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Old 07-11-2015, 09:51 AM   #1
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Leveling side to side

When leveling side to side and for example, your right side is low. Do you shorten the legs on left side to help compensate for height difference on right side? We have a Crusader and when the rear is low, we shorten legs in front to compensate. Does the same principle work side to side?


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I would like to see what owners are using to Level Side-to-side under the wheels.


I have been trying to come up with a combination of boards / wood etc. but without having to look like a lumber truck just arrived .


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I would like to see what owners are using to Level Side-to-side under the wheels.


I have been trying to come up with a combination of boards / wood etc. but without having to look like a lumber truck just arrived .


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I would like to see what owners are using to Level Side-to-side under the wheels.


I have been trying to come up with a combination of boards / wood etc. but without having to look like a lumber truck just arrived .


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I know a lot of guys are using the Anderson Levelers. We have plastic wedges that max out at about 4 inches.


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I would like to see what owners are using to Level Side-to-side under the wheels.


I have been trying to come up with a combination of boards / wood etc. but without having to look like a lumber truck just arrived .


Seeking ideas


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Also, if I am not familiar with campground, I physically walk to the site to see what it looks like. If I am not comfortable, I ask for another site or go to another campground. We did this recently in Virginia. They had me on the side of a mountain and as I walked up I could see all the wood under other campers. I did not have enough dunnage, so we left. Found another campground down the road.


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When leveling side to side and for example, your right side is low. Do you shorten the legs on left side to help compensate for height difference on right side? We have a Crusader and when the rear is low, we shorten legs in front to compensate. Does the same principle work side to side?


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The rear Jacks aren't load bearing, just supposed to stabilize and minimize bounce. I keep a small assortment of 1x6 and 2x6's to drive onto to level side to side. You want both front landing gear hitting the ground together as much as possible other wise you'll just twist the camper. Make sense?
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The rear Jacks aren't load bearing, just supposed to stabilize and minimize bounce. I keep a small assortment of 1x6 and 2x6's to drive onto to level side to side. You want both front landing gear hitting the ground together as much as possible other wise you'll just twist the camper. Make sense?

Got it! Especially with the front jacks. Our camper has a "4 point self leveling system", but we still try to get it as level as possible. We use the plastic wedges under the tires for side to side.


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The camp site we are on was really low on the right side, so we weren't sure how to adjust the front legs.


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I just use two 2x8 boards 4 ft long. Most of the time it only takes one to level. I avoid sites that are really un level. Later RJD
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