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Old 04-28-2014, 01:15 PM   #1
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How to level TT front to back ??

Got a 2015 Jayflight 26RLS. Trying to level the TT front to back for towing and camp set up.
I notice that a small level on the TT hitch does not agree with the 4' level on the floor of the TT.
What method should be used to get her level ??
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:20 PM   #2
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I use a 3' level on my floor just inside my entry door...., haven't had good luck with those stick-on bubble levels. Use the same level for side-to-side as well.

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A small level on the hitch will not always work since the will always be a slight amount of flex in the "A" frame. As RE said the level on the floor is best option, but I always had good luck with the higher quality bubble levels attached to the box on the corners. As long as the TT is level when you attach them you should be good to go if you decide on adding them.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:29 PM   #4
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Thanks men . What is funny is that Jayco told me that "top of ball on the TT hitch is 23 3/4" level.
When I use the 4' Level on the floor of the TT , top of ball is more like 28" !
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I use a 3' level on my floor just inside my entry door...., haven't had good luck with those stick-on bubble levels. Use the same level for side-to-side as well.

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Old 04-28-2014, 01:32 PM   #6
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What kind of level is it on the hitch? If it's the one attached to the top of your power tongue jack, just touch it and you'll understand why it is not accurate. It is there as a plug for the access to the manual operation of the power jack; it's usage as a level is purely cosmetic.

We have the ones that stick to the side of the TT, but we haven't implemented them yet as we keep forgetting to install them when we're all leveled up. We use a small torpedo level on the floor right inside the main entry door and take the measurement from 2-3 different spots and try to pull a good average (it's a small level...)
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Thanks men . What is funny is that Jayco told me that "top of ball on the TT hitch is 23 3/4" level.
When I use the 4' Level on the floor of the TT , top of ball is more like 28" !
If your rig is leveled on unlevel terrain, you could get a very high (or very low) coupler height. If you're on unlevel terrain, the best way to measure coupler height (and perhaps all the time in general) is to take measurement from the bottom of the frame at all 4 corners, then as long as you're on a straight unlevel piece of ground (like a slightly sloped driveway), the coupler height still measures "level" relative to the TT.
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I also use a level on the floor, mine's about 18". Seems to work fine. I also have the stick-on levels that I've never installed.
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I had a 10" metal level on the hitch and I was on level ground in my driveway and at the truck stop.
I wondered about measuring from ground to frame , front and back but I am sure that frame has some flex to it.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:12 PM   #10
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Jayco told me the ball height of my 2013 26rls travel trailer is 25". Jeesh, you'd think have that information.
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