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Old 05-24-2015, 09:07 PM   #15
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Just got back from the first excursion in our new 2015 25 ft FC FB. All went well in large part due to all of the reading and ideas from the forums. One thing that could have gone better was leveling, and it has me searching and reading some more.
We were in sandy soil and when I drove up onto leggo blocks they just shifted and came apart. The second try was on a 2x10 board we use at home. However the board shifted, popped up, hit and broke the cover on the storage tube. duh. Third try on the same board we ended up perfect.
Comments? Thoughts? Anyone ever just dig a trench in sandy soil when you need "a board thickness"? The Andersen levelers look pretty neat but seem to have issues in sandy soil also?
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:13 PM   #16
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For soft dirt I carry a couple of 1X10X2ft to put under the Levelers or blocks. So far that has worked.
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Like the others, Anderson's are great. I put a line on mine at 1", 2", and 3" lift (4 is max). I read the number of inches at my desired location from a Hopkins level and just back (or pull) to the desired position. Oh, and yes, I still have the old blocks to put under the Andersons in soft dirt or sand. I chock the other end of the axle with conventional chocks.
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For Leveling, using 1/2" plywood and plastic blocks under wheels. The plywood spreads the load on sandy/ loose soil. Also, the plastic tends to NOT slide on wood where it might on cement. Next, plastic sandwiched with plywood for stabilizers.

Now, when you get "close" on the level, I use screw jack stands. It really tightens up the trailer from bouncing.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:26 AM   #20
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thank you all for the comments and hints!
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