Originally Posted by wbarnes
I came across a video that suggests the slides should be opened out when levelling the trailer. What are you folks doing?
If you ask JAYCO the answer is no, you do not level the TT with the slide(s) out.
I approached the ongoing problem of leveling (with slide-out not EXTENDED), re-leveling.. re-leveling... and stopping when it got close. DW hates when the bathroom door does not stay open, because the TT is not perfectly level. Here is my method, works 100% of the time (so far).
How to compensate for the 1-3 degrees the slide adds by adding the difference in the permanently mounted bubble level, without the slide being extended.
Before going camping the next time:
1 - Find a level section of ground (for leveling the curb/street side of the TT). I lucked out as where my TT sits next to the house it is perfectly level with the slide extended. I used a 4' carpenters level placed on the floor in front of the fridge (which is right next to the bathroom swinging door).
2 - Remove the sway bars.... (they will alter the height of one side of the TT)
3 - With the SLIDE in the EXTENDED position, take the necessary steps to level the TT as close to perfect as possible. The difference on our TT is about 3 degrees between the slide being in/out.
4 - Once the TT is level with the slide-EXTENDED, put the slide-out back in
. Take a small RV bubble level (usually they have a self stick on the back and is sold at Walmart) and mount it on the front of the TT or in my case the metal angle bracket that holds the battery box in place on the tongue. Mount the bubble level (with slide-in) so that it shows perfectly level. This compensates for the 1-3 degrees that the slide-out alters the TT's level. Just remember that when you are finished and the slide is EXTENDED the bubble will not show the TT as being level, but it is.
In reality when you level the TT (with slide-in) using the bubble you mounted, you are automatically compensating for the drop that the slide- out causes.
After this enhancement you just level the TT with the slide in and when you extend the slide, it will be level.
It works for me.... DW is happy no more swinging door.
Just my thoughts,
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