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Old 10-30-2015, 10:57 AM   #1
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2016 33' Salem Travel Trailer Leveling Question

I was reading manuals and it says not to level with the stabilizers on the 27rkss, is this the case? I have no other method to level this trailer. Should I use the stabilizers to level the trailer?

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Old 10-30-2015, 11:00 AM   #2
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level side to side with levels like Lync or use boards, the front tongue jack should be used to level front to back. the Stabilizers are then deployed to "stabilize"
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Old 10-30-2015, 11:09 AM   #4
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the important thing to remember is that the Jacks are to stabilize, not level.

Search youtube for "leveling a trailer" you will see many different methods.


For what it is worth, DW and I tried to do this with our first Pop up. Someone was nice enough to explain the process to us as well
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:09 PM   #5
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Anderson leveler is the easiest way to go.
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:09 PM   #6
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You level side to side by placing boards, Lynx blocks or perhaps Anderson Levelers like we have under the tires on the low side. Then you raise or lower the front jack to level front to back. After you camper is level you then put the stabilizer jacks down to reduce the amount of rocking you produce when walking around in the camper. Also remember not to open or close your slide outs (if you have them) unless your camper is level.
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:21 PM   #7
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level side to side with levels like Lync or use boards, the front tongue jack should be used to level front to back. the Stabilizers are then deployed to "stabilize"

EXACTLY. Leveling with jacks or Stabilizers will risk twisting and damaging the frame.
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:39 PM   #8
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We have a 2011 27RKSS and have put over 50,000 towed miles on it including Alaska and back. Do NOT try to level with the stabilizer jacks. They are roughly 22 feet apart and putting too much weight on the could eventually cause problems with the frame. Level side to side with ramps and end to end with the tongue jack then put the stabilizers down. Because of the 14 foot slide, you will want the slide side to be a little high before you extend it. The only issue that we have had, is the overall weight. The trailer weighs close to 7000 pounds empty and uses to 3500 lbs axles. We found that we were overweight very quickly. After having multiple wheel bearing failures and a axle replacement, covered by warrantee, we had both axles, and the springs, replaced with 5200 lbs rated Dexter units. The trailer now rides much better and we don't even think about overloading.
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Old 10-30-2015, 01:22 PM   #9
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OK, again after reading a question and answers I have to ask another question. Where and how do you guys get your level reading??
In trailers past I've had the bubble levels on the front and or sides of a trailer, I've tried the small square target levels on the counter next to the fridge, or on the floor in the living room near the entry door so it can be seen.
Level in one place isn't level in all places! My doors not staying in one spot or the shower drain tells me that one! So what do you guys do?
Anyone use those newer fancy electronic levelers that indicate level with lights?
I'm really curious about this!
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Yoroo,
Where did you get those black levelers?
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