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Old 06-12-2015, 04:06 PM   #1
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Need some helpful tips please!

Hi everyone, I am also new to this sight and need some helpful hints. I am a newbie to the whole owning a travel trailer thingy-ma-bob... lol.. I now own a 2012 A frame Rockwood premier and need some tips on the so called 3 min set up... do you have to level this thing to get the sides to go up and fit with the top? if so can I get leveling tips? ( I said I am new at this) the screw wont line up with the hole in the front pop up part.. any tips? also if I needed to have any parts is there an Aliner place close to Sarasota Florida? thanks for all helpful information.
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:33 PM   #2
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Yes. It needs to be level first. You can use a standard level and place it across your a-frame (trailer hitch) to level from side to side or just measure the frame height on each side to determine how much the low side needs to be raised. Add blocks under the lower tire as needed. Chock the front and back of your wheels. From there... open the door and place the level directly on the floor running front to back. Raise or lower you hitch jack as necessary.

I'm not familiar enough with the Sarasota area, but you could probably do an internet search, or someone will be along shortly to recommend a dealer.

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Old 06-12-2015, 04:42 PM   #3
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Hey thanks for a speedy reply Yarome, I have been told to unhook the camper from the truck first then place the level on the back bumper from side to side and then on floor front to back. I have done this and the bubble is in the middle but for some reason the door side is not lining up correctly so I can latch it??? I did not Chock front and back of tires maybe thats what I am doing wrong.??
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:50 PM   #4
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That's probably the problem. If your rig isn't level your frame can "tweak" a bit so the rear bumper is not a reliable leveling point (providing it was square to the frame to begin with). The chocks won't make any difference in the leveling process though. Measuring is the most accurate, or using the level on the frame itself.

You might consider picking up a set of exterior mounted levels. If you go to amazon and type in "rv level" you can see all types. The main advantage is that they will tell how high or low you are at all 4 points at a glance.
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Well.. I take that back.. if the wheels were not chocked then it's "possible" that when you raised or lowered the jack there could have been "some" shifting that could throw you out of level.. but I can't imagine it would be much. Better safe than sorry.. chock front and back once your left to right is level.
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:55 PM   #6
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I have been told to unhook the camper from the truck first then place the level on the back bumper from side to side
I need to slow down and read everything thoroughly.

Don't unhitch until your side to side is level. It makes driving your tires up onto blocks much easier.
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:28 PM   #7
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Thanks again for all your helpful advice Yarome, as you can tell I am very new at this stuff, I was a tent camper and graduated to the Aliner lol.. I love the concept. I will hook up the camper and try to level it before unhooking (side to side) tomorrow moring as it is storming here at this moment, I'll let you know how it works out... thanks again,
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:03 AM   #8
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i'm confused.

do you have a Rockwood A-frame or an A-Liner?
those are two different manufacturers.

also, have you checked out the A-frame section here at FRF?
lots of very active owners there that can help.
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do you have a Rockwood A-frame or an A-Liner?
those are two different manufacturers.
Um.. now I'm confused When you are talking about leveling procedures and they are both single axle A-frames... the brand, make or model makes no difference.

He's new.. be nice.
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Um.. now I'm confused When you are talking about leveling procedures and they are both single axle A-frames... the brand, make or model makes no difference.

He's new.. be nice.
Well, he asked about A-liner parts place, for one thing.
He also said he'd graduated to an A-liner.
Therfore my confusion.
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