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Old 12-01-2020, 10:37 PM   #1
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Landing Gear / Uneven Ground

I have a question about using landing gear on slightly uneven ground. I always do my best to level the trailer before dropping the landing gear but there are times where I am off slightly.

If I add an extra leveling block or 1x4 then I am off an equal amount in the other direction. Itís usually a variation of about 1/2 a pin hole plus or minus on either side. When I extend the landing gear one side will end up coming under tension for a second or two before the other.

Is this a problem? I imagine I am lifting all the weight of the trailer with the one leg for that second or two until the other leg comes under tension which I realize is a no no. But then I cant imagine most are that precise with their side to side leveling prior to extending the landing gear. What say you?


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I installed an extra inline switch on one side so I can turn off, raise or lower other side with main switch until legs are even. Turn additional switch back on and raise her up.
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Old 12-03-2020, 10:59 AM   #4
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You did not say if you are talking electric or hydraulic system. I f hydraulic they will level themselves out. If electric you need to use the drop legs and small boards if necessary.
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Old 12-05-2020, 01:38 AM   #5
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I installed an extra inline switch on one side so I can turn off, raise or lower other side with main switch until legs are even. Turn additional switch back on and raise her up.
Great idea. Thank you!
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You did not say if you are talking electric or hydraulic system. I f hydraulic they will level themselves out. If electric you need to use the drop legs and small boards if necessary.
Electric and thatís what I suspected. Thank you!
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If you will post in the signature line your RV information that will help responders give better information. I carry a variety of boards to first get the trailer level side to side, then when dropping the landing gear use appropriate stacks to get that level also. I try not to extend the legs too far to improve stability. These procedures apply for me regardless if I have a leveling system or regular manual legs.
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