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Old 07-31-2015, 10:51 PM   #1
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Dealership set up my new 2015 29' FKBS Salem TT in the park today. They parked it, chocked it with my chocks and left!!! Never leveled it. Here's the great part, I have no means of hitching and moving this thing to put something under the tires (they are on the ground). It is tilting to the slide out side something awful. And even with the slides in it is tilting, so the tires on one side must be way lower than the tires on the other. Is there any way to lift those tires up enough and fast enough to get some blocks under them without hiring someone to hitch me up and drive over leveler blocks? Seriously afraid it is just gong to tip over. I have no idea what to do in this case. I have searched all over the net to try and figure out a solution to no avail. I could really use some help here even if all you have to say is to find someone with a truck and a hitch which might be difficult. I seriously could not be newer at this. Thank you.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:01 PM   #4
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All you have to do is ask around for someone to hook on to it to help level it. People will be more than happy to help you get situated.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:05 PM   #5
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:18 PM   #6
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Florida is a big state... Where exactly in FL? Someone here may be close by.

Do you have anything to level this trailer, like 8 inch wide by 5 foot long 1.5 inch thick lumber that you can put under the tires? Or plastic leveling blocks? Do you have a bubble level to do any measuring? or an iphone? Iphone app under Extras then compass, then page 2 has an electronic level that works good.

This sounds like you are parked there permanently. Everyone pulling a big trailer uses the same sized ball, so just ask someone to hitch up to you and push or pull you onto some leveling blocks. If you have the necessary things, it should be accomplished in a few minutes.

If nobody is around, then getting a bottle jack to jack up the frame (not the axle between the sides of the tires) will bring up the low side so you can then put the boards under the tires.

I seriously doubt your trailer will tip over, but your fridge will not work until you are level.

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Old 07-31-2015, 11:29 PM   #7
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Venice, FL, yes permanent. I have those plastic blocks, about 10000 of them, I thought these guys were using them while I was busy hooking up the water. I am going to go pick up some concrete pavers in the morning. I'm not real impressed with these plastic things and since it will be permanently parked, wood is not the best idea down here with all the rain we've been getting. Took them 6 hours just to get the unit into the site, apparently there were some trees in their way and they wanted me to go find another spot. I wasn't about to give it up. They eventually hauled in a little jacky thing and slipped it right in. I think my crying had something to do with that, LOL. I am really attached to this site location. Been a long day.
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:50 AM   #8
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Not sure how to jack up and level a park model. Yes get some pavers...
here is something to read
Block and level park model

and another

Leveling 40' Park Model for Permanent Setup

from reading these I would think that due to uneven ground you may need a few pieces thinner than pavers, like maybe the plastic things or pressure treated 5/4 deck lumber which would measure about 1 inch in thickness. If you get someone to help it should not take too long to get it level.

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You need a 8-10 ton jack

You will need a 8-10 ton bottle jack to assist in the leveling of your set up.
Go to your local "Northern tools" or Harbor Freight" to get you a jack. You will need some 2"X8" X 12"L blocks of wood, cement blocks (LOTS) a 24" or 36" level to set up your unit permanent. You may also need some wood wedges. First you start by level front to rear. When you get a "ROUGH" level front to rear, then you can get the side by side level. Home depot or Lowes will cut you some wood blocks from a 2"X8"x8' board. Just ask for assistance from someone in the lumber department. Your unit may have be anchored and blocked to Florida/ county code if permanent parked. Where you purchased it should level & block it to code with anchors!!!!!!
To get them (where you purchased it) to level & block it may be an additional cost. Before I purchased any blocking material, I would go back to where you purchased it, talk to them about the blocking & level.

Good luck on your set up.
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This is listed as a (TT) BUT it is going to be used as a (PARK Model)! Did you (Pay) to( deliver )it or (Set it Up)? Sounds like they (Worked) to (Get it in That Site)! You are going to need (Additional Help) and (Cribbing/Blocking/Jacks) and Maybe Permits to (Level and Secure) your unit for (Permanent Location)? You mention (Trees) will the slides clear them in your present location? (6 hrs) to locate unit on a Site!! Can you Post a Few Pics? Must be a (Real Doozy of a Site)! Youroo!!
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