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Old 08-17-2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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Side to side leveling: can I use the stabilizer jacks?

I have a 28' Airstream. ('07:27-FB-SE)

Can I level small amounts (no more than 1 or 2 inches off) side to side with the stabilizer jacks. If so what should be the procedure. That is, should I level side to side first with the back jacks then stabilize with front jacks or should I reverse that or first do the lower side front and back?

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Old 08-17-2007, 07:59 PM   #2
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Welcome, but the answer is NO

iAirstream,

Welcome to the forums. The stabilizers are only for stabilizing the trailer so that it doesn't bounce when you walk around. Level it side-to-side first by pulling the wheels up on blocks or Linx Levelers (looks like big Legos, you can get them at Wal*Mart), then level front-to back with the jack. After the trailer is level you put down the stabilizers.

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wouldn't it be nice if they just made the Fridge on a pivoting leveling system so when boondocking, you didn't really have to worry too much about leveling the entire trailer. Just a thought.
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iAIRSTEAM,

The most efficient way to level a trailer that my wife and I have found is to level the trailer from side to side first.

A 6" "bullet" level on larger on the center of the floor inside the trailer is good measurements side to side yaw. Use blocks to raise the tires for anything 1" or over.

Then use the front jack to raise or lower the tongue to verticle level.

A better absolute measurement of dead center is to place a "bullseye" level in the frig. Center the bubble and your are level.

A centered "bullseye" level in the frig. will ensure that your frig will work properly.

Stabilizer jacks should be let down to keep and maintain level.
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All the answers are on the money. Torquing up the stabilizers can also twist the chassis and aluminum body to the point that the main door will not close properly.
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