actually had raised the gain on the brake controller from 3.5 to 4.

So in my experience, make sure you have your trailer and truck in a straight line and these things work perfectly!

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awesome, glad you got it figured out.
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I talked to a rep from Anderson at the RV show this weekend and asked him about this topic. He said it is rare for the levelers to shoot out. Mostly happens on wet grass. However he said if you are having issues to contact Anderson and they will ship you a rubber sheet to go under the leveler. I bought 2 for my trailer and also the jack which gives 6" of lift. It also comes with the sheet of rubber. Not sure it will work with my wide stance axles but will put it on a 2x8 with the rubber pad underneath to get some extra lift. We will how it all works in the spring.
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