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Old 03-20-2016, 09:56 AM   #1
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TT leveling

from most of what i've read on here its advised to level TT before putting slides out, which seems to make sense to me. After seeing this video online that a RV dealer put on ( i would assume they should know the proper procedure) im second guessing myself. any thoughts?

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Old 03-20-2016, 10:12 AM   #2
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Not sure if I am right or wrong, but my logic tells me to extend the slide after leveling but before the stabilizer jacks are down. The slide is designed to work with TT frame level. So I would make sure the TT is level then extend the slide. The stabilizer jacks have a possibility of flexing the frame which would put the slide in a possible bind. So I extend the jacks after the slide is out and retract them before bringing the slide in. The main point here is do not confuse leveling the TT with stabilizing the TT.
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:15 AM   #3
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I'm not convinced it makes a significant difference. Maybe it would if you have two or three slides on one side . . .
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I dislike the idea of moving my FW with the slides out and the idea of trying to crawl around under the slide to place a leveling block has even less appeal.

Level side to side, level front to back, stab jacks down, slide out.

What I do every time out.
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:48 AM   #5
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I level my TT before the slide is out but when I put the slide out it leans to that side. With or without the stabilizers down. My solution is to block up that side about 1 or 2 inches. Then when I put the slide out it goes to level. After I'm done then I put the stabilizers down.


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Old 03-21-2016, 10:42 AM   #6
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I have always leveled side to side first, then front to back, then put sides out. I also think that with dual and triple axle trailers that all wheels need to have leveling boards under them. IMO my thinking is that raising only one axle to lever your unit. There would be more pressure on that axle as compared to any others.


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Old 03-21-2016, 10:46 AM   #7
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Spoke with Forest River when I bought my first TT with slides (2 slides on same side) and they say to level, stab jacks down, extend slides. IMO dealers are not he best sources for information.
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:19 PM   #8
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On another note, I'm waiting for 2 of the Andersen levelers to come in that I ordered, they definitely look pretty slick and seem to have great reviews. Although the cheapest I could find them was 39.99 each plus a ridiculous $50 for shipping to Canada..us Canucks always get ripped off when it comes to shipping...oh and that's American $ too...so after the exchange I'm looking at prob $180...ouch!!
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On another note, I'm waiting for 2 of the Andersen levelers to come in that I ordered, they definitely look pretty slick and seem to have great reviews.
We have a pair. In fact we used them two weeks ago. They work fantastic.
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:30 PM   #10
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We use a pair of ramps,we always have to "Lift" the Slide side,even on Level sites! We know how much we need Plus how much additional "Lift" to end up Level when the Slide is deployed! Works fine for Us! Youroo!!
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