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Old 08-22-2015, 10:58 PM   #51
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We have a jumbo level mounted on the front of the trailer, and I can see it through the rear view mirror. I just back into the site, put the Andersens in front of the wheels, and pull forward until the level in the rear view mirror says it's level. Stop, chock, unhitch, and done. I can do it on the first try every time without anyone helping.
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:45 AM   #52
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Is there any reason you couldn't use the Anderson Rapid Jack as a leveler? It costs a bit more & you still need to buy the chock ( $6 ). However, you'd then have the ability to change a flat tire if necessary. The levelers probably wouldn't give enough lift to change a tire.

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I don't think the Anderson rapid jack will fit in between the two tires will it? it seem to me it would put all the weight on one axle, which is ok for short duration like changing a tire, not sure about the longer term side of it though. I use two sets of the levelers one on each tire. They work well on hard ground. Not so great on softer ground though.
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Old 08-24-2015, 07:35 AM   #53
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I agree the jack, gives more lift and is intended for lifting one tire, and I think you would still need the chock wedges if unhitching and using the Anderson Jack. Have been using the Anderson levelers for 2nd year and still very impressed. Problem of slipping on asphalt or cement should be rare as they are usually level. Got the kit and it has a rubber pad cut to width for slippery surface. A cut open tire tube would work as well as long as it wasn't too clean to provide friction.

Using Board without Anderson Levellers - Back trailer in to desired position. Back up further 6 feet, dig boards out from under stuff in box of truck, place board under wheels making sure parallel to wheels to ensure both wheels on board, pull ahead 6 feet onto boards check level, back up six feet add another board 6 ft board, pull ahead six feet, check level, pull forward, dig ditch on other side because 2 - 2X8's only give you 3 inches of lift, back up, pull forward and add leveling pads pull forward only leveling pads and chock tire when close enough because you don't feel like backing up again to add another half inch of lift. Level back to front and then yell to wife inside camper to stop extending slide and then look around to ensure kids are not nearby and cuss 3 times and prepare to do it all again because final position of leveled trailer will not allow slide or awning to extend fully. Doing is 2nd time will take longer because patience of all involved has grown shorter and you are hot and sweaty from jumping out of the truck and because somebody (you decide the somebody is on your team) should have noticed that the slide would not be able to extend there and it is now dark.

With Anderson Levellers - Back trailer to desire position where slide will open fully. place levelers in front of tires pull ahead 4 to 6 inches until precisely level side to side. place chock wedges and large rubber chock on other wheel. Adjust front electric jack to level back to front while having a cold beverage while neighbors are still going backwards and forwards leveling on boards and yelling at each other.
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Lol

Amen to that. I love em. I contact cemented rubber to the back side to stop the slipping. Helped a lot
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Old 08-24-2015, 07:55 AM   #55
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lol...

Perhaps it's because I'm a math guy...but I park where I want it. See how much lift I need, put the lynx blocks together beside the tires. Pull forward, wife pushes the blocks in and I back up. Done.
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These are the best and most simple leveling devices other than wood stacks. Several people have ordered them after watching my wife and I level our 24 FBS.
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I agree the jack, gives more lift and is intended for lifting one tire, and I think you would still need the chock wedges if unhitching and using the Anderson Jack. Have been using the Anderson levelers for 2nd year and still very impressed. Problem of slipping on asphalt or cement should be rare as they are usually level. Got the kit and it has a rubber pad cut to width for slippery surface. A cut open tire tube would work as well as long as it wasn't too clean to provide friction.

Using Board without Anderson Levellers - Back trailer in to desired position. Back up further 6 feet, dig boards out from under stuff in box of truck, place board under wheels making sure parallel to wheels to ensure both wheels on board, pull ahead 6 feet onto boards check level, back up six feet add another board 6 ft board, pull ahead six feet, check level, pull forward, dig ditch on other side because 2 - 2X8's only give you 3 inches of lift, back up, pull forward and add leveling pads pull forward only leveling pads and chock tire when close enough because you don't feel like backing up again to add another half inch of lift. Level back to front and then yell to wife inside camper to stop extending slide and then look around to ensure kids are not nearby and cuss 3 times and prepare to do it all again because final position of leveled trailer will not allow slide or awning to extend fully. Doing is 2nd time will take longer because patience of all involved has grown shorter and you are hot and sweaty from jumping out of the truck and because somebody (you decide the somebody is on your team) should have noticed that the slide would not be able to extend there and it is now dark.

With Anderson Levellers - Back trailer to desire position where slide will open fully. place levelers in front of tires pull ahead 4 to 6 inches until precisely level side to side. place chock wedges and large rubber chock on other wheel. Adjust front electric jack to level back to front while having a cold beverage while neighbors are still going backwards and forwards leveling on boards and yelling at each other.
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Be absolutely sure and chock the back of the Andersons or the trailer will roll right back off them. They work well. I've just used them for leveling, not tire changing.
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OK people, you win. I've been following this thread for days and finally broke down placed an order for 2. I'm holding each and every one of you responsible if they're not as wonderful as everyone says they are. Of course, if they really wind up being great, rest assured I will take full credit for myself. You didn't think it would play out any other way now, did ya?
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OK people, you win. I've been following this thread for days and finally broke down placed an order for 2. I'm holding each and every one of you responsible if they're not as wonderful as everyone says they are. Of course, if they really wind up being great, rest assured I will take full credit for myself. You didn't think it would play out any other way now, did ya?
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