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Old 05-29-2018, 10:30 PM   #1
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After several days of camping my Lippert stabalizers settle and my trailer starts to lean. Rather than hook up again and add blocks under the wheels has anyone ideas on how to level again as the stabalizers are maxed and they will not help in trying to level the TT.
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:42 AM   #2
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What you describe does not sound like the stabiles settling but rather the wheels/blocks settling. You could try using your tire jack (with a jack pad) under the suspension/frame (not axle) and jack that side up leaving the jack in place until you brake camp. By using leveling boards about a foot longer then my wheels I stopped the sinking I experienced with small leveling blocks. Myself I would hook the truck up (hitch only) backup and add some blocks to bring the rig back to level.
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:45 AM   #3
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I know you don't want to but hooking back up and putting blocks under the tires are the easiest and most effective way. If you are only moving a few inches, you can probably get away with leaving your slide open and all your utilities connected.
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As you've experienced, stabilizers are just that... for stabilizing and not leveling.

As mentioned, the only way to get back to level is add blocks of some sort.
That is going to require moving/blocking or jacking with some sort of jack. (bottle, scissor, etc.)

I find like SeaDog, when parking in softer base material, I use boards that span the length of the two wheel and stick out 8" or so on either side of the tires. This keeps the weight distributed over a much bigger (longer) area and helps with the settling.
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I have a clinometer app on my phone which I use to measure my camper's tilt. I know from calculations that every 0.6 degrees of tilt requires 1 block to bring it back level.
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You state that your stabilizer are "maxxed" out. I make sure to put as many blocks as much as possible under the stabilizer jacks so they don't have to extend so far. This has made a big difference in actually allowing to stabilize the trailer. By adding boards under the tires as others have stated this should help.
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:47 AM   #7
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As mentioned, stabilizers are NOT levelers. See if this helps:
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You state that your stabilizer are "maxxed" out. I make sure to put as many blocks as much as possible under the stabilizer jacks so they don't have to extend so far. This has made a big difference in actually allowing to stabilize the trailer. By adding boards under the tires as others have stated this should help.



Rinker226 has it right. The more you extend the stabilizers, the more flexible and unstable they become.


I'm on a seasonal site with trailer is set up all year in the same spot. The stabilizers are down only 3 inches onto cinder blocks. When I set it up for the first time I had a 2 x 8 x 8 under the tires on each side. After setting for 3 years I had to put an additional 2 x 8 x 8 under the right side because of settling last summer.


I also have 4 sets of cinder blocks on each side.
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After several days of camping my Lippert stabalizers settle and my trailer starts to lean. Rather than hook up again and add blocks under the wheels has anyone ideas on how to level again as the stabalizers are maxed and they will not help in trying to level the TT.
Your trailer has a slide out. Your 'level' should be a half 'bubble' off when backed in. When the slide out is extended, the unit will 'level' out, because the weight of the slide out will pull the 'bubble' to 'true'. Then you lower your 'stabilizers'.....

I have 'stabilizers', but do not use them. I installed four scissor jacks... which are more 'stabile'.
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Your trailer has a slide out. Your 'level' should be a half 'bubble' off when backed in. When the slide out is extended, the unit will 'level' out, because the weight of the slide out will pull the 'bubble' to 'true'. Then you lower your 'stabilizers'.....

I have 'stabilizers', but do not use them. I installed four scissor jacks... which are more 'stabile'.
Stabilizers should be down before slides are extended
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{{{{{Quote:
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Your trailer has a slide out. Your 'level' should be a half 'bubble' off when backed in. When the slide out is extended, the unit will 'level' out, because the weight of the slide out will pull the 'bubble' to 'true'. Then you lower your 'stabilizers'.....

I have 'stabilizers', but do not use them. I installed four scissor jacks... which are more 'stabile'.}}}}}





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Stabilizers should be down before slides are extended

Do what you want....
'Stabilizers' are junk
I would like my unit Level when all slides are deployed and not 'stress' the jacks or frame on the slide side after deployment. I start out with my unit a half bubble off front side to side. I then deploy my slides out, which will pull the unit level, from the weight of the slides... 'Then', I use my scissor jacks to firm (stabilize) the unit , front first and then the back scissors.
This is me... and my firm, no movement, level unit...
Do what you want....
My 'stabilizers' are for 'looks' only, because they are junk...
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You are correct its your rig you can do as you see best, with that said Forest River says level the RV extend the stabilizers/jacks then operate the slide.
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