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Old 08-12-2015, 05:19 PM   #1
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Parking on incline...

It's my understanding that you use the crank by the hitch to level the hybrid front to back. That being said, our driveway is inclined and it's resulting in me needing to crank it up HIGH.

Can one crank it too high? We have nice heavy duty rubber chocks... But I'm worried the blocks holding up the hitch part is under too much pressure.

It's still not level... I feel like I'm going to run out pole length.

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Old 08-12-2015, 05:21 PM   #2
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And yes, I need to lower the stabilizer jacks... But that shows how much I jacked it up while attempting to level it.
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Old 08-12-2015, 05:22 PM   #3
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If your just storing it in your driveway then no, you don't need to have it level... Just high enough to get your TV under it.. NOW.. if you are going to pre-cool your refridgerator before a trip then yes, it needs to be level.. I'd say 99% of campgrounds have pretty level spots... and yes you can extend the front jack too much and bend it.. You need to just have a good solid base under it so that you don't extend it more than about 3/4 full.
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Old 08-12-2015, 05:28 PM   #4
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High or as low as you need. The tongue jack will bottom out at the end of travel.

I would make one recommendation. Use larger surface area for at least your bottom block. It will be safer if the unit happens to shifts. I have my blocks screwed together. Then sitting on a piece of plywood. That is about 1 foot square.
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I had a similar problem, I ordered a six inch extension with a plate on the bottom. It just attaches to the jack with a pin for removal while towing, now I don't need a stack of wood.
It was around $8 at Amazon.
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I currently have my 29qbh in my driveway with the jack extended until it stopped. I do use the interlocking blocks and of course the chocks and stabilizers. I also have the extension which goes on the end of the jack down rod and gives a slightly wider base. No problems yet after 2 years.
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Use whatever blocks you need to avoid going to full extension.

Jacks and stablizers can't do their jobs well when maxed out.

I keep a couple of 6x6 wood blocks and a few 9" cement blocks for the times the trailers are kept on the sloped side of the barn.

The linx levelers are more than enough when camping.
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Ok! Gonna practice towing and backing up tomorrow so that'll give me an opportunity to get it on the TV and then I can get some meatier blocks underneath it.

So if I get some more substantial blocks under the jack (so I don't have to extend the jack so high) then I don't have to be concerned with any forward pressure/weight? It's not straining at the wheels or anything like that?
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Ok! Gonna practice towing and backing up tomorrow so that'll give me an opportunity to get it on the TV and then I can get some meatier blocks underneath it.

So if I get some more substantial blocks under the jack (so I don't have to extend the jack so high) then I don't have to be concerned with any forward pressure/weight? It's not straining at the wheels or anything like that?
If your driveway is on a incline no matter what there is gonna be some pressure against the wheel chocks and if they were removed the trailer would want to go forward.And yes if you get some some wider thicker blocks for under the tongue jack you will be fine.I use scaffold planks from work they are 1" thick and 6" wide.I stack 6 on top of each other and screwed them together,my truck sits a little high and I need them to get the trailer off the hitch when I park so I don't over extend the jack.Just get a 2x6 pressure treated from the store and if you have extra you can use them under your stabilzers if needed.You want a nice wide board under them if the ground is soft for stability.It's just my opinion im sure someone could have a another option
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