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Old 06-06-2011, 12:13 PM   #1
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How to level right to left on hybrid

We have a dual axel 22' hybrid. It has stabilizer jacks (4) but I assume these are NOT leveling jacks. Any tips on how to level the vehicle left to right (basically level the axels?) do we bring jacks and jack up the axel, then put wood planks under the tires? Are there aftermarket leveling systems that may be worth our money?
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:12 PM   #2
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How do you lower or raise the jacks now?
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:48 PM   #3
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They just crank down, but they are referred to as "stabilizer" and I am not sure they can be used to actually raise a portion of the camper to make it level - or can they???
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Side to side leveling is the same on all TTs. You need to raise the low side by placing the wheels on some kind of elevated ramp. These can be simple 2x6 planks stacked up on each other to the fancy "lego" blocks from the RV store. The eaisest way to get the wheels on the planks is to get the TT positioned on the site where you want it and then layout the planks beside the wheels, drive forward until the wheels are in front of the planks and slide them over and back the TT up on them. Now you can unhitch and level front to back with the tounge jack and put down the stabs. An alternate way to put the wheels on the blocks is to use a bottle jack to raise the frame (like you were changing a tire) and slide the blocks under the wheels - for me this is a lot of work compared to backing onto them. You are right that the stab jacks on TTs are not designed to support the weight of the TT but simply to keep it from bouncing.
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Level side to side with the Lynx Levelers or boards. I have 2 x 8 and 1x8 boards with the ends beveled at a 45 degree angle. Put the boards down and drive up on them for the low side. The "jacks" on the trailer are for stabilizing, not jacking.

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Lynx Levelers are well worth it. I have a 10 pak which has been all I needed. You use the Lynx Levelers for side to side as you back into your site. Then after you un-hook, use the tongue jack to get your traile level. I'll us a little bubble level I rest on the frame next to the propane tanks. After it is level, I'll crank down the stabilizer jacks till they snug up to the ground or pavement, then I'll give them another 1/2 or 3/4 crank to snug it up.

If your stabilizer jack is on the grass or dirt, I would put either a Lynx Leveler or a piece of wood on the ground under your stabilizer pad....
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Our tried and true system is to back into the site a couple of feet further back or forward than you want to set up. We then take a level and place it on the floor of the trailer inside the door. We have tried the stick on levels, but have had more success with a traditional level. With the level still on the floor, I lift each side of the level up to see roughly how much we need to raise the wheels and on which side. We then put the levelling blocks in front or behind the wheels and either drive ahead or back a foot to lift the wheels. Another trick we use is to keep the side with the slideout slightly lower than level, so that rain runs away from the trailer and not towards the gasket.
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Depending on where I am I sometimes dig a small home for high side. It usually works and we have a single axle. I almost never use boards. We have some el-cheapo paver blocks that we use in conjunction with the hole. Usually works.
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You should never dig holes in the camp ground site. This could be a problem for the next camper.

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Really? I did not know that. Are we talking dirt or gravel? I do not dig in the dirt.
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