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Old 11-28-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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Leveling and movement suggestions.

I want to hear techniques people use for leveling as well as what you do to minimize how your trailer moves.

I lift the drivers side of my trailer just a little higher than the passenger side to compensate for my 2 slides.
We have 2 levels one at the front and one on the passenger side. We also have a flat level we put on the counter and watch that.
But I have nothing in regards to keeping the trailer from rocking.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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X chaulks for front to back and truck bed load bars for side to side
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:54 PM   #3
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We installed JT Stabilizers front and rear on our fifth wheel and that reduced about 90% of our movement. You can get similar setups for the travel trailer that triangulate and stabilize from the frame to the stabilizers/scissor jacks so you don't get the movement. I think the x chalks may be more effective on the travel trailers than the fifth wheels as well.
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:42 PM   #4
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As far as the movement issue goes, I have eliminated most of the front to back movement. After leveling the trailer side to side, I have my good wife put plastic wheel chocks behind the rear wheels on both sides. I then back slightly on to the chocks and have her then jam chocks in front of those same wheels.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:36 AM   #5
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Before leveling, I extend the slides, making sure I check for any obstacles. I then check the levels located on the front drivers side corner. Using Lynx Levelers I will make any correction needed to bring unit to level side to side. Once that is completed I then disconnect and press the auto level button on the
Intelli Jacks control for front to back level.

Once unit is parked I install the X-Chocks between the wheels. Next I run the rear jacks down and then head to the front to install the king pin tripod.

My process seems to work well. The only aspect I do not like is the installation and storage of the king pin tripod. Although it performs well enough to satisfy me, I will be installing Steady Fast stabilizers in the spring.

Anyone interested in my tripod feel free to contact me as it is for sale. Located in NW Iowa.
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After the 5th wheel is on the parking space I check for level side to side. Then level with the lynx levelers. If not perfectly level I would want the bedroom slide slightly higher to have a head up but try to get as level as I can. I made a set of chocks that work the same a X chocks and have a tri-pod for the king pin. And with the rear stabilizers down it takes most of the movement away. On my next trailer I have a product like JT strong arms.
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You said you level with the side with your two slides a little higher. Is that before you put the slides out? And then after the slides are out does it level itself? I used to do the same thing, leaving the street side and inch higher and when the slides went out it did level itself out. I also have the JT strongarms on my unit and I can say I would not be without them. They are worth the money, IMHO.

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You said you level with the side with your two slides a little higher. Is that before you put the slides out? And then after the slides are out does it level itself? I used to do the same thing, leaving the street side and inch higher and when the slides went out it did level itself out. I also have the JT strongarms on my unit and I can say I would not be without them. They are worth the money, IMHO.

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Yes, If the ground is level I place 1 leveling block under the tires. Then when the slides open up it levels out. I guess I need to look into the JT strong arms.
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Before leveling, I extend the slides, making sure I check for any obstacles. I then check the levels located on the front drivers side corner. Using Lynx Levelers I will make any correction needed to bring unit to level side to side. Once that is completed I then disconnect and press the auto level button on the
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Once unit is parked I install the X-Chocks between the wheels. Next I run the rear jacks down and then head to the front to install the king pin tripod.

My process seems to work well. The only aspect I do not like is the installation and storage of the king pin tripod. Although it performs well enough to satisfy me, I will be installing Steady Fast stabilizers in the spring.

Anyone interested in my tripod feel free to contact me as it is for sale. Located in NW Iowa.
The X-Chocks are the first thing I put in. I don't like the idea of chasing my trailer down a hill after unhooking.
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I just aquired the rushmore monticello with the six point leveling system and do I need to say more.
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The more weight you can get off the tires, the more stable the trailer will be. There are lots of gadgets out there that help, but it is still a trailer and unless you put the frame on blocks, it will move.
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I just aquired the rushmore monticello with the six point leveling system and do I need to say more.
When it fails in the middle of the night you'll say something
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