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Old 03-25-2014, 01:07 PM   #1
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Leveling with landing legs?

As I prepare to put our trailer in its first camp site ( 2 month stay ) , I see only one rocker switch for extending/retracting the landing legs so unless I can use the manual cranks on both sides to level, the leveling must only be done by varying the extension of the leg "tubes" themselves and using the retaining pin, along with leveling blocks.
I'm a real newbie here and will be having a tow company move the trailer into place so I'm wondering what can be done to level left/right after the truck is gone. I did purchase a camco tri-leveler for the tires, but I'm just concerned about fine-tuning the leveling, especially the side-to-side.
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I bought one of those bullseye levels to put in the fridge while tweaking the leveling.

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I'm thinking this trailer only has one landing leg control, so the legs are intended to level front-to rear, and not help much with side-to-side. Getting the side-to-side leveling done almost totally by using blocks under tires or something like the Camco tri-leveler seems pretty rough, but I guess the upside is that refrigerators are more sensitive to front/rear leveling than side-to-side ( trailer perspective ).

If the slides should be out for leveling then that would have to be done while the truck is still hooked up to adjust tire position on blocks.
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:52 PM   #3
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Maybe have a 1x6 and 2x6 cut to fit under your tires. Install a east west level on your hitch and ask them to use the boards to get it as close as the can before dropping the trailer.
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If the slides should be out for leveling then that would have to be done while the truck is still hooked up to adjust tire position on blocks.
The slide are extended after leveling.
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Getting the side-to-side leveling done almost totally by using blocks under tires or something like the Camco tri-leveler seems pretty rough.
What makes it rough? Is the ground that far out of level where you intend to park the trailer?
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I don't expect the ground to be rough or uneven, but would like to have the slide side ( where my head would be in bed ) just a little higher than the other side. And also protect the fridge. I've heard that if the trailer is pretty level front to back, but not quite as level left/right, the fridge would still be ok.
Won't extending the sides after leveling change things, due to weight hanging out.
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Won't extending the sides after leveling change things, due to weight hanging out.
Mine doesn't. But then again I am on the six point leveling system. Maybe others will reply or I'm sure you can find an answer to that on the internet.
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Won't extending the sides after leveling change things, due to weight hanging out.

Previous TT's did not.
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Good to hear. I think I'm just discovering the limitations on a trailer that is not "top of the line." I'm sure it isn't going to be an issue, but being able to do more leveling side-to-side after disconnecting from a truck would be a nice plus.
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