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Old 11-16-2013, 10:41 AM   #1
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Living in Sport 22'

I am buying a Sport 22 for my son to live in on my property. What surface is best to put the Sport on? Does the ground need to be absolutely level or should i use a jack to make it level? Should it be on earth, gravel, concrete, brick pavers, or treated wood? If it's a combination including treated wood, what kind of treated wood and how do you get the wheels on it--just drive on it? ---Total newbie!

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Old 11-19-2013, 01:18 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. You can get a lot of advice on Airstreams here.

Leveling an Airstream is not difficult. Place boards or leveling blocks under the wheels on the low side of the trailer. Place a level inside on the floor positioned side to side. Adjust the number of boards or blocks until the trailer is level side to side. This is how you level the trailer for side to side leveling. Leveling front to back is easy since you just raise or lower the tongue jack at the front of the trailer.

Unlike a motorhome, you don't use jacks to level a travel trailer. You use stabilizer jacks on each corner to stabilize the trailer when walking inside. Stabilizer jacks are not leveling jacks.

If the trailer is going to be stationary for a long period of time, it is better for the life of the tires to be on wood versus concrete or gravel. You may also want to get tire covers to protect the tires from direct sun light.

Hope this helps.


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Old 01-02-2014, 08:30 PM   #3
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Thank you!

I ended up getting a Flying Cloud 25 instead. It's a little jewel! Thank you so much for this reply. I am about to have the pad graded now. Very good to know best surface. I really appreciate it.
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