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Old 10-26-2015, 08:20 PM   #15
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90% of the time solo with the Andersens. Electronic LevelUp mounts to a small 3m Lock loop on the the bottom of the front window. Get full aligned, identify low side, position the Andersens, slowly pull forward until the LevelUp turns green. Set the parking brake (as mentioned just putting in park usually results in some roll).

Put the secondary blocks under the back side of the Andersens. I then use BAL X-chocks on both sides, lower the jack and start the unhitch process. Prior to releasing the ProPride locks I slip the truck into neutral, hold the brake and release the parking brake. Then into park. This is to release any tension in the ProPride and I finish unhitching.

Total time usually about 15 minutes solo start to end, whether hooking up or unhitching. Faster with the wife since she can position and remove the Andersens so I don't have to run back and forth.

Love them. Sitting on them in Scottsbluff NE as I write this.

Opps that didn't read correctly. The 'trailer' is sitting on them and I am on my couch....
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:51 AM   #16
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I had them slip once. Suspect my fault for not putting in far enough.
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Old 10-27-2015, 05:01 AM   #17
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It was too tight on my 25' so I returned them. Even if I could get them to work they could jamb between the wheels when pulling off. This made me uneasy to try them solo- I'd want someone watching to prevent damage to something.

They were also pretty narrow and sank into the ground.

I like the idea of them but it just didn't work for me. YMMV.


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Old 10-27-2015, 06:56 AM   #18
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I had them slip once. Suspect my fault for not putting in far enough.
Mine have slipped forward about a half inch or so every time I use them. I wonder what I'm doing wrong or how I can increase the friction between the chalk and the curved bit.

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Old 10-27-2015, 07:20 AM   #19
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Tire slipping is why I decided to use the grip tape. I have only had the tires slip on the plastic not the plastic on the ground. Even if they slide a small bit on the ground I don't see a problem because once the AS is on them the weight keeps them from moving.

I can see Wayne&Sam's point regarding solo use - it takes a little patience and getting in and out a couple times but they fit fine between the tires on my 25' and I have not trimmed them. According to manufacturer you can cut a couple inches off of the ends if you think they are too long without screwing them up.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:50 AM   #20
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The video by Airstream nerds shows the addition of 3M 2" Outdoor Tape to the levelers I expect to improve traction when pulling onto the levelers. Has anyone found this a necessary add on or are they sufficient as delivered?
I watched the Official Andersen youtube and saw no mention of tape applied to the leveler.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:56 AM   #21
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The video by Airstream nerds shows the addition of 3M 2" Outdoor Tape to the levelers I expect to improve traction when pulling onto the levelers. Has anyone found this a necessary add on or are they sufficient as delivered?
I watched the Official Andersen youtube and saw no mention of tape applied to the leveler.

There is no need for "traction" between the tire and the leveler. Traction is a mean of defining the interaction between two surfaces that are moving against each other, ie tire to ground. There is no movement between the leveler and the tire or the leveler and the ground.

The only thing I can imagine might be if you are on soft ground the chock might have a tendency to fly out from under the leveler as it is pushed into the ground. Is that the surfaces they mention in the video?
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:42 AM   #22
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I guess if you switch to tandem 16" rims/tires you'll have to trim them to make them work?

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Old 10-27-2015, 09:55 AM   #23
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I forgot to mention I have 16" wheels.
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No trimming was required with our 16" wheels on a 27' EB. I don't know if the wheel spacing could be different on other models, making things a tighter fit. Joe
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Old 10-27-2015, 12:18 PM   #25
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I watched the Official Andersen youtube and saw no mention of tape applied to the leveler.

There is no need for "traction" between the tire and the leveler. Traction is a mean of defining the interaction between two surfaces that are moving against each other, ie tire to ground. There is no movement between the leveler and the tire or the leveler and the ground.

The only thing I can imagine might be if you are on soft ground the chock might have a tendency to fly out from under the leveler as it is pushed into the ground. Is that the surfaces they mention in the video?
Ok - so instead of using the word "traction" try this instead....for just a couple dollars you can get peace of mind if you think there may be issues with tire slippage on the smooth plastic surface. And of course this is not a manufacture recommended application and I am no engineer but I am fairly certain that in no way does adding grip tape to these devices adversely effect their usage for those of you that do not feel that it is necessary.
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Thanks for both your video and your responses to my question about "traction". Based on the minimal cost of adding the 3M tape to the levelers, I'm going to "take the plunge" and add it to my levelers. I certainly appreciate all of the input that I've received to my question.
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I have never once needed to put grip tape on my levelers and we camp on all types of surfaces since we live in our Airstream. But I'm sure it won't hurt either.
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:02 PM   #28
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No trimming for a 2015 Classic with 16" tires.
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