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Old 05-30-2016, 05:35 PM   #1
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We are moving down (up?) from a class A MH. to a travel trailer for reasons not for discussion here. My questions. Is it true that trailers DO NOT come equipped with levelers in either electric or hydraulic? I am not talking about the crank down stabilizers. If they do, which manufacturers offer this option, if any? I am disabled and cannot crank those things manually. Any words of encouragement or knowledge will be very much appreciated.
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Old 05-30-2016, 06:47 PM   #2
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You level a trailer side to side by placing blocks or wedges under the tires. You level fore and aft by using the tongue jack. You stabilize with the stabilizer jacks, as they are not intended to level the trailer, though some could, but they may not be strong enough to last long using them in that manner depending on the weight of the trailer, the amount of shaking it encounters, how high the rig is jacked up, winds, etc. They cannot be depended on to be safe to raise a trailer very high.

Electric stabilizer jacks are available, but from what I've read on IRV2 Travel Trailer and Outdoors RV Owner's forum, they aren't really too popular.
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You will find info on stabilizers here in many places. do a search and they will be there.
There is a way to get power push button levelers on a TT but most just do it the old fashion way as prev stated.
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I never hand crank mine. I use a cordless electric drill. Makes small work of it.
But, if you get a guy with a TT next to a MH or fiver with auto level there is no comparison. Those guys usually are sitting under the awning enjoying beverages before I am close to being done.
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After market levelers are available from various sources, but the costs are pretty high, especially considering they are less than reliable and high maintenance. They also add a lot of weight to the TT.
Depending on how difficult it is to get around, you might consider a set of Anderson levelers combined with a set of electric stabilizer jacks, though electric stabilizers have a less than stellar reputation as well.
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I never hand crank mine. I use a cordless electric drill. Makes small work of it.
But, if you get a guy with a TT next to a MH or fiver with auto level there is no comparison. Those guys usually are sitting under the awning enjoying beverages before I am close to being done.
Cordless drills are great. I can have our trailer all set up and drinking a cold beverage in about 15 minutes. Now if I can only keep the wife from buying more stuff for me to set up, I'll be good.
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Our Keystone Sprinter has the new Lippert electric jacks and they work quite well. I just installed the JT Strongarm system on it a couple of weeks ago and still experimenting with how much to set fore and aft on the jacks with the supports. So far it seems to really help stabilize the unit and I don't think I am putting that much pressure on them yet. Out again this weekend to tinker with it some more. On gravel site this time. Practice makes perfect.
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We are moving down (up?) from a class A MH. to a travel trailer for reasons not for discussion here. My questions. Is it true that trailers DO NOT come equipped with levelers in either electric or hydraulic? I am not talking about the crank down stabilizers. If they do, which manufacturers offer this option, if any? I am disabled and cannot crank those things manually. Any words of encouragement or knowledge will be very much appreciated.
Here is some information you might find useful:
https://www.lci1.com/level-up
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I think some of the reason why travel trailers don't come with the 4pt or 6pt leveling is due to space. My dad just bought a new 5th wheel with the lippert 4pt. I noticed there has to be the space for the jacks to lift up into when retracted. I'd think most travel trailers are too short as well so there wouldn't even be enough clearance when fully retracted if you could find a way to install them.
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Cordless drill or impact wrench makes the stabilizers pretty easy.

Electric tongue jack will handle that.
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