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Old 03-27-2015, 02:37 PM   #11
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I use a 2' carpenter's level on the floor, an arms length inside the door. Bubble levels are not accurate enough for my liking, the longer length of the carpenter's level in the middle of the trailer gives a better indication. One of us watches the level and the other repositions the trailer for side to side. Simply watch the level while activating the tongue jack with the remote for front to back. Nothing to attach to the trailer either.
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:40 PM   #12
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Would highly suggest you find another use for your slide out braces to support the slide. IF the camper settles any or you should have a tire go down, there will be damage to the slide that is supported with your supports.
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:56 PM   #13
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I use a 2' carpenter's level on the floor, an arms length inside the door. Bubble levels are not accurate enough for my liking, the longer length of the carpenter's level in the middle of the trailer gives a better indication. One of us watches the level and the other repositions the trailer for side to side. Simply watch the level while activating the tongue jack with the remote for front to back. Nothing to attach to the trailer either.
So much easier to mount the big level on the front of the trailer, use Anderson Levelers and just watch the bubble as you back, lock the wheels, unhook and level front to back, run the stabilizers down and in 5 minutes it's done. Takes from 1 hr to 2 days to finish unloading.
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:03 PM   #14
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I have glued on permanent bubble levels on the drivers side front and the passenger side rear of my TT. I can just about see (I like Old Coots big level) the front level in my rear view mirror and my partner keeps an eye on the rear level. When backing we both try to agree that the trailer is within 1/2 a bubble of being level... equal on front and back. If needed, I pull back forward and use a 2 X 8 board (almost always, if needed) on the driver's side, to put that side higher. If you read the directions on most RV bubble levels they say they are graduated. One mark off level equals one inch needed under the tires on the low side.

A 2 X 8 board is actually 1 5/8 inches tall (not 2"). I have two of these boards I can stack if necessary, but have only needed two boards once on a very unevenly paved site.

Chock your wheels, then unhook the trailer, use your stabilizers to get side to side nearly perfect. In my experience being 1/2 a bubble off makes no difference. I also have one of these bubble levels near the door on the side and the DW watches for front to back level which I perform with the electric jack on the front. I then go around one last time and make sure the 4 corner stailizers are snug to the ground and check the two front/back levels one more time. Do this a couple of times and you will have mastered it.

NOW, if I could only remember to take the antenna mast down each time I move...
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:09 PM   #15
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Thank you for all the great info. One thing I didn't tell you is I have one of those slide out braces that help support the slide, don't know if I need it but that is another thing to think about when leveling.
i don't think that brace is for supporting the slide underneath, which is NOT advised.
it should be a brace for keeping the slide from moving out, while traveling, NOT for underneath.
a pic of it would help figure that out for sure.
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:45 AM   #16
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Agree with Mark0224. We level our Windjammer @ 1/4 bubble off, put down the stabilizers, and then run the slides out. The weight of the slides levels it perfectly.
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:54 AM   #17
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Our owner's manual and dealer requires us to level the trailer first and then put the slide out.
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There's an iPhone app called "RV Companion"... It's free. There's a level in the app. Once you calibrate the leveler, you just lay it on the floor of your camper when you pull in. It will tell you exactly how many inches you need to raise which ever side is low. Takes all the guess work out of the process.


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Old 03-28-2015, 03:21 PM   #19
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Thank you so much for your time and help, We have learned plenty already. We live in Phx. and we are leaving this coming Monday for upper Az. with mountains and Pine trees and just camp out for a while to see how everything works. I want to see if my Dodge ram 1500 4.7 engine auto trans will pull this T.T. up those long steep hills . I expect it to bog down some but if it's real bad I might have to start looking for a diesel .
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There's an iPhone app called "RV Companion"... It's free. There's a level in the app. Once you calibrate the leveler, you just lay it on the floor of your camper when you pull in. It will tell you exactly how many inches you need to raise which ever side is low. Takes all the guess work out of the process.


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Did they fix the issue where when an item is deleted, it crashes? And, have you ever verified the level accuracy?
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