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Old 05-17-2014, 07:13 AM   #11
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for me this is my list ... I back into sight about where I want it to be... then I get out and check side to side level ... I put blocks in front of wheels and pull onto them to level side to side then I chock the wheels ... take the trailer off hitch and raise or lower tongue jack until I am level front to rear... then I put the stabilizers down ...plug it in and finally open slides... just the way I do it ... seems to work well
That's exactly what I do. I've found that if I put too much pressure on the stab-jacks, I have trouble aligning the latch on my door. As a side note, I've found that if my trailer is "too level", I get water puddeling in the sink or shower. So, I "level" with the nose slightly high, and all is good.
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:44 PM   #12
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that's brilliant brownie level off a little to the drain side of things I will have to try that next time thanks
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:01 PM   #13
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Thanks Brownie, this forum is just the best for all this important info we all need to know.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:49 PM   #14
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I have found that with electric jacks I can't do any fine tuning like I could with the crank up jacks on our other trailer.
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:34 PM   #15
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Just read the actual owners manuel for our trailer and it states do not use to level trailer. Also read the paperwork the came with the BAL stabilizers and it says that the jacks are used to level and stabilize the trailer. When I bought a extra set of BAL to put in front of the front wheels it it stated the same thing, to level and stabilize. But under that it was written that do not lift excessive weight. I have used the jacks to fine tune the leveling.
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Before we had our TT we had a used popup. There was nobody to explain to us what the stabilizers were for and I kept trying to use them as levelers.. I always had problems with the doors not aligning up, etc.. Even bent the rod used to adjust them.. Not until I got into a TT and read the instructions did I realize that they were only for stabilizing.. Like a few others here have said.. I level side to side with blocks. Then front to back with the jack.. (All the time with a level inside the door).. Takes just a few min. to do.. Afterwards drop the stabilizers and make sure they are snug.. and we are good to go.
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Which type of stabilizers you have will also make a difference. The "Y" type cannot take the load that the scissor type can.

My rig came with the scissor type. I use blocks to level side to side and the stabilizers to tweak it.
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yeah I have the y type ... the scissor jacks are jacks and they could tweak it like you say I would probably need a 3 ton on each corner to tweak mine lol
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for me this is my list ... I back into sight about where I want it to be... then I get out and check side to side level ... I put blocks in front of wheels and pull onto them to level side to side then I chock the wheels ... take the trailer off hitch and raise or lower tongue jack until I am level front to rear... then I put the stabilizers down ...plug it in and finally open slides... just the way I do it ... seems to work well
Careful with this method, ours goes out of level if we do it before we run the slide out. We just compensate for it by running the slide side of the trailer just a tad higher (if we really want to fine-tune) then when the slide runs out, it settles right into place...

Also, we plug in as soon as we possibly can (DW does it while I'm unhitching) and get the AC running to cool the trailer down.

Other than those two little details, this is exactly how we do it.
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well ours had one slide on each side in rear living area that both weigh about the same and the front bedroom slide isn't that heavy so it works for us our old one had one superslide and that could shift weight a little
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