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Old 11-23-2013, 10:46 AM   #21
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Fit's fine on the tires, I have used them several times on the Escape wheels.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:08 AM   #22
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I like the simplistic way the Andersen levelers work. Unlike the ramp type, the wheels are not trying to roll off. The only issue I see with the Andersen levelers at all, and the fact you should use two with a tandem, is the amount of space they take up compared to a box of Lynx levelers (which I use now). I can usually get the trailer level with the Lynx blocks in one, or sometimes two tries.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:09 AM   #23
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Jim and all, I just went out in the rain (thankfully we are getting some) and I'm not sure that either set will fit between the 15 inch wheels on the 21. My wife was enthused about something to help when we are in a less than level spot.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:32 AM   #24
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Well, just read the reviews and looked at the dimensions... scratch this one: Andersen Manufacturing 3620 Rapid Jack : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:40 AM   #25
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Well, concept and implementation do need to work together. And thanks for measuring and checking the ability to fit between the tandem tires Jack, I does seem like a no go. Still, would work good for a single axle.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:41 AM   #26
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I travel solo and love the Anderson leveler. I use it with a Hopkins lighted level which I have a love/hate relationship. When I remember to turn off the level after using it, it is great. Watch for the flash of red while backing onto the Anderson leveler, and you are set. The problem with the level is the batteries are a pain to replace, cost more than the level, and easy to leave on. It also uses a foam backed adhesive that lets the alignment move.

All that said, the combination is good for solos.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:41 AM   #27
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Anderson levelers

I purchased two Anderson levelers prior to picking up my new 21. I tried them out during my orientation with Reace and found that they were too long to fit between the tires. Reace stated that supporting both axles was recommended, but he thought that the Anderson idea was a good one. He also wondered if it was possible to cut them down to size, thus making them usable with the 21. I checked with the Anderson distributor in our area. I asked if the leading area of the levelers were solid, and if cutting them would be recommended. He stated that they were solid for that very reason. I'm going to look at the video again and decide weather or not to try it.

One other plus for the Anderson levelers; with the very little drop of our torsion axles, using one Anderson leveler will lift the other axle high enough to change a tire. The flat tire doesn't clear the ground by much, but it does. The guys with leaf spring axles will have to purchase jacks that lifts their axles 7", which Anderson also sells.

Escape puts their side to side level on the rear of the 21. I'v never had the level on the rear, but I think I prefer that the level be on the front for ease of use. I purchased two LED levelers that were suggested by another person on this forum. They're very inexpensive, and cheap, but if they work they'll be used during the one man leveling process when using the Anderson levelers. I may not have to exit the truck except to place the Anderson levelers at the wheels and install the chalks. Here's hoping!!
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:42 AM   #28
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Going from a 17B to a 5.0 "Classic" I found the 5.0 a lot easier to level because of the independent front power jacks. Putting the front drivers side up will make the rear passenger side dip down and vice versa. We still have to use the odd piece of plywood under the wheels but all in all it's a lot simpler having the independent gear up front.

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Old 11-23-2013, 11:44 AM   #29
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Donna, Rapid Jack and Andersen Leveler are not the same thing. While the principle is similar the construction is different. Size is not a problem as can be seen on our website. We love this device and it takes less room than the blocks because you don't have build the base.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:54 AM   #30
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Tim, I'm getting a new tandem axle 5er. This discussion of the Andersen not fitting between the tires so it can be used is the rub.

If I was getting a single axle Escape, I'd keep and continue to use my BAL Leveler.
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