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Old 02-20-2017, 07:26 PM   #1
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Best place to put a T-level

Where's the best place to put a T level on the travel trailer? Can anyone send a photo?
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Best place for the T level is on the hitch of your TT. Bar None! That way, after you unhook, you can get it level front to back with the leg. Then do the side to side. Don't let anyone tell you to put it inside. You may want another inside, but for the initial leveling always start with the leg on the hitch.
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Best place for the T level is on the hitch of your TT. Bar None! That way, after you unhook, you can get it level front to back with the leg. Then do the side to side. Don't let anyone tell you to put it inside. You may want another inside, but for the initial leveling always start with the leg on the hitch.


Interesting. I usually level our TT side to side first then unhook and level front to back.
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Considering it has to be on a horizontal surface, hitch is a logical choice (if you have room where it won't get broken) or a horizontal surface inside; not the best choice, for obvious reasons.

Personally, on a TT, I'd put a large level on the front of the TT where it can be seen through the rear view mirror for leveling side to side and a second level on the side of the trailer at the front to level it front to rear.
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Level Trailer SIDE to SIDE FIRST (using blocks, trailer aid etc)
Then attach a level to left front corner

Level Trailer FRONT to REAR (using tongue jack)
Then attach a level to left front side

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Level Trailer SIDE to SIDE FIRST (using blocks, trailer aid etc)
Then attach a level to left front corner

Level Trailer FRONT to REAR (using tongue jack)
Then attach a level to left front side

I attach levels on the opposite rear corner as well. You would not believe how much these things can twist, and the levels can show that, preventing you from overloading a corner.

Before attaching the levels, I check the frame with a four foot level and get it as good as possible. Those stick on levels should have the foam tape removed and replaced with 3M VHB tape for a secure mounting.

The OP wants to use a T shaped level. The same precise leveling should be done before applying the level. The trailer tongue may well be off quite a bit from the main frame.
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Best place for the T level is on the hitch of your TT. Bar None! That way, after you unhook, you can get it level front to back with the leg. Then do the side to side. Don't let anyone tell you to put it inside. You may want another inside, but for the initial leveling always start with the leg on the hitch.
I am curious to hear how you level front to back first. I have always leveled side to side first, before even unhooking as I have to pull the TT up on a leveler (I like the Anderson levelers) to achieve side to side level. I then unhook and use the tongue jack to achieve front to back.

To the OP's question, I used a four foot level inside to make sure the unit was level. Then, applied the levels (I used two separate levels, as in the photo, versus the T level) on the front driver's side corners of the TT.
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I am curious to hear how you level front to back first. I have always leveled side to side first, before even unhooking as I have to pull the TT up on a leveler (I like the Anderson levelers) to achieve side to side level. I then unhook and use the tongue jack to achieve front to back.

To the OP's question, I used a four foot level inside to make sure the unit was level. Then, applied the levels (I used two separate levels, as in the photo, versus the T level) on the front driver's side corners of the TT.
Just thinking he was starting out on a relatively level spot. If it's obviously off side to side, then the blocks come out.
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Just thinking he was starting out on a relatively level spot. If it's obviously off side to side, then the blocks come out.


Either that or the Incredible Hulk is an RVer.
Or, he misspoke.
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