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Posted: 07/25/22 08:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like em. In several years never had one break and I don't see any problem with backing off of them. But then I don't own a heavy weight.

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Agreed, work awsome on smaller weight stuff. So much easier. Especially with tandem axels. Never had them slip or break. You can add a matt under them for slippage. Changing spots by me for somethibg more level isnt an option. Everything is booked way in advance. Like a year. Lol.


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Mine slipped, too.

I went back to 2 x 8 in two sizes.


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Satisfied user of my Andersen Levelers for 6 years or more. Used to guess (not very accurately) at how many wood blocks to stack up, then went to the lego blocks with the same guessing.

With the Andersen Levelers, my wife can hold a level vertically on the 5er side wall and wave me up onto the rockers until it shows plumb and we're done. No more guessing on how many wood or lego blocks to get level, with multiple trial and error, back and forth, on and off the blocks to get side to side level.

The levelers come with a triangle wedge that slides under the end of the leveler as a chock which works fine. I also use X-chocks and haven't had interference between them and the Levelers.


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Mine haven't broken yet. But, my brother has them and one of them broke. Andersen has a lifetime warranty and promptly sent a replacement. I experienced the slipping and purchased the rubber mats (and a carrying case) from Andersen. All good since.

I have a large leveling bubble on the front of my trailer visible in my rear view mirror. I like that I can get it level on my own. I usually overshoot level by a tad allowing for some settling.

I use the small wedge provided to lock in the Andersen leveler and chock the other side of the trailer.


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We love ours. Have not had any break with 14,000 lbs of trailer. I pull up on them until level and hold the brake until wife puts the wedges that came with them in and chocs the opposite side tires. You will only get about 3 1/2 inches of rise out of them. If I am out more than that I start moving stones with my foot to get a pile where I need them.


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Sjm9911 wrote:

So much easier. Especially with tandem axels. Never had them slip or break.


I don't see how they are "so much easier". In both cases:
- You get roughly in place and check which side needs a lift.
- You pull forward a bit.
- You place levelers/boards under the low side.
- You back onto levelers/boards.
- Chock wheels and disconnect.

I agree that they do work but I'm not seeing anything noticeably easier.


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In your scenario you have to guess how many blocks you need, try and hope you are right. If you're right, perfect. If you aren't, you pull forward and adjust and try again.

With the Andersons, you climb up the angle until its perfect and you're done.

At best its the same amount of time, at worst, it isn't.

* This post was edited 07/28/22 04:33pm by an administrator/moderator *


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spoon059 wrote:

In your scenario you have to guess how many blocks you need, try and hope you are right. If you're right, perfect. If you aren't, you pull forward and adjust and try again.

With the Andersons, you climb up the angle until its perfect and you're done.

At best its the same amount of time, at worst, it isn't.

Once you've done it a couple times, you know how many blocks it takes to level the trailer depending on the level. The Andersen may get you to perfect, but the other way gets you to good enuff. [emoticon]


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YES, with a bubble level on the side it's easy to determine the thickness needed.


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