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Old 08-27-2015, 12:55 AM   #11
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That's good info. I have seen them advertised but haven't seen anyone using them. Many of our campsites in our area are soft ground so I was skeptical of how well they would hold up the weight of the TT. They look more convenient than hauling boards.
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:26 PM   #12
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I carry two pieces of 1/2" plywood to put under the Andersons on sandy or real soft sites.They are about 12"x36".Holds them just fine.
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:38 PM   #13
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Been using them two years now and love them. Had to trim a bit due to how close the tires are. No issue with settling and so much easier to use. Use my Lego blocks only for the stabilizers now.


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Old 08-30-2015, 11:57 PM   #14
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I use them and they work great!! I bought a few months ago, and the only thing I would change about them is I would of bought them sooner.
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I have been using them for a while now. The only things that were (slightly) less than perfect for me are....

Once I tried to pull straight off like some people do....the rear one shot out about 30' hitting my trailer on the way. No damage luckily. This happened on blacktop. I don't pull over them anymore.

The other minor issue is that when I only need a tiny bit of lift, they interfere with my between the wheel chocks (RotoChok). I now use small pieces of horse stall mat when I only need 3/4" or so of lift.

Note that I did shave mine a little (OC style) in order for them to fit between my tires. This rounded edge may very well be the cause of it shooting out the way it did...I never tried it before (or since), so don't know.

I don't use the "chock" wedge that comes with the Andersens...with my RotoChok's there is no need for them.

My thoughts on soft ground...the Andersen Levelers have a nearly identical footprint as my tires (unlike hollow lego blocks). They should only sink in ground your bare tires would sink in. I haven't had them sink yet.
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:42 AM   #16
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Thank you to everyone for your info and advice, ours will arrive tomorrow and I'm certainly anxious to try them. We're in a CG now and will return tomorrow but for only one day, will be leaving again on Wed. So it may be a week or so before we get back and I get a chance to mod/cut them and see how they work.

My present leveling method is with the red Valterra Leveling Pads, but is NOT trial and error. I have found that the back bumper is level with the trailer and since the trailer is 8 ft. wide, when I park, I go to the back bumper with a 2ft. level and small pieces of 1/4" plywood(1/4" in 2ft. = 1" across the 8ft. trailer which = 1 pad height). If it takes one 1/4" piece to show level with the 2ft. level then that = one pad, 2 wood pieces = 2 pads high, ect. ..... This way I am not guessing at how many pads high I need(no trial and error) and any slight adjustment that is needed can be done afterwards with my stabilizing jacks.

Anyway, my point is the method I use now is very efficient and has never failed to calculate correctly, but I have been intrigued by the Andersen Leveler ever since I first saw it and am always willing to try something new that may be better. I'm a gadget guy and I love gadgets "THAT WORK"(I say that because not all gadgets work as intended, some are just junk). ....... Everyone's positive comments has convinced me the Andersen is a winner,.........again, thanks to you all............
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:09 PM   #17
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Just bought a couple today. Tried them out tonight. We could have been the advertising video. Levelled the trailer in no time. Very impressed. The information from people on this forum has been very helpful. Thanks to all.


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I am in the process of getting a refund for the levelers and rapid jack that I bought. The jack doesn't work for me. It won't raise the wheel off the ground unless you have it on a board and, it is almost impossible to keep it from sliding. The levelers I think are dangerous as, they come flying out when you drive off of them. One almost hit my wife. After you cut the end off of one to get them to fit between the wheels the wheels are at different levels. I am waiting on Andersen and General RV to come to an agreement on my refund.
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I am in the process of getting a refund for the levelers and rapid jack that I bought. The jack doesn't work for me. It won't raise the wheel off the ground unless you have it on a board and, it is almost impossible to keep it from sliding. The levelers I think are dangerous as, they come flying out when you drive off of them. One almost hit my wife. After you cut the end off of one to get them to fit between the wheels the wheels are at different levels. I am waiting on Andersen and General RV to come to an agreement on my refund.
I can't speak to the Rapid Jack, I didn't buy it because I didn't like its feature, that after you drive up on it, everything is then held in place by only your trucks emergency brake. I bought the Trailer Aid, and am sold on it. It worked perfectly and I like having a nice solid pocket area for the wheel to rest in as long as is necessary to change a flat tire or do a brake job.......

I don't claim to be an expert with the Andersen Leveler, because I just got them on Tuesday, cut them to fit my Micro Lite 25KS Tuesday afternoon and used them for the first and only time on Wednesday at this campground.....But yes, if you only cut one, your tires will be at different heights. If you need to cut to fit between the tires, then I think you need to cut both the same, that's what I did.......Others have also said driving off the levelers causes them to shoot out and some said they broke when doing that, so don't do that.....To me, seems like the obvious and maybe the safest way to come off the levelers is to move slightly forward to take the weight off the chocks, remove the chocks, and then roll back off them.......Right now we are still sitting on them from that first time using them, but that is how I will come off of them when we leave the campground. Also thinking I will add lanyards to both chocks long enough so wife can safely pull them out of the way when I move forward to release the weight. Maybe they aren't for everyone and yes I've only used them once, but I do see them as having a lot of promise.
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I am in the process of getting a refund for the levelers and rapid jack that I bought. The jack doesn't work for me. It won't raise the wheel off the ground unless you have it on a board and, it is almost impossible to keep it from sliding. The levelers I think are dangerous as, they come flying out when you drive off of them. One almost hit my wife. After you cut the end off of one to get them to fit between the wheels the wheels are at different levels. I am waiting on Andersen and General RV to come to an agreement on my refund.
I guess that people are NOT kidding about just Driving off the Steep end of these instead off going Down the RAMPS just like you got UP there! Youroo!!
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