Trailer Leveling

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Pinky
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Trailer Leveling

Hey there fellow Scampers,

As I'm awaiting the phone call to start production of my 13' standard w/bathroom, I continue to do research to help me be prepared for the big delivery!  I am single and am trying to make the investments in tools and resources that will help me be self sufficient in all aspects of Scamp life.  Here's my most recent question...does anyone have any experience with the type of light trailer leveling system that I've attached at the link below?  I'd appreciate any insight  you can share with your experience.  It seems to me that using the leveling blocks would be difficult as I'm trying to set up camp my myself.  Thanks in advance!

https://amzn.to/38xeJ2q

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Blocks are actually easy...

No experience with that product, but the orange plastic leveling blocks are lighter, less expensive, and store in a smaller space.  Never had to stack more than two high, and one just places the block near the tire and backs the trailer (or goes forward) on to the block.  I have a bubble level glued to the top of the rear bumper under the license plate light that has been very handy since it's near the rear stabilizer jack's, which alone are often sufficient to level it.

Pinky
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Thank you

Thanks for the input Mr. T

Norlanson
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Leveling wedges

I've had good luck with the leveling system from Andersen Hitches:
https://amzn.to/3s2LV90

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Levelers

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Lynx levelers.  i use them for the tires to get it level, i also use them for the back supports to level if i'm on an uneven site.  also they are cheap, when they break or you leave them at a site it won't hurt your wallet much

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Second on simple blocks

I travel alone and second what Mr T offered. I have the level in the front but do exactly as he says. With the car still attached, I read the level, guess as to one or two blocks (I have those Camco yellow ones), place them behind the lower side wheel and back up. I check the level and then unhitch and finish setting things up. Really quite easy and fast. 

Tom

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K.I.S.S.

Thanks to all for replying.  I got it, keep it simple silly.  :)  I'll give the less expensive, lighter, won't hurt if they get lost/broken option a try before making another choice.  

I really appreciate everyones' opinion.  Thanks so much!

Pinky

 

Going Light
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Leveling equipment

Hi Pinky,

I've been using, well, just lengths of treated 2x4s or 2x6s and some wider 1x8s or 1x10s, to build up whatever I need. It's scrap lumber, i.e., free stuff from the shed. I bring several pieces. If/when it breaks, there's more where that came from. I've seldom ever had to set up anywhere where there was that much of a sideways slope, and this available combination has been all I have ever needed. Obviously you usually only have to brace up one side.

That said, you definitely do need wheel chocks, and it's worth purchasing the purpose-made plastic things for that. It's not that hard to get pretty level side-to-side because most campgrounds recognize that issue when they lay out the sites; but if there's any slope at all forward or backward, you definitely have to protect your trailer from rolling. Plus, the chocks can help keep your wheels up on the leveling equipment, so you don't roll off when you unhitch. 

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More Leveling Thoughts

If you don't want to unhitch for a quick overnight stop, you can bring the front of the trailer up by putting blocks under the tow vehicle rear wheels.  Lower the trailer front by raising the front of the tug.

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Thanks again!

Thank you LEberhardt & Going Light!  I will be picking up my 13' next month. Eeeee!  :)   I've purchased a set of 10 leveling squares, as well as a couple of solid rubber wheel chocks.  I appreciate your input.  Happy Scamping to you all!

Pinky

 

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About using chocks...

IMO the rubber ones are great, good choice. But I like to use four, two on both tires in front and behind them. The extra support keeps the camper in place and seems to help in stabilizing it.

asfizer