Notes on Andersen levelers and jack with GW 26dbh
I mentioned on another thread that I bought the Andersen 3600 duffel (levelers, jack, chocks, pads) but thought rather then continue the hijack I'd post up some findings specific to the 26dbh, since it's a popular model:
1. the Jack WILL NOT lift the camper enough to get a tire off the ground. It was at least 4" short. The equalizers in this suspension design really allow a lot of droop. I tried using the jack with a short 2x10, but had a lot of trouble with things sliding around. It worked when I used a longer 2x10, but still didn't lift the camper high enough. Fortunately I was able to dig a hole under the tire to get clearance for the brake adjustment I needed to do. I may try building a small ramp to use under the jack, but I don't want to put too much effort into it if there is a better way.
2. The levelers look promising, and based on my experience with the jack I think they will work great. We are taking the camper out for our first trip Tuesday, so I'll report back after. Some users have reported that they had to trim some off the levelers to get them to fit between the tires, but on the 26dbh they will fit without modification.
3. The chocks seem plenty stout. I feel good about the way the chocked levelers 'cradle' the tire.
Family of five camping in a Spankin' new
Grey Wolf 26DBH LTD pushing a
'03 Dodge Ram 1500 via
10k/1k HaulMaster WDH stopped by a
Prodigy P2 brake controller