Another new question. I have dual axels on my trailer. If the ground slopes to the right and I want to level the trailer do I have to put "pads" or "boards" under both right tires or just one?
In other words, can the rear right tire be unsupported and hang in mid air? Thanks.
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Both, and then IMO put a Rotochok between them to be sure they don't roll off. at least if you unhook.
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Not very likely you will ever be trying to camp on ground that is THAT much out of level. Iti would need to be about eight to ten inches out of level for that to be possible. If you DID level that way it would not be very stable and would likely have a TON of bounce in the suspension.
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You can level one or both tires, as needed - Both tires need to be supporting weight!! If one is hanging in air, the other is overloaded by 70-100%.
I have 3 axles, and level with 2x8's, 0.5 inch for each board. If I am one inch low, I use 2 boards, the third tire is on its own. If I am two inches low, one tire gets 2 boards, the others get one each.
Here's a trick and this is for 2 axle trailers with leaf spring suspension. If you have, say 2 inch boards and put one board under each tire, you will raise that side up 2 inches. If that wasn't quite enough and you want to raise it 1 more inch for a total 3 inches. Place one more 2" board under 1 tire only. By only putting the board under one tire it will raise the unit by 1/2 of the thickness. In this case, 1".
For 3 axle trailers you can get into some arithmetic. 1/3 for each tire.
I don't think this works for torsion bar type axles and it's probably inadvisable.