Stabilizing and Leveling left-right
Good day folks,
First issue is about leveling your trailer; we have a 2014, 30' Denali 289RKS with one super slide on the right and another smaller one up front for the bedroom closet. I noticed that when I level the trailer with the slides in, once I pull them out, I am off level, leaning on the slide side. A couple of fellas have told me that there is no problem at all to do minor back and forth adjustments on your leveling blocks with the slides out. You just don't want to jerk the trailer. We did this all last year and we were level on the first go and experienced no problems. Any feedback from you folks regarding this method would be appreciated.
Second issue is for you experienced seasonal campers who leave their rig on site year round where the ground freezes and thaws...we are in Ontario, Canada so our winters can go from -35C to + 8C in a heart beat. This year will be our first year in a seasonal campground and we will be leaving the trailer on site. We have two electric stabilizers, front and back (with two pads) and I will be adding another 6 scissor-type stabilizers to prevent the trailer from moving when we walk around. These will be on 12x12'' patio stones and will butt against the frame of the trailer....2 in back, 2 middle and 2 in front.
Question: since the ground here freezes a good 3', come spring there is always movement. My deck at home goes up a good 2'' and then settles down to its level position. Taking that into consideration, should I leave my stabilizers in place for the winter, or just take them off and retract the electric ones just like we do when we store for the winter outdoors??? I am worried that with the stabilizers in place, any ground movement may twist the frame under the pressure of frost heave. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
2014 Denali 289RK - 2013 F-150 XTR, Ecoboost, SuperCab 6.5 foot box, 4x4, max tow pckg + Air Lift air bags