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Old 11-24-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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Leveling-help!

I want to raise the back end a little. One side. If I put one block under one stabilizer do I need to hook up and put one under tires on same side?
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
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Level from side to side with blocks under the tires.
If you wand you may add blocks under the jacks.
So yes hookup and add your block/s and level front to back.
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Got it! Many thanks...still learning with the 5th wheel. Kinda on my own here.
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I want to raise the back end a little. One side. If I put one block under one stabilizer do I need to hook up and put one under tires on same side?
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You have to level side to side with blocks under the tires, can't do it any other way. After it is leveled side to side and the wheels chocked, you can unhook and level front to back.
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I understand now. Many many many thanks guys! As stated...on my own here!
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No Worries MidwestGirl! Feel free to ask anything - there is a WEALTH of knowledge and experience in the forums!
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I want to raise the back end a little. One side. If I put one block under one stabilizer do I need to hook up and put one under tires on same side?
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The stabilizers are for stabilizing. They are absolutely not for leveling. Using too much force on the stabilizer will apply a twist to the frame and could damage the frame and might also jam your slide.

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What Joel said MidWestGirl...Oh and it occurred to me you might not know about the leveling process or leveling blocks - these make it easy to adjust the side-to-side leveling (do this FIRST on a 5th wheel):

Amazon.com: Camco 44505 RV Leveling Blocks - 10 pack: Automotive

Leveling procedure:
1. BEFORE UNHOOKING and Using a 2-3 foot level
a. (Stanley 42-324 24-Inch I-Beam 180 Level - Amazon.com)
2. Place the level under the front edge of your 5th wheel riser (the area close to your hitch)
3. The bubble level will let you know which side needs to be raised and how severe the slop is (some RV-specialty levels will report the slope in inches needed to level the unit)
4. Put the leveling blocks in front of the wheels on the side you need to raise – 2 in front of the leading wheel and 1 in between the wheels.
5. Pull forward @ 1 foot
6. Add a block in between the wheels so the leveling blocks support both wheels.
7. CHOCK YOUR WHEELS
a. We use BAL X-Chocks (these have the added benefit of lessening gthe front to rear sway in the 5th wheel
b. Amazon.com: BAL 28012 X-Chock Tire Locking Chock: Automotive
8. Once chocked, drop your front stabilizer jacks and unhook.
a. Some folks (myself included) carry a 2 foot length of 4x4 to put under the jack feet
9. Using the level on the edge of your riser closest to your front electric jack switch, determine front to rear level (raise or lower your jacks to achieve a level bubble)
10. Lower your rear stabilizers until they make firm contact with the pad – remember they are not jacks. They are just there to minimize the side to side sway in the 5th wheel.
a. You can use those 2 foot chunks of 4x4 here as well

We also use the BAL Kingpin Tripod which SIGNIFICANTLY lessens sway inside the 5th wheel:
BAL 25037 King Pin Gooseneck Tripod Stabilizing Jack : Amazon.com : Automotive

(Disclaimer: I do not work for Amazon – I just use them a lot because they are cheaper than Camping World – even as a Good Sam life member! Plus I am a Prime member and 2 day shipping is free
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:37 PM   #9
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Thank you everyone and especially for the step by step procedure. I do have blocks (3 sets) and will also pic up the chunks of 4x4 wood. I asked the selling dealer questions but don't recall him being as clear as the help here.
Will also pick up a larger level today. I'm determined to get this
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The trailer does not need to be perfectly level.

I use one of these in the bottom of the fridge.

Hopkins Bull's Eye Surface Level Hopkins Tools HM09815

Close enough for government work.
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