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Old 05-02-2016, 08:45 AM   #131
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If all W/J-V-Lite owners with Slides on 1 side really notice when Slides are Deployed,they are LOW on that side if starting out Level! They Need a little Boost Up on the Slide side! Youroo!!
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:51 AM   #132
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I have 2 slides on one side. Difference between slides out/in is significant.
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:17 PM   #133
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Just landed at James Island CG Charleston SC ....follow my recommendation #128...both slides are deployed and the bubble is still between the lines s2s & f2b.:thumbup:
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:09 PM   #134
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Good & bad on 1st shakedown trip

Took a short trip to Lake Georgetown to get a feel for how well things work in our new TT. The good news is everything about this trailer is what we hoped it would be. All systems work as they should. Very comfortable for two people and a couple dogs.
The bad was the condition of the site at the lake. It was overgrown with foxtails. Bad enough just walking around the trailer would result in a dozen sticking in my socks. But then one of the dogs got one in his eye. Off to the vet and adios $100. No way we could bring the dogs back there. So a 3 day stay turned into a 1 day stay.

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Old 05-04-2016, 08:22 PM   #135
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TuckerDog - nice looking rig. We like our WJ with the tan exterior but we have a bright blue Ram. We got the truck before the trailer. I like your white trailer and tow. sorry about the site being weedy though.
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:25 PM   #136
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I have 2 slides on one side. Difference between slides out/in is significant.
I do, too. I have to be about 1.5" to 2" high on the driver's side before the slides (both on drivers' side)are extended. Doing it that way, I'm generally pretty darn close to level when the slides go out.
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:28 PM   #137
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[QUOTE=youroo;1182310]If all W/J-V-Lite owners with Slides on 1 side really notice when Slides are Deployed,they are LOW on that side if starting out Level! They Need a little Boost Up on the Slide side! Youroo!!
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Our WJ isn't usually too unlevel with all 3 slides out if the site is level to begin with. But I bought the Anderson levelers to use as needed. We tried them while at home so we knew how to set up on a site that may not be as level as we are used to on our seasonal site. no luck. We didn't get the trailer up on both on of them. In your photo, did you back up on the rear level and then pull up on the front one? How did you know where to put the front one? and what about the tire that isn't sitting on the level? We didn't like part of the tire just suspended between the levelers.
I am wondering if we are doing this wrong or am I just over thinking this?
Thanks for your posts they are much appreciated!
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:51 PM   #138
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TuckerDog - nice looking rig. We like our WJ with the tan exterior but we have a bright blue Ram. We got the truck before the trailer. I like your white trailer and tow. sorry about the site being weedy though.
MCTroy-Thanks for the kind words. Had this truck before the trailer as well. The trailer was already in stock at the dealer, so no real choices for me to make. However, it's pretty much just the way I'd have ordered it if I was building from scratch. Just lucky the color was a match for the truck. As I mentioned in an earlier post, was not in the market for a new TT. Went to the dealer for a state inspection on our other trailer. DW was poking her head into trailers while I was hanging with the inspector. Somehow before we'd left, we had a new trailer. This is sooo much nicer than what we had before.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't color the only difference between the Diamond & Platinum packages?

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If all W/J-V-Lite owners with Slides on 1 side really notice when Slides are Deployed,they are LOW on that side if starting out Level! They Need a little Boost Up on the Slide side! Youroo!!
Youroo -

Our WJ isn't usually too unlevel with all 3 slides out if the site is level to begin with. But I bought the Anderson levelers to use as needed. We tried them while at home so we knew how to set up on a site that may not be as level as we are used to on our seasonal site. no luck. We didn't get the trailer up on both on of them. In your photo, did you back up on the rear level and then pull up on the front one? How did you know where to put the front one? and what about the tire that isn't sitting on the level? We didn't like part of the tire just suspended between the levelers.
I am wondering if we are doing this wrong or am I just over thinking this?
Thanks for your posts they are much appreciated!
Haven't tried this with our new WJ, but it worked well with our previous trailer. I bought 1 Anderson leveler & 1 of the Anderson flat tire changing things. It looks like a leveler, but has a couple inches more lift, so you can get a flat off the ground. Our earlier trailer did not have enough space between the tires to fit a leveler in there. The WJ looks to have even less space between the tires. So when I put the flat tire Anderson under the forward tire and pulled forward until level, the rear tire would sometimes come off the ground. Still couldn't get the regular leveler in between the tires, so to give support to the hanging rear tire, I'd hammer the leveler in from the rear with a rubber mallet. This supported the rear tire, and acted as a chock. To get it out when time to leave, just pulled forward a bit until the pressure was off, removed the leveler, then backed off the front leveler.
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MCTroy-Thanks for the kind words. Had this truck before the trailer as well. The trailer was already in stock at the dealer, so no real choices for me to make. However, it's pretty much just the way I'd have ordered it if I was building from scratch. Just lucky the color was a match for the truck. As I mentioned in an earlier post, was not in the market for a new TT. Went to the dealer for a state inspection on our other trailer. DW was poking her head into trailers while I was hanging with the inspector. Somehow before we'd left, we had a new trailer. This is sooo much nicer than what we had before.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't color the only difference between the Diamond & Platinum packages?

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We were told the wood trim and upholstery was an upgrade too. I have noticed some don't have the padded covers over the doors and windows. Just a few changes like that. We just bought the one we liked. My DH actually picked our WJ out. I didn't care so long as I got that big closet in the V! I am a pack rat!
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