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Old 09-12-2004, 04:18 PM   #1
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I have a new to me 2000 jayco designer. This is the 1st rv I have had with tandem wheels. What is correct way to level it? Do I put boards under both wheels or just 1 ?
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I have a new to me 2000 jayco designer. This is the 1st rv I have had with tandem wheels. What is correct way to level it? Do I put boards under both wheels or just 1 ?
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Old 09-12-2004, 04:58 PM   #3
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We have 2X6 boards long enough to go under both wheels. Actually the boards are staggered in length so the tire doesn't have to get up onto both at once. I cut a bevel on end to make it easier for the tire to get up on the board. I think it's easier to guess the right thickness of boards when you get both wheels on them. Just my opinion.
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I used 2x6 for ramps. I usually lifted just one side of the unit. I lifted both tires because I used a wheel chock between the tires.
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I use the Lynx levelers under both wheels on the side that needs to be lifted. I also use the chock between the tires. For it to fit correctly, both tires need to be relatively level with each other.
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I carry a 1x6 long enough to fit under both wheels and a 2x6 the same length. At most campgrounds I go to, I use only 1 of them and sometimes both. I did cut an angle on the board with my circular saw.

Always level side to side before you unhook, then use your front jacks to level front to rear. I then crank down my rear stabilizers just enough to put a slight load on them.

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Old 10-05-2004, 08:12 PM   #7
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If it takes the full thickness to level, do that. I was in a pull thru where "Under both" was too high..under just one was perfect.
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Old 10-06-2004, 06:25 PM   #8
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Camping World sells neat little plastic wedges that work well.
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We've used Lynx Levelers to level our 5th wheels side-to-side for a long time, and they've worked fine - up until our current 5ver!

If anyone tells you they're unbreakable, come see me. I'll give you some broken ones. I don't think they were made to handle the weight of our new 5th wheel if the ground is the slightest bit uneven. To be fair, I have split 1x6 boards under the same conditions with this 5ver, though. Guess I'll have to start carrying some 1" steel plate!

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I have broken the yellow ones with a 6k lb 5th wheel. I just got a new set of orange ones, and they seem a lot more sturdy. We'll see if they hold up any better.
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Unfortunately, the Lynx Levelers I'm breaking now are the orange ones!

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I know this is a little late but you didn't say where you were camping. If you are on the beach like I do, it's better to take out a little sand than to add boards. I also acts like wheel chocks as well.
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