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Old 05-14-2015, 12:56 PM   #1
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Leveling question

Hello, this is my first post. New to the camping world and have been out one time so far, but 7 more trips scheduled for the Summer/Fall. My question concerns leveling. I was told to level front to back first, then side to side. Once level, put my slides out. However, it seems to me, that common physics would say that once the slides are out, that would change the weight distribution of the overall leveling (adding more weight to the slide out side). Am I missing something here??? Just want to make sure for all of my future trips that I am doing things correctly! Thanks for your input! Bob-N-Shell

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Old 05-14-2015, 01:03 PM   #2
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Once I'm in my site, I check a side to side bubble level I put on the front. What I am looking for is 1"inch to the side that doesn't have a slide. Then I setup the lego's and pull back forward put lego's in place then back up and check level again. Once i unhook then level front to back with bubble level put on the side. Then put down stabilizers and open slide. Crack open beer and call it good 'nuff!

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Old 05-14-2015, 01:03 PM   #3
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We always level side to side 1st and make the slide side a little high. Then when the slides go out it's level. Takes some practice to figure out how high to make the slide side.
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Old 05-14-2015, 01:19 PM   #4
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Side to side next front to back then slides out, never move the slides unless finished leveling.
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Level first, slides out second
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Old 05-14-2015, 01:51 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestions!
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Old 05-14-2015, 02:09 PM   #7
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Side to side first. How could you get under the tires, if you put the tongue jack down first to level front to back?

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