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Old 04-17-2011, 05:21 PM   #1
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preferred method of leveling

I am putting my tt on seasonal site this year and it needs serious leveling. I was planning on using 5' pieces of 2*8 boards, but then I saw leveling blocks at Wal-Mart. What do you guys find works the best. Thanks.

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Old 04-17-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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At my seasonal site, I level side to side first - using 2x8 boards under its wheels. If one side needs to be higher, I use another 2x8 board (screw them together to stop board slippage). Once level side to side, I then level end to end - using a 2 ton bottle jack. If wondering, I do NOT lift the TT wheels off the ground. Might raise the TT approx 2-2.5" - to take approx 80% weight off its tires / leaf springs. And, I use auto jack stands spaced 6 ft apart down its frame rails. These axle stands are on thick patio stones. Due to trailer frame height, I'd use 12 ton jacks next time. Thus, creating more support area with less reach. Before buying 6 ton or 12 ton axle stands for your seasonal site TT, do measure the jack's reach. For picture of my TT's setup, surf: http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w...e/100_0696.jpg

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Old 04-17-2011, 11:05 PM   #3
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I carry 2x6 boards about 5ft long and a couple of 1x6 boards the same length. The Linex blocks come in handy some times too. Always do side to side and then front to back. I have found that with two slides on the same side that I need to add an extra inch because when the slides are out the springs on that side will sag more than the other side. I had to do that on our last trailer with just two slides on the street side of the trailer. For our summer site I plan to use two additional jacks just ahead of the axles to help firm things up a bit.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:10 PM   #4
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Level side to side first then end to end. I use 2x6's. Also be careful not to lift to high (with your sizzor jacks or other jacks) because you then add the weight of the axles, wheels, and tires to frame and your side wall structure, causing stress on your walls. Fiberglass does not like a constant stress for any length of time or it WILL crack.
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