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Old 04-17-2014, 11:57 AM   #31
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Yeah, I got 2 in the basement. The problem is- we have to level perfect once and then stick them on. I've never felt we've achieved the level that I want before committing to it. Plus, it's the wife's job to level the camper and she hasn't complained...
Easy way to solve that problem is to hide or leave the damn level at home so she can't find it.

You personally wouldn't know if it's level or not, due to the consumption of adult beverages.
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:59 AM   #32
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That's how we do it right now. After Goshen even having the auto level system installed, I'm sure she will still use the level to check. We will not open our slides until it is as level as possible why bind them and have doors either swing open or closed...

Our doors are our gauge for how level we ended up - if they don't swing shut on their own, she did good. If they do, we could have done better.

I truly hate camping without her- she has it down to an art. She knows exactly how many blocks by looking at the level and can get them lined up so the tires are centered on the first try. Me alone.. takes like 8 attempts. (shake my head/rolling laughter icon here )
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:09 PM   #33
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Our doors are our gauge for how level we ended up - if they don't swing shut on their own, she did good. If they do, we could have done better.

I truly hate camping without her- she has it down to an art. She knows exactly how many blocks by looking at the level and can get them lined up so the tires are centered on the first try. Me alone.. takes like 8 attempts. (shake my head/rolling laughter icon here )
Way too much effort expended, we just pull in and just try to maneuver the trailer to get it close enough side to side with the big level attached to the pin box and let 'er go. If it looks close, it's good enough. Front to back is very simple. Very, very seldom use blocks under the wheels, just too much trouble.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:17 PM   #34
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Way too much effort expended, we just pull in and just try to maneuver the trailer to get it close enough side to side with the big level attached to the pin box and let 'er go. If it looks close, it's good enough. Front to back is very simple. Very, very seldom use blocks under the wheels, just too much trouble.

You're not married to my wife. We have to be centered within the lines on the level (note: not just *between* the lines, centered between the lines). As I said, her job is leveling.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:24 PM   #35
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You're not married to my wife. We have to be centered within the lines on the level (note: not just *between* the lines, centered between the lines). As I said, her job is leveling.
Well it's obvious, she has to do it because you can't do it right.

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Well it's obvious, she has to do it because you can't do it right.


I feel like we've gone off topic. Let's not talk about me anymore....
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:24 PM   #37
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You're not married to my wife. We have to be centered within the lines on the level (note: not just *between* the lines, centered between the lines). As I said, her job is leveling.
Can't blame anyone but yourself, you let it happen when you let her have the level. As I told Glenn, leave it at home or hide it.

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DH and I have the same 5er, Same truck (2013), dealer installed the hitch, said he "adjusted our hitch" and we tow level with 7" clearance between the bed sides (no bed rails, if that means the chrome type add on rails) and the 5er.

Just make sure you get the correct wedge, or the revolution pin won't "center" correctly. When we picked ours up they had to come out to us on the interstate (about 15 miles out) and reverse the wedge, used the wrong end of it.

P.S. Congrats on the new toy! Hope you love yours as much as we do ours!
This site is great. Thanks weezer, your exact tv and 5er has put our minds to rest. And thank you, every one else, for your input on this subject. Our trailer is about 3 weeks out and we are looking forward to making the 270 mile trip to pick it up.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:02 PM   #39
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I see you guys got the diamond package. We opted out of that...the black and white goes better with his BBAT! (black big arse truck)

We're fortunate in that we're able to keep ours here at home, on full shore power. SO nice to have it here to sneak out to for some quiet time, have it here handy for loading up before a trip, and keep the fridge always cold.

What wood finish did you go with? We went with hickory (former V-Lite was cherry) and the lighter wood just makes it look more open and airy. LOVE that huge back window also!

Crossing my fingers that you'll get a pleasant surprise and it'll come in early!

And here's to a no-issues shakedown!

We need a wine glass toast icon. I don't do beer.

Oh, someone here with the Rockwood "twin" of our 5er gave me a tip on storing the recliners; when you turn them sideways, put a small pillow or cushion between the recline lever and the wall to prevent the handle from scratching the wall. (we actually just turn them both to the right now, both handles facing out)
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