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Old 07-24-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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How to properly level the trailer

We have been out in our Lacrosse 318BHS a few time and have noticed that we are not levelling it properly. Should we we doing it before the slides are out or after? All seems well and then we notice later on the first day it is not level. On the old popup we stuck the 18" level on the side boards, made a few adjustments and poof it was level. We carry different size boards with us to make the adjustments but something is off...maybe it is just us and we need to readjust our bi-focals!!!

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Old 07-24-2011, 06:35 PM   #2
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Maybe its just me but I try to keep it simple. As soon as I back into a site I put a 2' level on the back bumper to check level left to right. If its off I will pull forward and stack the plastic "Lego" like blocks and re back up.
Once its level side to side I unkook and use the level on the floor just inside the door and use the electric jack on the tongue to level front to back. Then I put the stabalizer jacks down.

It works for me...and keeps the boss happy...and we know thats what its ALL about.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:13 PM   #3
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If you have a huge slide, then the weight of that will sometimes settle that particular side down when you open it due to weight transfer. There was a recent thread here on that problem. Allow a little extra on the slide side, so when you open that the trailer will level out.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:34 PM   #4
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Bobfidy's got it right, except if you properly install these: Save at RV Partscenter - RV Parts and Supply, they willl tell you exactly how many inches that you need to level from wheel to wheel. The Linx Leveler blocks are one inch each, so you just raise the appropriate number of levels. I'f I'm going to be a little high, I'll err toward the slide side to compensate, as you've noted.
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On my new TT that has the electric jacks, I've found I need to be pretty much right on L to R as you can't tweak them in like the other trailers with manual jacks.
On the slide side, using the level gauges I installed on the drivers side corner, if I set the slide side one indicator point high, when the slide is out, it ends up just right when deployed. Just trial and error until you find out what works for your application.

Also found if staying in a place more than one night, to go out and lower the stabilizers a bit further as the trailer loosens up after a day.
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:36 AM   #6
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I also have the 318, and I like to have it level (according to the back bumper) with my slides in....and unhook and level front to back....and then put my landing gears down before u put out ur slides. If u put out ur slides first she will sag about 1/2 inch....oh, and I like to error on the slide side to be the low side so that the air conditioning condensation runs off on the back side.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:54 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone for all the replies. We will see what happens this weekend.
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