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Old 04-19-2010, 11:47 AM   #11
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We pull a SV235RKS with a 5.4 F150 and I wouldn't want anything less. The 235 and 264 are very similar in weight/length. So, you have made the right decision on TV. (full-size). I think you will really like the SV264 also. Happy camping!!
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:05 PM   #12
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This might be a question that I should have another post for, but I was wondering about the leveling jacks on the SV264 and those of you that have the 263. Are these the flip down style ones and if they are should we be upgrading to the screw style jacks. I've heard throughout the forums some issues with the factory jacks!

Can anyone offer their insight on this, because if we need to replace them, I want to do it before we purchase the camper. Any jacks in particular better than others brand and model wise?

Thanks for the help!

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Old 04-19-2010, 02:34 PM   #13
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We have the RV corner post jacks that came standard on our SV 263.....not the heavy duty style scissors jacks . Other than 1 jack binding up when we bought the camper (the dealer fixed it), we haven't had a problem. I am careful about putting too much pressure on them, but only so much can be applied when using the stock winding tool.
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:02 PM   #14
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OK, they are not leveling jacks; they are stabilizing jacks. We first level our trailer side-to-side with wheel blocks, then chock the wheels, then level front to back with the tongue jack. THEN, we put down the stabilizers to steady the trailer. Try the factory setup. If it is unsatisfactory to you, then spend the cash for scissors jacks. FYI, I think it helps to have chocks for both sides of the trailer. I have a friend who did scissors jacks and still feels he has too much movement. In that case, you may need to tri-angulate from the base of the jack to the trailer. I've seen products for this purpose. If you have kids running around and are sensitive to movement, you may want to do more than factory. We, on the other hand, are just fine with the factory setup.
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Thanks once again for the feedback. Sounds like we will try the factory setup and see if we need to go any furthur with it! By the way, we purchased a proper tow vehicle this past Monday. We purchased a 2008 Tundra Double Cab with the TRD Off-Road package and the 5.7L V8 engine, so I guess our next step is to drive it to the camper dealer and hopefully purchase the Surveyor SV264. Our first camping date with some other families is the end of May.

Next question is "Does the Surveyor line have any levelling bubbles on it or how do you recommend getting it level?)

Thanks for everyones help and I'll probably have more questions to post once we get the camper!!!! I'm a rookie camper.

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You have a new camper ....and a new truck....and the ability to wait a month to go camping........no way could I do that !!

Happy for ya........enjoy ALL of it !!

We just carry a level with us.......and get it as close as we can !!

Good luck.......HAPPY CAMPING !!!
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Well we don't have the camper yet!!!!!!
Just the truck right now.

The place we are looking at that has the camper is over in Cincinnati, a 3.5 hr drive, and they only have one on the lot and it is a 2010 model that is new yet; so I better hurry before it is gone! Gotta get it while it is on clearance.

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Old 04-21-2010, 09:33 PM   #18
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No leveling bubbles on our Surveyor. I just keep a small 6 to 8 inch low plastic bubble level in my "trailer toolbox". Put it on the floor inside the door of the trailer. Crossways for side to side and then longitudinally for front to back. works great, cheap, not fancy.
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Go to walmart or look online at RV parts dealers for the inexpensive levels, some use double sided tape, others use a screw, set your trailer up level, use a carpenters level and check several flat surfaces such as the floor above the frame, the rear bumper,etc, then attach float bubbles. Caution, don't trust only the tongue, may or may not be level with the floor of the trailer.
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Next question is "Does the Surveyor line have any levelling bubbles on it or how do you recommend getting it level?)

Kurt
I don't think many travel trailers come with an installed bubble level. I have 1 of those cheapo stick-on bubble levels on my trailer frame tongue (for forward/backwards leveling) , and another on the front cross member under the trailer (for side to side leveling). A trip or 2 back to the tongue, adding chock blocks where needed will get my close to level.....those 2 sided tape levels tend to move a little, but will get you close. I finish up with a little torpedo level on the floor right inside of the door. The stab jacks will lift the trailer just enough to fine tune.
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