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Old 09-28-2014, 03:46 PM   #1
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Is leveling dual axles harder?

My new pop up has two axles. Up until this point I carried a variety of wood pieces about 12" long that I would place under the tire to level side to side. I would like to continue to do this. I would rather carry two small pieces of the same thickness than 4' boards of different thicknesses.

My question is how does one know which tire on a dual axle may be under more weight? Is it possible for one tire to be higher than the other and they only appear to be touching the ground with equal force because the other is flexing down on the springs? So if I was to place separate boards under each tire, would it raise the right amount?

I am not sure if I am explaining this properly. Maybe I am making too much of it but a pop up does need to be level in order for the roof to raise and lower properly. TT and HTT can get away with a lot more than pop up owners can.

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Old 09-28-2014, 03:49 PM   #2
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I use boards long enough to be under both tires.
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Old 09-28-2014, 03:51 PM   #3
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If you can squeeze in 4ft long boards, you should be fine
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Old 09-28-2014, 04:02 PM   #4
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This is how we Level! Youroo!!Quick & easy!
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Old 09-28-2014, 04:12 PM   #5
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This is how we Level! Youroo!!Quick & easy!
What is that? Do you go back and forth and have a second person continue to wedge the other tire until it is level? And it is supposed stay that way? It would seem to very difficult to creep it up that slant without giving it too much gas and then of course stopping at the right time when someone tells you to stop. It seems like it would be very easy to either overshoot or slide back down the slope.

Is this possible alone?

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Old 09-28-2014, 04:19 PM   #6
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I just pull on the site use a level & see how many 2xs I need & pull up on them. Usually the same under both wheels. To me it would be easier to level a two axle trailer.

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I too would be interested in hearing youroo's method. Seems like it could be a good one once you get a system down.

Unless you're using one of those BAL Light Trailer levelers (single axle only), then I don't think you will any noticeable difference with 2 axles. You'll just need more or longer blocks of your choice for placing under tires.

I currently use 5'x8" pieces of rubber stall mat...indestructible! I also mounted a Hoppy level to the pin box, viewable through the rear view mirror. Sometimes just moving a tad can eliminate the need for levelers altogether.
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What is that? Do you go back and forth and have a second person continue to wedge the other tire until it is level? And it is supposed stay that way? It would seem to very difficult to creep it up that slant without giving it too much gas and then of course stopping at the right time when someone tells you to stop. It seems like it would be very easy to either overshoot or slide back down the slope.

Is this possible alone?

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As I posted (We) as with Any Ramp situation takes (2) people for (Safety and Efficiency)! After placing a level on the side of unit my (Wife)knows how far up the 1st ramp to go,she tells me to stop and places the 2nd ramp! I release the brake and the unit rolls to level and is chocked at the same time! The other types and methods of (Under dual Tires) leveling require the same effort of (2) or a lot of (in and out) of T/V!
My wife can give a Very detailed class in our method of (Leveling) in 2Min! Youroo!!
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ok. Thanks youroo. I thought that is how it would have to happen. It sounds like you and your wife make a great team. My wife is not very good at these types of things. We look like the couple that is shouting at each other when we are not on the same page. I cannot even back up to the camper to hitch up with her help. It is so much easier for me to just back up and hitch it up myself. Leveling is not much different. It is just something I need to figure out myself.

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Here is what we have converted to using. It will take two sets to handle tandem axles. But once they are in place it not only levels things out, it also blocks the tires in place.

http://www.amazon.com/Andersen-3604-...eveling+system
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