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Old 10-21-2019, 08:01 PM   #1
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Leveling side to side?

We done a few trips in our 25 Flying Cloud and have had great experiences and met some super people!
I've always been able to level the stream very well front to back with the hitch jack and stabilizer arms (I know there not for leveling...).
My issue is side to side - it seems every site's always off just a bit. I'm thinking of getting a pressure treated 2x6 or 2x8 and keeping it in the back of my truck for addressing these issues. That may be a bit much for some leveling, so what do you all recommend?
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:04 PM   #2
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:05 PM   #3
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:18 PM   #4
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I use these - slightly less expensive than the red ones:

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Old 10-21-2019, 08:24 PM   #5
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I do not worry too much about the AS being level. It use to be because of the refrigerator but now, at least for me that has never been an issue. I do carry a couple of boards about three feet long and ten inches wide in the bed of my truck. I seldom save to use them but they are nice to have if needed.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:26 PM   #6
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Anderson Levelers plus the LevelMate Pro app on your phone. Makes it a breeze to level side to side!
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:29 PM   #7
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Take the hint , Andersen Levelers with the LevelMate Pro. If the site looks pretty level I find that I can pull forward/backward and move around a bit in the spot using the LevelMate Pro and many times get within .25" side to side. At that point or even .5" I don't bother with the Andersen's. If staying a few days, over .5" I'll put out the Andersen's.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:30 PM   #8
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:36 PM   #9
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I use Andersen's and a bubble level on the front trailer that I can see from the tow vehicle.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:38 PM   #10
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I can't rave enough about the LevelMate Pro and app. Along with the curved Andersen levelers, no need to pull back and forth, getting out and back into the TV, seeing if I'm level side to side,. As I back in (or pull in) to my site, I turn on the app. It tells me which side needs to go up, the wife places the levelers behind the respective wheels, and I back up until the app says I'm level. Have it down to under a minute.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:41 PM   #11
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As do I. I also like the caps because they give me the "just a smidge more" that makes everyone in the trailer happy. I do use the chocks that latch on to them as they make things very secure if on a steep angle.
Regardless - look, research and find what you can make work.....(someone in my house is challenged when using the blocks and gets a bit miffed when I get it sorted in 5 minutes).

I also use a bullet level on the tongue jack (found a place that mimics the interior of the trailer) to get me knowing where things need to go.
How you think and what work you want to do is really a key determinate.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:32 PM   #12
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A couple of 6x4's cut with a 45 on one end have always worked great for me. If you only need to level a little bit you just drive a single wheel up onto one. And they're very cheap to replace.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:48 PM   #13
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We have a little 3 axle AS. I use squares of plywood which I spray with insecticide once in a while. Keeps bugs out. Also, use under the stabilizers for same reason and they don’t “slide” on the little plastic squares. This way I can “level” within 1/2-3/4”... workie fine
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Old 10-22-2019, 06:20 AM   #14
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Anderson Levelers plus the LevelMate Pro app on your phone. Makes it a breeze to level side to side!
^^ This ^^

Removes the guessing game and you can get it down to .25" of accuracy.

I used a machinist level and "picked a point" in the trailer that needs to be most level, in our case, the dinette area in front in close proximity to the fridge. Used that my level point and then set the levelmate pro it.

We are in an leveled within minutes....best investment you'll ever make for your trailer.

Let us know which you end up.
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Old 10-22-2019, 06:42 AM   #15
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Anderson Levelers plus the LevelMate Pro app on your phone. Makes it a breeze to level side to side!
Yes, another vote for this!
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:56 AM   #16
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. . .
. . . I'm thinking of getting a pressure treated 2x6 or 2x8 and keeping it in the back of my truck for addressing these issues.
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Bingo!

We use 5/4x6 construction cedar scraps about 12" long. They are lightweight, can also be stacked staggered in layers to make a jack pad about 12" by 12", make great kindling for a campfire [easy to split with a hatchet], and are bio-degradable.

"Yuck" to most of the plastic alternatives listed here IMO.

Keep It Simple, Stu!

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PS -- About leveling . . . most folks WAY overthink this for modern Airstreams IMO. The owner's manual says basically: "if the trailer feels level as you walk inside, it is level enough for the fridge." We use a small builder's level inside the main entry door for fore/aft and L/R.

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Old 10-22-2019, 08:08 AM   #17
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- Big bubble level on the trailer.
- Milk crate full of 2x 10's along with some 3/4" x 10 pieces.
- Have a set of curved Andersen levelers - they work but a pain to use compared to the wood block set up, thinking about selling them. My wife doesn't like them as they seem to get stuck between the tires. She is the one who removes the blocks when we leave the campsite. If you camp in Kentucky you need a milk crate full of blocks - lots of hills here in Kentucky.




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Old 10-22-2019, 10:12 AM   #18
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Anderson Levelers plus the LevelMate Pro app on your phone. Makes it a breeze to level side to side!
Yes, this set up works slick!!

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Old 10-22-2019, 10:22 AM   #19
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Velobuckeye - your recommendation is one of many I've seen for LevelMatePro. I found this link to the company website on how to use the system and it seems very simple to install and use, so think this in in my future. I'm so tired of having to jump in and out of the truck when leveling side to side with my blocks. The video also showed how to correctly use the curvy Andersen blocks when leveling and how to secure them in place, once leveled.

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- Big bubble level on the trailer.

- Have a set of curved Andersen levelers - they work but a pain to use compared to the wood block set up, thinking about selling them. My wife doesn't like them as they seem to get stuck between the tires. She is the one who removes the blocks when we leave the campsite. If you camp in Kentucky you need a milk crate full of blocks - lots of hills here in Kentucky.



Do you drive off the high side of the Andersens? If I back down the Andersens, drive off the low side, one gets stuck between the tires. If I drive off the high side, the one that gets stuck between the tires flips up vertically and does not get stuck between the tires. Try driving off the high side of the Andersens to see if your stuck problem gets resolved.

We use the Andersens, a bubble level, and two-way radios. My wife puts the Andersens under the tires, jumps into the Airstream and places a level on the refrigerator floor, I drive forward until she tells me its level side-to-side on the two-way radio. We need to level to the bottom of the refrigerator or my three-way refrigerator will not cool properly. We did not need to be level with our Flying Cloud for the two-way refrigerator to work. My experience with two different three-way refrigerators is that they need to be nearly perfectly level to work properly.
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