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Old 10-19-2015, 08:56 AM   #1
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Using Andersen Levelers

We bought a 2010 23' flying cloud. 2 axels, tires about 4 - 5 " apart. We used the red 4" andersen levelers on our old trailer (keystone bullet) but the tires we about a foot apart. They're very convienent..you just put them under the tire and pull the trailer onthem to the level you need. It looks like i can put a leveler between the tires but its pretty snug. Does anyone use these levelers or would you recommend something else?
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:11 AM   #2
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If you are on a site that would require the use of 2 levelers you could cut an inch or 2 off the leading edge on the one that goes between the axles.

I have 16 inch wheels and LT225 tires on my trailer and can fit a stock leveler in there with a kick.
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:21 AM   #3
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They should work snug but fine without cutting. If not, this guide from Anderson will show you how to cut if necessary. You can cut off up to 4 inches.http://www.andersenhitches.com/uploa...%20details.pdf
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:40 AM   #4
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I cut three inches off of one after it jammed up a couple of times. Fixed the problem.
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:42 AM   #5
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Mine are snug, but I haven't had to cut them yet.
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Old 10-19-2015, 10:19 AM   #6
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We have not had any issues with the Andersons yet nor have we had to trim them.

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Old 10-19-2015, 10:41 AM   #7
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I use them with my 1995 Excella with no cutting and no problems.
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:36 AM   #8
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Do the Anderson levelers fit in the bumper storage compartment?
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I am pretty sure they do fit but I keep ours in one of the side storage areas.
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Old 10-19-2015, 12:33 PM   #10
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Having had the floor fall out of the bumper storage without that kind of weight in it I would not suggest it unless you check the condition and number of rivets holding the floor in place.

I had a gallon of motor oil and my sewer hose in there.
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Old 10-19-2015, 12:37 PM   #11
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I you are solo how easy are these to use? Do you just put the tow vehicle in park then walk back to put the chock under each leveler?

My Lynx levelers take up a lot of space as I have two sets.

What about when you have to remove them. Seems you have to be careful not to run over the big end. You'd have to back up a bit to take the tire off the chock and could go off the big end. Hard to judge when solo how far to move. Worried about tire damage.

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Old 10-19-2015, 12:47 PM   #12
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I would not use Park because there is free play in the drive train and the rig will roll against that changing the level setting.
Use the Emergency Brake.
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They're easy to use solo, I've done it a few times now. I have one of those large levelers I can see in the rear view however. Once they are placed, just back up onto them.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:53 PM   #14
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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?
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