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Old 06-24-2014, 08:17 AM   #1
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Leveling Question.

I'm curious how most people level their trailers. I'm looking at the Anderson levelers. They look pretty easy to use, but a little expensive. My question is, with a tandem axle trailer do you need to put blocks under both axles? If so, I would have to buy two of these? I already have a pair of X chocks. I'm just trying to figure out the 'proper' way to level up.

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Old 06-24-2014, 08:43 AM   #2
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Side to Side then Front to Back. I use blocks (Lynx) under both tires on the low side as required and then the landing gear to get the front to back leveled. Each block gives about an inch of lift. On the street in front of the house I need 3 blocks on the curb side due to the crown in the street. That's the most leveling I've needed (so far). I store an 18" beam level in the basement and use it on the floor just inside the door.
The X chocks would probably work well to stabilize the wheels on blocks.


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Old 06-24-2014, 09:28 AM   #3
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I use wood blocks to level my camper. You don't have to put them under both wheels in order to level the camper. Placing blocks under one wheel will raise the camper one half the thickness of the block. In other words, placing a 2 inch block underneath one wheel will raise the camper approximately 1 inch. Placing a 2 inch block under each wheel will raise the camper 2 inches. I carry 2 inch blocks. If I need to raise my camper 3 inches, I place one block under the front wheel and two blocks under the back wheel and that will then raise it approximately 3 inches.

I level my fiver side to side first using the wood blocks and then front to back using the front legs. After I get everything as level as possible, I then drop my stabilizers.

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Old 06-24-2014, 10:16 AM   #4
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Those Anderson levelers sure look interesting. I agree that they do seem a little pricey, but if they're durable, they may be worth it. I've not broken down and bought them yet (I use wood blocks) but I admit it's tempting!

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Old 06-24-2014, 10:24 AM   #5
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I used them recently on my 23b and they worked pretty nice. Two things I can tell you are that they only give about 3.5" lift before they are on the edge of coming off the other side and that they don't work real well on hard surfaces due to their hard plastic nature (slippery). If you need more than 3.5 plus inches lift, you would have to add another board or something else. For me they are an option for flatter pads but I will still carry boards and waffle pads.
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:36 PM   #6
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I carry several 2 x 10 x 12 wood blocks for leveling and for putting under a bottle jack if I needed to jack up one side of the trailer. I also have 4 pairs of 4 x 4 wood blocks, 6, 8, 12 and 16 inches long to use under stabilizer jacks. This provides good stabilization with only lowering the jacks a small amount. The farther you extend your stabilizer jacks the more sway you incur.
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I don't camp in a rv lot or campground so I just use a shovel on the high side.
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:40 PM   #8
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I bought a Bal leveller for my Jayco Sport... Love it!
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:08 AM   #9
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We purchased Anderson levelers to use with our new Jayco 19RD. We used 2x4s and 1x4s to level the tent trailers we had previously for the past 20 years. It is so much easier to use the Anderson levelers; no more pulling up on one board and realizing you need two so backing off and adding another board, etc. They are pricey but we think they are worth it. We have tandem axles and use two levelers. You just need to go off them slowly so one doesn't get caught between the two tires.
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