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Old 04-07-2011, 10:50 AM   #1
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Me and my family just purchased a 2011 831 rkss flagstaff TT with the outdoor kitchen. Would like to know of any subggestions as a first time owner. And how do you level it.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:16 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums and congrats on the new camper!! Hope you have many fun trips with it!! Enjoy!
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:07 PM   #3
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Welcome! Good question! I am also wondering if there is a neat little trick that is better then the current method I use....
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:26 PM   #4
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leveling the trailer to ypur wife's satisfaction.

You will need a couple of 2 x 12 x 4' boards, plastic stick on levels and leveling blocks. I prefer the plastic ones. When you get ro your site, use the 4' boards to get the trailer level from side to side as close as you can. unhook and use the leveling blocks to level the unit front to back. The plastic stick on levels can be installed at one of the corners, front right works good. These levels should show that you are level when done (or at least close). If it is not perfect, the plastic stick on levels can be tweaked a bit to make it look so. She'll never know the difference.

Alternatively, take 4 beers out of the fridge and drink each down to the bottom of the label. place one bottle on each corner of the trailer and go trough your leveling procedure. This method is not very accurate, but then, who cares after 4 beers.


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Old 04-07-2011, 04:37 PM   #5
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Domestic or import??
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Me and my family just purchased a 2011 831 rkss flagstaff TT with the outdoor kitchen. Would like to know of any subggestions as a first time owner. And how do you level it.

hope you like yours as much as i like mine!! welcome to the forum!
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:19 PM   #7
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We always use the 2x 12 method. Determine what side of the trailer needs to be raised. Lay the 2x12 just behind the tires and where you would like the trailer to be parked. Determine if you you need 1, 2, or 3(yuk). Then stagger then so you have a small ramp to back up on. Have your travel companion direct you as you back on tothe 2x12. This should take care or the side by side. Now just work with the tongue jack and raise or lower as needed. There are many choices in levels to use. You should use what ever works best for you. I am liking the small 2x2 bubble level. It seems to get me it the sweet spot.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:55 PM   #8
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to the forum & Congratulations on the new camper!

I have used this level (Amazon.com: Camco 25563 RV AccuLevel: Automotive) on every camper I have owned, and highly recommend it. Once mounted on the front of the camper, it can be seen from the drivers' seat. It is graduated at 1" increments, with the mercury ball rolling to the low side. Simply put, if the level is 1 line on the passenger side, add 1" of wood under the passenger side tires. 2 lines on the passenger side, add 2" of wood, etc.

Many happy miles to you!

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Old 04-08-2011, 08:21 AM   #9
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Thank you all for the warm welcome and the info. I do believe the
4x4 beer method will be my choice of leveling... LOL We are going camping this weekend and the family is exited
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:44 AM   #10
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[QUOTE=rlocicero;94409]You will need a couple of 2 x 12 x 4' boards/QUOTE]

I took a pressure treated 2x12x10 and cut it into 12 inch pieces (10)
I took a pressure treated 1x8x8 deck board and cut IT into 12 inch pieces

I carry these around in a large plastic egg crate (the kind you throw recycling into). Between the 2x12 and 1x8 you can get a perfect level job without much trouble and they are way easier to deal with in the bed of the truck. Lowes or Home Depot will even saw up the boards for you if you don't have a saw.

A 1x8 will lift you 3/4 inch
A 2x12 will lift you 1 1/2 inch

If you back up (or pull forward) in stages you can stack as you go. With two axles and 10 2x12x12s you can lift 4 and a half inches in two lifts.
With 6 you can lift 3 inches.

Wood does get heavy and plastic "Lego" types are lighter, BUT the Lego types SINK into soft ground. Even hard ground gets wet when it rains. The first time I had to dig those blocks out of the mud was the last. Now I use a combination of both when I need to. Wood down first, then Lego.
Personally, I carry 6 2x12 and 6 1x8 and a Lego kit.
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