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Old 12-08-2020, 01:47 PM   #21
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Couple 4x4's and 2x4's is all that is needed. Very low tech and scrap wood is free.
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Old 12-08-2020, 05:18 PM   #22
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The Anderson leveling system seems to work pretty good for me.
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Old 12-13-2020, 10:14 AM   #23
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I have the same. Works great!
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Old 12-13-2020, 10:17 AM   #24
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Air pressure is impacted by temperature. I would wonder just how much your level would change between "out in the hot sun" (and at 80 degrees) down to 30 degrees at 3 AM. I also don't really see them being a whole lot easier. You still have a bunch of "stuff" to pull out and move around.

The only "easy" leveling approach seems to be the auto levelers you see on some 5th wheels and big motor homes. From chatting with folks who have them / use them .... they are far from ideal ( = they all seem to have had a few bad experiences with them ).

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Old 12-13-2020, 10:24 AM   #25
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Hi all, so I have just one final question on the concept of inflatable levelers. If it rains a lot will the levelers become pool toys and send the trailer downstream? I've seen a massive barge floated off a sand bar by inflating a similar type bag under it. What's to keep the trailer from becoming the USS Airstream in prolonged rains? Great discussion, thanks for your inputs.

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To float you trailer the bags would need to displace 10K of water... not nearly enough volume in those bags
I would agree that the air levelling would be “bouncy”
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Old 12-13-2020, 10:32 AM   #26
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I love the Anderson levellers. We put them between the tires and put a level on the back bumper. My husband drives forward or back and I tell him when the trailer is level. We then take the level inside and Adjust the level front to back using the jack.
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Old 12-13-2020, 11:47 AM   #27
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Bouncing on AB's? I don't think so. 😲

One of our favorite spots is loose sand, MacGyver'd this years ago.
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"Lego Blocks" or planks of wood are OK from a tire standpoint UNLESS you are no supporting the complete width and length of the tire contact area. If not 100% supported you can do damage to the internal structure of the tire.
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Old 12-13-2020, 11:56 AM   #28
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Old 12-13-2020, 12:08 PM   #29
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Hi all, so I have just one final question on the concept of inflatable levelers. If it rains a lot will the levelers become pool toys and send the trailer downstream? I've seen a massive barge floated off a sand bar by inflating a similar type bag under it. What's to keep the trailer from becoming the USS Airstream in prolonged rains? Great discussion, thanks for your inputs.

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If it floods that bad you have more problems than floating downstream.
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Old 12-13-2020, 12:14 PM   #30
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The Anderson leveling system seems to work pretty good for me.
Those air bags are interesting, but I have been using the Andersen leveling system (two leveling blocks) and I can do the leveling without the help of DW in most cases. Had to cut one of the levelers to fit it between the two wheels.

Place the levelers to fit snuggly at the back of each wheel, back up very slowly, look in the rear view mirror to see the trailer rise, stop, lock the brakes, if all is OK add shocks to both sides of the trailer to stabilize, including the two Andersen shocks under the levelers, and your done.
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Old 12-13-2020, 12:57 PM   #31
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I have camco blocks, I have 2X8's (15 & 24 inches) and..I have a shovel to dig a little hole for the wheel to roll into

I use any or all of these, most every time I need to level
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Old 12-13-2020, 02:02 PM   #32
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Been leveling trailers so long now that I do it by eyeball and confirm with a level.

Couple 4x4's and 2x4's is all that is needed. Very low tech and scrap wood is free.

Same here. Boards work well with the Safeway One-Step chocks that I use. I saw another camper put in the One-Steps and was sold on how secure it made the trailer.
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Old 12-13-2020, 07:21 PM   #33
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I eyeball the site real good. Some times a pull it forward, or back it up, or move it over maneuver can do the trick.

I've been known to dig out a couple inches of stone, if it's rather loose, and let the tires roll down in to level it off, rather than try and raise the other side.

Otherwise, it's anderson type levelers for us Stick 'em in there, set the level, and have my wife yell when it's good.
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Old 12-13-2020, 07:38 PM   #34
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I go low-tech and cheep. 2x6's and a 1x6's. I have a level mounted on the front of the trailer. I take a quick glance once the trailer is on the site where I want it. I have done it long enough to guess how many boards are needed, I don't always get it right the first time, but almost always by the 2nd!
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Old 12-13-2020, 08:47 PM   #35
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We use 8”X8” landscaping timber 16” lg cut on a diagonal. Drive up as much as needed to provide up to 8” of leveling. If more than that, I’ll move to a different spot.
Cost = free. (Ok maybe 2-3 minutes on a bandsaw...)
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Old 12-13-2020, 09:19 PM   #36
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Keep It Simple - Close Enough Works Well For Us

We are full-timers and are on the move most of the time. We like to setup quickly after a long day on the road. For us lego blocks and a couple common sense techniques get us to close enough without exception.
Here's how:

We do horizontal levelling first. When we park, one of us goes inside, pours a little water on the sink countertop and watches to see which way if flows and how fast. If the water doesn't move in either horizontal direction, we are done with the horizontal levelling. If it does flow, its direction and speed tell us which side to lay down the lego blocks and how high to stack them (usually just one or two high). This determination takes all of 30 seconds to complete.
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Then we do the vertical levelling. We use the outside bubble level attached to the side of the trailer to get us close. Then one of us goes inside and opens the refrigerator door about half way. If it stays still, we're level vertically. If it swings one way or the other, we adjust the jack height accordingly. This takes another extra 30 seconds or so.

We've looked at other methods and more expensive levelling accessories but don't see much (if any) in the way of value-add to justify the extra time or expense. For us, our quick, simple and economical approach may not be perfect but it's good enough for us to not know that it isn't.

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Old 12-14-2020, 03:49 PM   #37
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Air pressure is impacted by temperature. I would wonder just how much your level would change between "out in the hot sun" (and at 80 degrees) down to 30 degrees at 3 AM. I also don't really see them being a whole lot easier. You still have a bunch of "stuff" to pull out and move around.

The only "easy" leveling approach seems to be the auto levelers you see on some 5th wheels and big motor homes. From chatting with folks who have them / use them .... they are far from ideal ( = they all seem to have had a few bad experiences with them ).

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You can figure the tire pressure to change by about 2% for each change in temperature of 10°F. I provide the mathematical proof to 3 decimals in my RV Tire Safety blog. I also have shown the temperature effect of full sun vs full shade.
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Old 12-14-2020, 04:06 PM   #38
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Place the levelers to fit snuggly at the back of each wheel, back up very slowly, look in the rear view mirror to see the trailer rise, stop, lock the brakes, if all is OK add shocks to both sides of the trailer to stabilize, including the two Andersen shocks under the levelers, and your done.
shocks to stabilize?
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Old 12-14-2020, 06:40 PM   #39
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I use plastic ramps for leveling, but what was a game changer for me was using Level Mate Pro. Using cell phone app, I can back up trailer to exact level side to side. Then unhitch and level end to end. No guesswork or relying on level bubble. Perfect every time.
+1 on Anderson levelers and LevelMate Pro. Easy to get perfectly level as long as slope is within max height of levelers.

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Old 12-14-2020, 07:44 PM   #40
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Same here - LevelMatePRO makes quick work of it

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+1 on Anderson levelers and LevelMate Pro. Easy to get perfectly level as long as slope is within max height of levelers.

Steve
I’m with Steve and the other poster on this one. Once we got the LevelMate Pro and Anderson blocks, it got much simpler. I watch the app on the phone and the DW slides the wedges under the blocks / tires. Done!
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