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Old 02-12-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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I'm use to camping in and leveling a travel trailer, but we have recently bought a Cruiser 5er and was wondering do you still level it the same. Meaning can you still pull one set of tires on boards while leaving the other side on the ground. Didn't know how this would work with the landing gears. Hope this isn't a stupid question, but like I said I'm new to the 5er scene. Thanks in advance for your advice.





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Old 02-12-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
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Leveling isn't much different than a TT. What you suggested is fine. Everyone places some type if board under wheels to help level the rig. The main difference is you want to make sure the front landing gear are adjusted so they hit the ground (or boards) at the same time. One can be longer or shorted than the other (depending on the slope of the camping area) but they need to start lifting at the same time. I have an adjustable "foot" on one of my landing gear which helps in ensuring they both lift at the same time.



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Hello,
You are on the right track. Level side to side with boards first just as you are use to doing.
Then you need to determine if you will need to go up or down with the landing gear to get level front to back. If you'll need to lower the front you need to extend the gear enough before dropping the legs so you have some stroke to lower. This can be a bit of a guess.
Then drop the legs and pin to the nearest hole. Sometimes we use shingles for shims to get the legs to begin lifting together so the trailer does not go into a twist.
Lower them enough to take the weight off the truck, unlatch and drive out. Don't forget the
wiring. Level the front to back and you are done.
Forgot to mention blocking the wheels but you already know that.
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Hello Stan, I guess we were posting about the same time. At least we have about the same story
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:08 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot for the great info. I have only been on here for about a week and have learned a lot. The wife is already making fun of me for how much time I spend on here reading posts. Thanks again for all the help. I can't wait for nicer weather so I can go camping with the new 5er instead of just going to storage to visit her.



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When it comes to the front legs, it seems one of the legs will alway be just a little higher then the other once you get your pins locked in. I cut 4, 6" x 6" squares of some 1/4" plywood I had laying around to put under the leg thats up.Have fun with the new 5er.
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I do pretty much what others here have said. Don't feel bad about the questions you ask. There are no stupid questions, we all look for many answers from time to time and appreciate the help.
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Dennis and Sharon...great minds think alike! Good to hear from you. Hope all is well and you are enjoying this mild winter we are having.

Thinking about the 5er is making me anxious to get out again!






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I have an adjustable "foot" on one of my landing gear which helps in ensuring they both lift at the same time.






Stan: please tell me more about this adjustable foot, I'm always looking for and carrying around small thin pieces of wood to shim up one foot, but an adjustable foot sounds like it would make life much easier. Who makes it and where'd you get it? Thanks for any info you can pass along!
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Here's one. I'm not sure if this is the same as Stan's, but it is an adjustable foot.
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