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Old 06-10-2015, 12:55 PM   #1
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first tandem axle TT. Have not had it out yet. When leveling side to side, do you have to put blocks under both wheels?
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:00 PM   #2
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I always do but there are some that only do 1 wheel its kind of what ever works for you I use wood or those Linx blocks what ever is handy at the time
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:04 PM   #3
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I always do. I have seen people put blocks on both sides of the camper, but never knew why. You only have to get the low side up to level. If you have a slide, you may want to compansate for the extra weight once its out. If I have to add weight to that side, I always go a little over level on that side to allow it to sink a little once its out.
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I read somewhere that if you only block under 1 wheel it gives you half the lift of blocking under both. Having said that, I've only ever blocked under both wheels. I keep 2 4' 2x6's in the front compartment and that usually does it
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first tandem axle TT. Have not had it out yet. When leveling side to side, do you have to put blocks under both wheels?
If you put, say, 1" blocks under both wheels (on the same side) it will raise that side by 1". If you put one 1" block under one wheel, you will raise that side by about 1/2".
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If you put, say, 1" blocks under both wheels (on the same side) it will raise that side by 1". If you put one 1" block under one wheel, you will raise that side by about 1/2".
X2. If you are going to be in the same spot for several days, you can get the level very close by only blocking one wheel, if needed. That way, the bacon grease doesn't all run to one side of the pan and your sink will drain completely, etc. This is especially nice when you have full hookups - the black tank will drain completely.

I don't usually worry about it for just a 1-2 night stay, though.

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Old 06-10-2015, 02:07 PM   #7
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Linx levers under both wheels.


As has been mentioned, under 1 wheel gets 1/2 the lift.
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I've always used the Lynx levelers, one under each wheel has been all I've ever needed. I usually am only there for 3 nights max, so a little bit out of level has never really bothered me enough to only do one wheel. But I would do it if I needed to be that close or if I were staying for a long time.

Compensating for the slide is good advice. My slide is enough to pull the trailer out of level enough to be annoying if I don't do it right. But since I level the trailer first, then put down the stabs, then run the slide out, it's usually not an issue for me.
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sleeping in a trailer that is not level can cause back and neck pain...
not to mention its bad for the fridge...

I always block the tires on the low side...
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Compensating for the slide is good advice. My slide is enough to pull the trailer out of level enough to be annoying if I don't do it right. But since I level the trailer first, then put down the stabs, then run the slide out, it's usually not an issue for me.
I level the trailer, put down the stabilizers, and then run out the slide. I haven't been compensating for the slide. The slide side has always (so far) ended up dropping that side of the trailer a tad lower when slide is out, but not enough to bother DW or me.

I do like it that way because if it should rain, the water will run to the outside of the slide and not against the seal on the inside. (Only in theory so far... no rain when camping ... YET!)
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