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Old 07-06-2011, 04:15 PM   #1
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Side to side leveling

I've got the orange "lego" type blocks to level the TT. I have always put blocks under both axles to level. I have noticed over the years that some people will only put the blocks under one axle. I always thought that if you only lift one axle you have to lift it more to get things level. Plus it looks like it will put more stress on one spring.

What do you guys do to level your camper?
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:30 PM   #2
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I block both axles when doing side to side leveling.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:34 PM   #3
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2"x8"x5' boards with one end cut at 50 degree angle; then butt flat ends together and back both axles on low side over boards.

Plenty wide enough and leaves enough end space to chuck.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:58 PM   #4
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I've got the orange "lego" type blocks to level the TT. I have always put blocks under both axles to level. I have noticed over the years that some people will only put the blocks under one axle. I always thought that if you only lift one axle you have to lift it more to get things level. Plus it looks like it will put more stress on one spring.

What do you guys do to level your camper?
I do both axles. I guess you could do just 1 axle if 1 block on each wheel is too much lift, but I would not go over a 1 block difference between the wheels.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:59 PM   #5
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Both axles lift the trailer too high in some moderate leveling situations. I found that lifting only one axle brings a "quarter bubble" perfectly level. Experiment!!
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:10 PM   #6
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one side, both axles.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:13 PM   #7
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Wouldn't putting a board under one tire/axle overload that tire/axle?
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:31 PM   #8
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Both axles on a side. I use 2x10 boards cut 12 inches long and also carry 1x10s cut 12 inches long for lifts less than one inch. I use the Lego type blocks for the stabilizers.

I tried them under the wheels once but it rained and they sunk into the dirt/mud. It was a nightmare getting them out and cleaning them.

One pressure treated 2x10x8 feet is pretty cheap and if they crack under use they are easy to replace. Same with one 1x10x8 deck plank.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:33 PM   #9
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Agree with poster 'oldprof', as sometimes you only need a slight lift, so putting a small block under one wheel is completely acceptable. If you have spring axles, the load per axle will not change. But if you have the independant torsion axles, lifting just one axle does increase the load on that axle. That is why you wouldn't want to put too big of a block under the tire in that case.
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I assume you mean by "slight lift" the other tire is still on the ground.

I can't see how you are not increasing the load on the axle by lifting just the one (spring or not). If you kept lifting one axle, just like changing the tire you would soon have all the weight of the side resting on just the one tire. No?
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