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Old 09-07-2011, 12:13 PM   #1
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Leveling question

Hello all, I've seen lots of threads about leveling on this forum, but find some conflicting information about leveling. My new 23ss is my first double axle trailer (long time PUP owner). Front to back leveling is a snap with the hydraulic tounge jack. My dealer told me to put the stabilizers down prior to extending the slideout, but this seems premature to me as the slideout extended changes the weight distruibution. Given this, are leveling boards or lynx blocks routinely necessary on the slideout side? Stabilizers down before or after extending the slideout? Thanks everyone for your help and advice.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:21 PM   #2
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I level side to side with blocking under tires then front to rear leaving the slide side just a hair low so that the rain runs away from the camper and not to it.
do not use stabilizer to adjust level.
they are called stabilizers for a reason
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:29 PM   #3
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I lower the stabilizers before I run the slide out. If the site is level I will place a 1 x 10 under the slide side. The slide side will still be just a little low, but I like it that way for the same reason f1100turbo mentioned.
Each trailer and campsite is different. You'll get a better feel of what you need to do to end up with a level tt as you gain more experience setting up your new tt.

Good luck and I hope this helps.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:54 PM   #4
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I guess we all do things differently.

1)Level side to side with wood blocks under the tires if necessary, keeping the bigger slide side a tad higher to account to settling when the slide extends. I have slide toppers, so rain water is usually taken care of with them.
2)Chock wheels with plastic yellow wheel chocks
3)Level front to back.
4)Chock wheels with BAL X Chocks
5)Extend the slides
6)Extend rear stabilizers on wooden blocks.

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Old 09-07-2011, 01:05 PM   #5
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I guess we all do things differently.

1)Level side to side with wood blocks under the tires if necessary, keeping the bigger slide side a tad higher to account to settling when the slide extends. I have slide toppers, so rain water is usually taken care of with them.
2)Chock wheels with plastic yellow wheel chocks
3)Level front to back.
4)Chock wheels with BAL X Chocks
5)Extend the slides
6)Extend rear stabilizers on wooden blocks.

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I think what you meant to say was coors light time !
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:08 PM   #6
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agree with the others, side-to-side first. and never use stabilizers to level.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:15 PM   #7
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I guess we all do things differently.

1)Level side to side with wood blocks under the tires if necessary, keeping the bigger slide side a tad higher to account to settling when the slide extends. I have slide toppers, so rain water is usually taken care of with them.
2)Chock wheels with plastic yellow wheel chocks
3)Level front to back.
4)Chock wheels with BAL X Chocks
5)Extend the slides
6)Extend rear stabilizers on wooden blocks.

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I do similar to Rugged Brown, but using Lynx Levelers instead of wood blocks. I also try to leave the slide side a little high, as the weight transfer with the slide out should counter that side being a little high. I think lowering the stabilizers before opening the slide is a bad idea, for just that reason....if the stabilizers are down, then the weight transfer with opening the slide could be too much for those rinky-dink stabilizers on the slide side.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:38 PM   #8
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If you pop open the beer before you level the trailer, it becomes less important at how level you have the trailer, I say open the six pack first! After all, you're done driving at this point.
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If you pop open the beer before you level the trailer, it becomes less important at how level you have the trailer, I say open the six pack first! After all, you're done driving at this point.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:04 PM   #10
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I level side to side first because I use the "lego" type blocks. I do this with the camper still hooked to the TV. I try to make the slide side a little high. I call it about half a bubble. After I unhook the TV I level it front to back with the front about half a bubble high. After everything settles I'm usually level side to side and front high.

I prefer Canadian beer after I unhook the TV.
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