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Old 10-06-2017, 08:42 AM   #1
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Sanibel leveling

Good morning,

We have a Sanibel 3751 with six-point leveling system but it still rocks quite a bit. I think part of if not most of is the long slide in the living/kitchen slide. I am trying to decide on a tripod for the front or X-Chocks for the wheels. If anyone has any other recommendations please let me know.

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Old 10-06-2017, 08:54 AM   #2
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Good morning,

We have a Sanibel 3751 with six-point leveling system but it still rocks quite a bit. I think part of if not most of is the long slide in the living/kitchen slide. I am trying to decide on a tripod for the front or X-Chocks for the wheels. If anyone has any other recommendations please let me know.

Thanks,
Pat
IMO, tripods do not work very well, x chocks work and would help. Remember the longer you extend the system, the more rock you will have, best to use blocks under the rams to shorten the stroke
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I'm going to order some X-Chocks today. Will keep the extension in mind next time we set up.

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IMO, tripods do not work very well, x chocks work and would help. Remember the longer you extend the system, the more rock you will have, best to use blocks under the rams to shorten the stroke
I always use lynx blocks under all my rams. I try to keep ram extension within 10 - 12 inches or less if possible. Sometimes, depending on the levelness of the site, I might have more blocks stacked under one side than the other or even front to rear. You will never get rid of ALL the bounce/rocking unless you put the rig up on cinder blocks under the frame. While that may be ok if you're going to be in the same spot for a extended period, it's a hassle if you're moving every weekend or so.

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I'm going to order some X-Chocks today. Will keep the extension in mind next time we set up.

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The X-chocks will minimize the fore & aft motion but again, not completely eliminate it.

Hydraulic levelers are pretty stiff so a tripod probably wouldn't be worth the expense. Tripods work really well on those 5'ers with electric square tubed front landing gear where there is a lot of "play" so they can slide in & out of each other which equates to movement.
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