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Old 02-24-2016, 04:11 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a set of Andersen Levelers, primarily because of the positive comments posted here on the JOF.

I haven't used them yet, but wanted to add some ropes to aid in removing them when getting ready to leave a CG.

I wanted to attach a rope to the chock for safety considerations.
I'm guessing that there will be times that I'll need to adjust the trailer to remove pressure from the chocks to remove them prior to pulling them from underneath the levelers.
The attachment of a rope is intended to avoid having to put your hand under or inline with the tire during this type of scenario.

I contacted Andersen Hitch and they were very helpful in suggesting where a hole could be drilled and confirmed that drilling holes would not null & void any warranty.

I've attached ropes to both the Levelers and chocks.
As/ Andersen Hitch's recommendations, I drilled a hole through the small hole near the top on the tall side of the leveler. This allows the rope to be extended from either side of the levelers.
I drilled and attached a rope to the tall side of the chock (instead of the side) again to allow rope access for any positioning the chock may be placed in.

I used a 1/8" drill bit for drilling the holes. The rope lengths are in the range of 2' - 3' with loops tied at the ends.

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Old 02-24-2016, 04:19 PM   #2
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Nice idea You may want to check the length on the Anderson's, I had to cut them to fit between the two axles. I cut mine just before the smallest hole. A circle saw worked well.
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Nice idea You may want to check the length on the Anderson's, I had to cut them to fit between the two axles. I cut mine just before the smallest hole. A circle saw worked well.
Thanks for the tip.
I hope to get to the storage facility this week-end to check leveler length with tire separation.
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Old 02-24-2016, 09:42 PM   #4
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Nice idea You may want to check the length on the Anderson's, I had to cut them to fit between the two axles. I cut mine just before the smallest hole. A circle saw worked well.
Hey Edd505- Those things really work? Do you use them much?

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Like a charm and every time I am out. Hardest part was learning to move inches & not feet to level like you do with legos. I have not been to any camps that they where not tall enough. Kartchner Caverns AZ was close, I was at the top to level, I planned to add a lego block under if I needed to. I also use the large bubble on the front of the 5W and watch it as it comes to center - IMHO a must with the Andersons. I can do it all from the front seat, set the TV breaks and get out to block, DW normally blocks before I can get out.
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Thanks for the reply. Looks like I better order a set. With tandem axels, I suppose I need 2 sets, correct?

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Thanks for the reply. Looks like I better order a set. With tandem axels, I suppose I need 2 sets, correct?

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Jeff,

No, you should only need one set to raise/level the low side of the trailer.

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No, you should only need one set to raise/level the low side of the trailer.

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Depends on whether or not you have the wide stance axles - you'll need two if you have the wide stance. Learned that with lego blocks vs. Anderson's, but the same concept applies
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Neat idea. For us, it isn't abnormal to rain overnight so those ropes could often be wet, soggy and muddy. What I do is, have my Husband take the weight off the chocks, then kick them with my foot under the trailer. I then grab them as our last step after he's pulled forward and stick them in the Andersen bag and we're off.
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Thanks for the reply. Looks like I better order a set. With tandem axels, I suppose I need 2 sets, correct?

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Yes, a ramp goes under each wheel on the low side. Anderson has several packages but bottom line is one ramp for each wheel. I got mine on Amazon and the "set was 1 ramp 1 wedge" so I needed two "sets". I have read Anderson sells a set that has 2 of each, another with 2 & some rubber, and a carry bag. Some posts talk about them sliding on hard surfaces but I have never had the problem.
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