Originally Posted by Aggie90
Hi all I'm a newbie. I was reading in "The Newbies Guide to Airstreaming" book that came with my trail and it said not to use the stabalizing jacks for leveling. What should I use and what is a good way to level?
Congrats!! I'm a newbie too. Yes, don't use the stabilizers FOR leveling - level first THEN stabilize. The stabilizers are just to put that final touch on the feel of the trailer once you've leveled things side to side ad then front to back.
One way to think of it is to think left to right first. Say you pull in to a site and your left side is 3" lower than your right. Well, you can use some leveling blocks - available on line and at any RV retail store - on the lowest side of the trailer (left in this case) to place under your (left) tires which can be stacked so you build that 3" over a few spacers.
Then, once you've got it level side to side, the jack up front is used to level you front to back.
We use a 4' level inside the trailer near the fridge so we can gauge things overall. This weekend I missed something because the nose was much higher than the rear (side to side was fine) and that actually messed up our grey tank sensors!
At any rate - once level, the stabilizers JUST touch the ground. Don't use them to adjust level in any direction and don't try to lift the trailer with them!
You'll figure it out!! Good luck!!