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Old 06-22-2015, 02:39 PM   #1
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How do you level?

Last weekend we were at a campsite that was not level at all and I had a hard time leveling the camper. We ended up placing it right on the edge of the campsite where it was a little more level. What do you do when the area is not level? Do you add those blocks under the front Jack? I just feel that this seems very unstable resting on those blocks.
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:51 PM   #2
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I bought a set of Lynx Levelers several years ago.


Put as many as needed ahead (or behind) the low side tires and pull (or push) the trailer onto them. Repeat as needed to achieve level left-to-righ. Chock the tires and unhitch.


Use the tongue jack to level fore-and-aft. Use a Lynx block or two if needed.


Deploy stabilizers.
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You didn't mention if that was not level front-to-back or side-to-side. When we pull into the site, we put Lynx Levelers under the low axle tires to get it as close to level side to side as possible, chock the tires and unhook, then raise or lower the tongue jack to level front to back. Any small sideways level fine tuning can be done with the corner stabilizers, as long as it's not more than an inch or so. We have beefy scissor corner jacks on ours, so it's not taxing them. Hope this helps some.
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Ya beat me by 3 minutes mike
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Ya beat me by 3 minutes mike
Next time it'll be a wet noodle!
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Tips I've lesrned

Granted, not all parks will want you doing this (though maybe it'll help them get the hint to level their sites!) but it's amazing what just a little digging will do! Instead of going up higher on blocks and adding instability, just a couple inches excavated for the "high-side" tires to drop into makes a huge difference. And makes chocking less of a deal. Backing both trailer tires onto blocks will allow you to keep your tongue jack lower and less wobbly. ALWAYS do your side-to-side leveling using only the 3 point stance...tongue jack for front to back and then REAR corner jacks only until side-to-side level is achieved. FRONT corner jacks are just to be put down snuggly for stabilizing, not leveling. If you try to level with them, you will just be fighting the tongue jack and you'll end up screwing your rig around in circles!
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I push a button.....
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Properly operating fully automatic systems take all the fun out of camping.
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I have experienced the "fun" of leveling, didn't like it at all!!
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LOL! My point exactly.
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