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Old 08-10-2016, 11:24 AM   #1
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Side to side leveling

Just returned from my FIRST trip with my new ROO 19', everything went Great, my only question is there an easy way to level side to side, My daughter and son-in- law placed 2x6 on ground then backed up over them, ok but very slow, can I take a bottle jack and raise the low side up and then place the boards under the wheels. OH one last question: dumped a black tank for the first time EVER, how do I know if I got it cleaned out good enough? Is there a way to shine a flashlight up there to see if it is completely drained ?
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:33 AM   #2
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that's how I do it was well with our TT, I use the leveling blocks with my 3' level on the back bumper. I then pull onto or back onto the blocks. Then drop it, grab a drink and have a good time
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:52 AM   #3
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Don't think you'd want to shine a flashlight up there. You never know what could drip out. Get a clear sewer elbow (link below) with a back flush adapter. When the water running out is clear you're good. Then dump grey tank to flush out the sewer hose.

link: https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-F02-.../dp/B0002UHVAA
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:52 AM   #4
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Pulling onto 2x6's, leveling blocks or whatever is a common, accepted method of leveling side to side. Once you acquire a selection of levelers, it only take a few seconds to level up before unhitching. No need to use bottle jacks or climb under the camper.

Unless your black tank has a built in flush feature about all you can do is be sure it is almost full when dumping to evacuate the waste out of the tank. Depending on how your toilet is plumbed to the black tank, you might be able to get a flush wand down through the toilet and flush that way as well.
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Old 08-10-2016, 12:26 PM   #5
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We use Anderson Levelers. They work great.

3604 - Camper Leveler

Available on Amazon.

Here's a YouTube video on them.

anderson levelers - Bing video

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Not that they don't have their own limitations, but check out the Andersen Leveler. They are very popular with members here (including myself). My guess is that with your smallish trailer you will have to modify them a little as explained in the thread linked below (due to limited space between your axles)...

Andersen Camper Levelers
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Old 08-10-2016, 12:53 PM   #7
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Another vote for Andersen levelers.
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Are there any issues with Anderson levelers breaking? I've read some reviews where the plastic levelers like them break.
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Are there any issues with Anderson levelers breaking? I've read some reviews where the plastic levelers like them break.
The very few instances where I read about the levelers breaking, Andersen replaced it for free. I have not had an issue in three years of regular use on a TT like yours.
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:06 PM   #10
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I've been camping for 50+ years - starting as a kid of course - before Anderson Levelers were popular. I and my dad before me have used a wedge we built for leveling and used a level bubble mounted on the trailer. I've always found that to be quick and easy. The wedge can be a lot smaller for a single axle unit, but it works for both. I carry an 18" long x 6" high wedge made out of 5/4" x 6" pressure treated deck wood and a plastic chock for my current single axle unit.
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