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Old 10-14-2015, 07:33 AM   #1
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Leveling question.....how to?

My first trailer was a single axle.....well I just picked up a new X23B with the two axles. Before I would just drive up on the leveling block. Is it ok to just ride up on one or do I need to use something different to get BOTH whells on it?

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Old 10-14-2015, 07:36 AM   #2
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Congrats! You need to put the leveling block(s) under both tires. Riding up on one may only raise it a bit, if any, due to the suspension flex.
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:46 AM   #3
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Congrats and welcome.


Yes, you need two blocks where one used to be enough. But when you only need to raise the low side 1/2", a 1" block under 1 wheel will do it.
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:03 AM   #4
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I have used a leveling block under one tire. Sometimes a leveler under both tires is too much, and one tire is just right.

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Old 10-14-2015, 08:14 AM   #5
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May want to look into the Andersen Levelers.
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:41 AM   #6
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Old 10-14-2015, 12:56 PM   #7
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This is just what works for me. Others have their preferred ways.

You need long lengths with tandem axles to keep whatever you're using from sliding apart, plus you can't get much between the wheels.

My preference is (4) treated 2 x 8's cut to 80", 70", 60" and 50" with their ends cut at a 45 angle. Holes drilled through them to line up and drop carriage bolts down through them to keep from sliding. That way you can use from 1 to 4 planks to adjust for height up to 6".

Trouble is that much treated wood adds about 80 lbs weight. So, if that's a problem, go with plastic blocks. You'll need 30 to stack 4 high. A row of 9, 8, 7 and 6. That won't be as high as (4) 2 x 8 planks, but you shouldn't go over 4 high. The other problem with plastic blocks is you'll lose at least an inch as they sink in the ground more than 2 x 8's.

I just got back from a place I had to raise one side 7". Shouldn't have done it. Too dangerous.
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Old 10-14-2015, 01:17 PM   #8
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Or just use the Anderson levelers.



Zip, pop, bang and you're done.
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Old 10-14-2015, 02:15 PM   #9
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I have a set of the Andersons and wouldn't had anything else. When by yourself you can level your rig very quickly without trying to figure out how many leveling blocks your going to need.
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Old 10-14-2015, 02:56 PM   #10
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I used my Anderson levelers for the first time, on gravel, they seemed to slide a lot when I tried to back onto them. I eventually got it level, but seemed to just snow plow the gravel. Is there any trick to them?
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