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Old 10-14-2013, 11:19 AM   #11
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Unless you are on concrete or other card stuff there will be some settling. Using pads for a bigger footprint under the levelers works well and the OC method is good, too. Usually it's the levelers on the slide side which sink into softer material I w/o something under them for more surface area.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:45 AM   #12
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Unless you are on concrete or other card stuff there will be some settling. Using pads for a bigger footprint under the levelers works well and the OC method is good, too. Usually it's the levelers on the slide side which sink into softer material I w/o something under them for more surface area.
Even on a concrete surface the TT will settle to the left a bit..both slides out. Because the "stabilizers" are just that they really don't compensate for "leveling"... Think the manual scissors would be better in terms of leveling.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:31 PM   #13
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When I pull in my TT, I will check the side to side level. I then drive up on leveling blocks with the slides side about an inch or so higher. I then proceed to unhook from my TV and pre-level front to back with hitch jack, the front slighty lower. Then set down the rear electric stabilizers first and then the front. I may set some screw type jacks under the frame if I'm staying awhile.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:11 PM   #14
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I noticed that my elec stabilizers don't seem to influence level and also noticed that they shift in the middle when deploying if left is higher than right or vice versa.

My trailer slides are both driver side. When opened, the trailer will drop on that side, elec stabilizers deployed or not. Although I have slide toppers (awnings), I still want a slight drop to that side to help shed water off the slides... just a slight drop, not much.

So, when I park, I try to get driver side a touch high (on level) to compensate partially for the drop when I deploy my two same-side slides. I check level after slides are out looking for a very slight drop (minor lean to slide-side) as my "that's perfect." On this model now, I deploy stabilizers after the slides are out.

Do any of you use this same strategy? How's it work for you?

(edit note - I posted while/before viewing Elind's post above)
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:58 PM   #15
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Even on a concrete surface the TT will settle to the left a bit..both slides out. Because the "stabilizers" are just that they really don't compensate for "leveling"... Think the manual scissors would be better in terms of leveling.
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I think we are talking about two different things the stabilizers are not for leveling......including the screw down ones the look like scissor jacks. They are not designed to hold the weight of a trailer..........(have seen them collapse when used to level).......If we are talking about the levelers esp the automatic type different story.......... don't have them but I would place a flat board larger than their pad surface but I would still try to level the trailer side to side as close as I could first............

My old school way is to pull the trailer wheels up on blocks to level (side to side) & yes they sometimes sink / settle a little.

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Old 10-14-2013, 02:30 PM   #16
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Exactly.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:48 PM   #17
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On my old TT, I had scissor jacks in each corner and i could move the TT to any position I wanted, even get the wheels off the ground. The new TT is totally differant setting up and the stabilizers just put down equal force on both pads.
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:54 PM   #18
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On my old TT, I had scissor jacks in each corner and i could move the TT to any position I wanted, even get the wheels off the ground. The new TT is totally differant setting up and the stabilizers just put down equal force on both pads.
Although you were successful when you used your "old" corner jacks that way, my previous trailer instructions warned strongly against using my manual corner jacks that way. I would caution inexperienced campers not to try the same process.

Like your new and different TT, my current elec stabilizers will bind if over-applied either retracting or extending.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:14 PM   #19
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I keep 1 2x6x8 and 1 2x6x6 at all times in the bed of my truck. No matter where we park I place them on the side of the slide under the tires.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:24 PM   #20
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I am very new to all of this but I would have thought having the slide side down very slightly would facilitate water run off. I put the opposite side tires on a length of 1X10. (I only have slides on the driver side.)If the slide side is high I imagine that water would puddle against the seals at the top during a heavy rain. Am I too worried?
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