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Old 06-02-2004, 02:38 PM   #15
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Great information. Now, does anyone have the formula of knowing how far off level you are initially, so when building the ramp height you only have to do it once? Eight foot string with a string level and a tape measure???? Who of you veterans might have the magic??


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Old 06-02-2004, 02:49 PM   #16
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I use the WAG method myself.
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Old 06-02-2004, 03:27 PM   #17
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When I towed a trailer I had a Tamarack Level on the front of the unit in the center. It was normally one lynx leveler to the mark on the tamarack. It also had a front to rear level so you could use it to adjust the front to rear level with the tongue.
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Old 06-02-2004, 03:52 PM   #18
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does anyone have the formula of knowing how far off level you are initially, so when building the ramp height you only have to do it once?
The issue is side to side level. Front to back is acomplished with the tongue jack, and must wait until you unhitch. I back into place, and read the level - One board (2X8) for each mark on the level. I then pull forward enough to lay down the boards and back into place. If an adjustment is necessary, I need only pull straight forward, add or subtract a board, and back straight up again. It takes about as much time to do it as to tell about it.

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Old 06-02-2004, 03:59 PM   #19
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Maybe you could let some of us newbies in on the WAG method. Start with what does WAG stand for.
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Old 06-02-2004, 04:31 PM   #20
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Great information. Now, does anyone have the formula of knowing how far off level you are initially, so when building the ramp height you only have to do it once? Eight foot string with a string level and a tape measure???? Who of you veterans might have the magic??
You just set the 4x4 on the ground a foot or two in front of the tires. Then place the board on the 4x4 to create the ramp. Only drive as far up the ramp as far as you need to go to get level.
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When I towed a trailer I had a Tamarack Level on the front of the unit in the center. It was normally one lynx leveler to the mark on the tamarack. It also had a front to rear level so you could use it to adjust the front to rear level with the tongue.
Yep it's still that way. Apparently Tamarack now calls the levels "Level Master". When you are one mark off, one Lynx Leveler block under the low side wheels brings you right to level. For those using that level and not wanting to use the Lynx blocks, figure out the height of the Lynx block (go to Wal-Mart with your tape measure) and buy the equivalent in wood.

Its pretty much of a no brainer, one of the reasons why I like my Lynx blocks.

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Old 06-02-2004, 05:53 PM   #22
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WAG = Wild A$$ed Guess.....in other words....I look at the levels on the side, and front, and back of the trailer, and eyeball and take my best guess as to how many boards of what thickness it will take.....it ain't rocket science.
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Correct, if it were, it would be a SWAG . . . a Scientific Wild A$$ Guess.

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Old 06-03-2004, 01:23 AM   #24
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Unhappy how to level

At a KOA in Utah several years ago, I used every block I had under one wheel side and had to dig a trench 6" deep for the tongue to get level. (I had a 28' AS trailer then). I want to look over the sites before parking there again, but what the "hey" when it is getting late and crowded you take anything in a sparse state like Utah.


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A couple other things that haven't been mentioned - coming from the voice of experience!

Don't raise or lower the jack on the front of the trailer if you have the corner jacks down. I tried this once, and it don't work!

Also, Lynx levelers are sold with 10 blocks to a package, and you'll sometimes need more than 10 blcoks, especially if you have a 2 or 3 axle trailer. I bought mine (new) on Ebay at less cost (including postage) than Camper's World or Walmart.

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