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Old 05-06-2014, 09:57 AM   #1
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trailer leveling

Hi folks.
Picked up our trailer on Friday and headed straight to the park. We got the trailer leveled up and pulled the slide out. After our first night i noticed the trailer had started to lean to the slide side. Is this something that happens when the slide comes out due to the weight? Do you level the trailer and allow for this? We were camping in very wet grounds, the left side tires didn't seem to sink into ground.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:02 AM   #2
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I have a slide that is 13 feet long and very heavy. I have never had that happen to me. Once it is leveled it stays level. Maybe it is because of the wet ground. I also use a 4X6 under the levelers that are about 18 inches long to help disburse the weight.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:04 AM   #3
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I have never had that happen either. level it and it's set.
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On my left to right leveling if I can't get it perfect with the leveling Legos, I'll set it so that the slide side is high and the weight/leverage of it will usually make it more level. But once I set it, it's set for the duration.

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Old 05-06-2014, 10:21 AM   #5
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We experience a bit of what you see - the side with the slides settles a little with the slides extended. I don't know if its the suspension or what, but we generally will "level" the side with the majority of our slides just a hair high.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:56 AM   #6
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Same Here. I always level the slide side just a bit high to take the added weight of the slide. It isn't much, but I know I have to allow for it.
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:08 AM   #7
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Usually it's pretty set and forget, the wet ground could have contributed or it could be the natural way your trailer acts when the slides are out. My old trailer both slides were on the same side and it would lean once they were out so I set it biased a tick to the right to compensate.

If it does it again, then I'd start biasing during setup.
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:23 AM   #8
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I always level a little high on the slide side and extending the slide brings it right in. We use a ball style level gauge. I put the ball just left of the bottom.

I will do this before I extend the stabilizers to get them fairly evenly set.
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:03 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for your insight. I don't remember it doing that on the dealer lot, have to see on our next trip out. Probably was the trailer settling into place. Hmm, maybe even a bit of newbie going on,lol.
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I always put the slides out then level it.

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