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I've read of people using the thick rubber matting that is used in horse barns. Not very thick, but very solid.


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This Camco Leveler has worked pretty slick for us. It acts as a chock too.


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camperdave wrote:

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prichardson wrote:

If you have tandem axles putting a block under just one will achieve a 1/2 block adjustment.


How has everyone missed this? This is the answer.


So are you suggesting the OP add another axle to his trailer? [emoticon]


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If someone could figure out a way for me to add an axle, I would!! [emoticon]


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I guess I have been doing it wrong. I get close with blocks and then always fine tuned with the leveling jacks. It isn't uncommon for me to lift the trailer an 1" or more with the jacks. I actually find that putting a little extra into each jack helps take the tire and suspension bounce away.

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DutchmenSport wrote:

discovery4us wrote:

I guess I have been doing it wrong. I get close with blocks and then always fine tuned with the leveling jacks. It isn't uncommon for me to lift the trailer an 1" or more with the jacks. I actually find that putting a little extra into each jack helps take the tire and suspension bounce away.


Some of us are just too picky, I suppose! Funny, with my new 5er that has the 6 point self-leveling system, I am at the point now where if it's close, that's good enough, because the leveling system will take care of the difference ... as long as it's close.
It's not that some are too picky, it's that some builders strongly advise against using the stabilizer jacks to do any lifting. Stabilizing only. I guess they figure lifting just one corner of a trailer could put a lot of stress on the frame. Dunno. Guess that's why they call them stabilizing jacks and not leveling jacks.

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One of the things many do not understand is you do not need to be ABSOLUTLY level Now a degree or two or three off level is OK.

What is a degree off level? Well I use 2x12's to level. each layer is just shy of 1 degree side to side.. That's 1 1/2 inches on an 8 foot wide axle.

I ran a calculator 3 degrees is 0.42 feet on a 8 foot run so 5.04 inches

How thich are the lynx levers????


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I really like Dutchmen's solution -- very "outside the box" thinking. By raising the high side a little, the low side has to be raised that much more, getting us out of the in-between stage. Very clever, and thanks!

I am going to try that trick on our next trip. I always bring a few 12 x 18 inch pieces of three quarter inch thick plywood, so I would just try to level with the Lynx blocks. If I get into the "too high or too low" trap (as sometimes happens), just back the trailer down off the blocks, slap my plywood under the high wheel, readjust my Lynx blocks if necessary, and we're level!

I can't wait to tell DW about this, for a couple of reasons. First, she'll laugh at herself for not thinking of this on her own -- this solution is exactly her kind of reasoning. And second, I am always bragging to her about the membership in this forum and the clever solutions that you folks often come up with -- this will prove my point!

Someone suggested using the stabilizer jacks. My jacks are not strong enough to significantly alter the level. And I am concerned about putting a lot of force on the chassis -- this little trailer was designed as an ultralight, and the frame is nothing like the underside of my truck! [emoticon]

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