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Old 08-27-2015, 07:26 AM   #1
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The young kid escorts they have working at the campground I am at tried to tell me to use my stabilizer jack to level my camper. Thankfully I knew never to do that. Yikes!!! What a pain trying to level this thing. Bought a leveler stair system but it's terrible. I miss my BAL leveler
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Old 08-27-2015, 07:32 AM   #2
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Why are you having problems? Use Lynx levelers. Side to side then front to back. Is the site THAT unlevel??
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Old 08-27-2015, 01:28 PM   #3
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I purchased some stick on bubble levels and leveled my trailer in the drive way using my 4 foot level. Once it was level I stuck the levels on the back corner of the trailer near the storage compartment where the leveling blocks are stored. When I get the trailer into the site nearly where I want it I check the level for side to side and see how far out of level it is. I place the appropriate blocks next to the trailer wheel and move the trailer onto it. If it is close enough I chock the wheels and unhook. My wife watches the front to rear level as I raise or lower the front of the trailer. Once the levels are right we set the stabilizers. The entire process takes just a few minutes.
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Old 08-27-2015, 10:32 PM   #4
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I purchased some stick on bubble levels and leveled my trailer in the drive way using my 4 foot level. Once it was level I stuck the levels on the back corner of the trailer near the storage compartment where the leveling blocks are stored. When I get the trailer into the site nearly where I want it I check the level for side to side and see how far out of level it is. I place the appropriate blocks next to the trailer wheel and move the trailer onto it. If it is close enough I chock the wheels and unhook. My wife watches the front to rear level as I raise or lower the front of the trailer. Once the levels are right we set the stabilizers. The entire process takes just a few minutes.
That is the thing. How do I know how much I have to raise it up?
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Old 08-27-2015, 10:43 PM   #5
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Use a level! With the Lynx Legos, each block is 1 inch. If you only put blocks under one wheel, you only get 1/2 inch from each block.
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Old 08-27-2015, 11:06 PM   #6
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Ok. I probably don't know how to use the level then. Lol. I don't know how many inches to raise it. Can someone tell me? I do have those levels attached to the front and side of the camper. Does each line represent 1 inch? Sorry.
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Hello, After camping for years and useing blocks of wood under the tires to level the trailer, It dawned on me to use a little 6 ton bottle jack cost $40. after I unhook I use a level figture out which side needs to be jacked up.
On my trailer right next to the tires where the hangers are for the leaf springs. the hangers are attached to the frame by bolt and the bolt runs though a section of u channel that is welded to the frame well the shaft of the bottle neck jack fits into the u channel so there is no chance of bending or damaging the frame.
so i just jack it up till its level side to side takes a couple of minutes it.

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Ok. I probably don't know how to use the level then. Lol. I don't know how many inches to raise it. Can someone tell me? I do have those levels attached to the front and side of the camper. Does each line represent 1 inch? Sorry.

Unfortunately, you pretty much have to eyeball it. I start with 3 blocks, stacked in a pyramid (2 on the bottom, 1 on top to keep the 2 on the bottom together). If that's not enough keep adding. As soon as the bubble is in the middle of the two lines, you're done.

There are levels that you mount to your TT, that tell you how many inches you're off by. Never used them, so not sure how they work.

You can also check out Anderson levels. Watcher their video to see how easy leveling can be. They're pretty spendy, though.
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Old 08-28-2015, 05:25 AM   #9
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Here's what I do. Pull in to the spot. I put a 2' level inside the trailer on the floor and see how far off level it is side to side. Then I pull forward or backward (whatever is easier), put however many Lynx blocks I need down and then pull over them. As to how many blocks to stack? Well after you do it a few times you get a feel for what you need. Then I chock the wheels and use the jack to level front to rear. It's quick and easy for me. But there are different ways and you will find a procedure that works for you...
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There are graduated Levels available at CW and walmart and also Amazon. They are marked in one inch intervals. They're pretty slick once you read the instructions.
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