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Old 04-25-2015, 11:12 AM   #71
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Ditto what others have said. I would not use the Andersen leveler to change a tire. We have a jiffy jack for the purpose.
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:28 AM   #72
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Ditto what others have said. I would not use the Andersen leveler to change a tire. We have a jiffy jack for the purpose.
Do you take that with you, Robert? Or just for home use?

Like I mentioned, I leave mine at home, and am willing to suffer the couple extra minutes to get the jack out, or just use my levelling blocks. Not as handy, but not too much of an issue for the rare occasion I might need to change a tire on the road.
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Many thanks for the responses on this. The dual purpose of the Andersen levellers and their ease of use seemed very innovative to me. I thought that the wedge piece you slip under the main inclined plane you drive onto would make it very stable, but I can see that if the stabilizing wedge slipped at all the trailer could roll down the incline. Despite the levellers working out for some people, I am very focused on safety and will opt for the stacking plastic blocks for levelling and my bottle jack for changing a tire on the road.

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Do you take that with you, Robert? Or just for home use?

Like I mentioned, I leave mine at home, and am willing to suffer the couple extra minutes to get the jack out, or just use my levelling blocks. Not as handy, but not too much of an issue for the rare occasion I might need to change a tire on the road.
Its under the bed just inside the outside hatch. Takes up very little room and its easily accessible. No flats yet, thank God.
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Many thanks for the responses on this. The dual purpose of the Andersen levellers and their ease of use seemed very innovative to me. I thought that the wedge piece you slip under the main inclined plane you drive onto would make it very stable, but I can see that if the stabilizing wedge slipped at all the trailer could roll down the incline. Despite the levellers working out for some people, I am very focused on safety and will opt for the stacking plastic blocks for levelling and my bottle jack for changing a tire on the road.

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The bottle jack is fine, just make sure you jack from the frame and not the axle.
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Well I'm sure going to look redneck with my trusty old pieces of 2X6 that I use for leveling and tire removal.

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Old 04-25-2015, 01:40 PM   #77
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Well I'm sure going to look redneck with my trusty old pieces of 2X6 that I use for leveling and tire removal.

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I did just this for 25 years of RVing, but broke down and got the Lynx stacking ones. They are butt ugly, but light and store nicer.
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Old 04-25-2015, 02:06 PM   #78
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Well I'm sure going to look redneck with my trusty old pieces of 2X6 that I use for leveling and tire removal.
I guess I'm in the 'look redneck' group as well. I suppose I can paint the 2x6's orange; maybe that'll change the image!

I did cut them at 30° and not 45°; does that help?
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I did just this for 25 years of RVing, but broke down and got the Lynx stacking ones. They are butt ugly, but light and store nicer.
You have fancy, plastic, leveling blocks.
Time to hand in your redneck card I'm afraid Jim.

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