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Old 12-14-2013, 09:30 AM   #29
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After reading all these post I see some getting very technical with it. After having my TT for 9yrs. and never having a fridge issue(even after eyeballing it 90% of the time) I think I'll be ok :-) but the more I think about Auto-leveling the more I want it lol
Same here, lol
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After a fold down, 2 motorhomes, and a travel trailer; we're on out 3rd 5th wheel. This time we sprung for the auto level system. It truly is great and dramatically cuts down set-up time. Just pull in, unhook, and press the "autolevel" button.

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Old 12-14-2013, 10:30 PM   #31
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Some of you guys spend lots of time on this. I get it closer and call it good, lol! Is my fridge gonna start on fire or quit working if not perfectly level? Only one season down so far but no issues! I'm always close to level, dare I say never perfect though.
I have been doing the same for 20 years never any issue. If the swing door don't stay i raise or lower the front. The sides are not readjustable once the truck is unhooked.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:38 AM   #32
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I have been doing the same for 20 years never any issue. If the swing door don't stay i raise or lower the front. The sides are not readjustable once the truck is unhooked.
Good to hear. I didn't think it was so crucial as to spending an hour running in and out 47 times with a 4ft carpenter level and using 1/4 inch shim boards under the tires but I'm new to the experience and still have much to learn so it doesn't hurt to ask!

These auto leveling systems intrigue me but I imagine they are quite spendy! Are they easily self installed and transferable to the next 5th wheel trailer you buy? Might consider it then. Just bought a bigger truck so now I'm thinking a bigger trailer maybe. The cycle never ends!
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Good to hear. I didn't think it was so crucial as to spending an hour running in and out 47 times with a 4ft carpenter level and using 1/4 inch shim boards under the tires but I'm new to the experience and still have much to learn so it doesn't hurt to ask!

These auto leveling systems intrigue me but I imagine they are quite spendy! Are they easily self installed and transferable to the next 5th wheel trailer you buy? Might consider it then. Just bought a bigger truck so now I'm thinking a bigger trailer maybe. The cycle never ends!
Not all RV manufactures will allow self leveling jacks on their frames. It will actually lift all four tires off the ground. Lighter built units could bend in the middle. f you're out of warranty then it's yours to do what you want with so to speak. IIRC it's in the $2,000.00+ range for hydraulic sets. If I was to order a new TT/5'er and it was an option I would definitely get it. Hard to spend $2000.000+ afterwards.
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Not all RV manufactures will allow self leveling jacks on their frames. It will actually lift all four tires off the ground. Lighter built units could bend in the middle. f you're out of warranty then it's yours to do what you want with so to speak. IIRC it's in the $2,000.00+ range for hydraulic sets. If I was to order a new TT/5'er and it was an option I would definitely get it. Hard to spend $2000.000+ afterwards.
Yea, thanks for the tip. I would hope the frame would be stronger than that but definitely bears some research then.
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What is a sprit level?
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What is a sprit level?
spirit level - Wiktionary

Basically any level with a bubble.

Before retiring from the Carpenters Union 5 yrs ago, we always called the smaller 8-10" long levels 'torpedo levels'.

A bubble level was usually a level in a square or round base with the bubble in the center. Like on the top of some survey equipment.

Other levels were either just called out as a 2', 4' or 6' level. of course depending on the length.
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Do you put leveling blocks under both axles or under just one enough?
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If you level just one axle, then the equalizer kicks in and doesn't do anything for trailer height. Do it for a test, and you'll see what I mean.
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Blocks to level the trailer or blocks to stop it from rolling? I only do one side to level it obviously. If you you do both sides you'll still be crooked. As far as rolling it depends on the degree of the hill but most often I only block one side to keep it from rolling unless the hill is severe. I try not to park on severe Hills when at all possible.
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Many time I will use the 2 x 6 x 12s edgeways on one wheel only so I get only a 3/4 in raise. If it's not enough I just add more on the other wheel on the same side for 1 1/2 raise.
I use my 2 x 6s edgewise, lay 3 beside each other while DW operates the truck. I can place them between the wheels also and able to move forward and backward. We have used up to 3 layers on bad sites.
Leveling that way is a breeze and $3000 in our bank account.
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I have a bubble level on the back, works great. I use boards for side to side leveling also works great. If you want to use the plastic leveling blocks make sure the are big enough to support all of the tire. Tires hanging over the blocks can cause tire damage.
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I use these also. One in the back to see side to side and one near the up and down switch to see front to back. They work well and are cheap.Amazon.com: Hopkins 08525 Graduated Level: Automotive
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