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Old 07-26-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
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Andersen camping leveler

Has anyone tried out the levelers from Andersen Hitches?

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Old 07-26-2013, 04:04 PM   #2
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They must be new, I have used the Camco levelers, they will fit between your tandem axles. If you get these, please post to the forum if they will work, I may get a pair!!
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:40 PM   #3
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They look pretty slick in the video.
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I guess they only work for tandem axle units?
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For a single use this BAL Light Trailer Tire Leveler - $69.79
I have one for sale $30
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I guess they only work for tandem axle units?
They should work fine for single axle. If they cradle the tire good, there would be no need for blocking.


They do work on a very simple principle. It would be very easy to use, and should work great.

I do take a bit of issue with their saying that using blocks is so difficult. It is a rare occasion that I cannot get it right the first try. Just looking at the level tells you how much you need to lift once you get used to it.

A pair of them would be a bit bulky to carry (not packing compactly in a nice square), and you would still need the flat ones for under the stabilizers when they are way off the ground. Plus, we have often parked where 4" is not enough leveling.
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Plus, we have often parked where 4" is not enough leveling.
time to get the shovel out..... I carry one of those
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Bought one before our month long trip. Have a BAL; too heavy. This works great. Actually sold a few on the trip. What this doesn't do is slide out from the wheel. Two of the people said they had trouble with other ramps pushing out as they tried to drive up on them. No guessing how high a block you need and the gradations are small. Put it under the wheel drive until partner says level and you are done. Perfect level the first time. Be glad to sell my BAL if seone wants it. See picture
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I'm curious if they will fit a dual axle set up?
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Absolutely. Met a guy from Calgary with a dual axle. Saw him at Shasta and he had a pair. He said he would never use anything else now. He loved his.
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time to get the shovel out..... I carry one of those
As mentioned on another thread, I just don't feel right digging holes on others property. I do carry a wee trowel sized shovel.
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Bought one before our month long trip. Have a BAL; too heavy. This works great. Actually sold a few on the trip. What this doesn't do is slide out from the wheel. Two of the people said they had trouble with other ramps pushing out as they tried to drive up on them. No guessing how high a block you need and the gradations are small. Put it under the wheel drive until partner says level and you are done. Perfect level the first time. Be glad to sell my BAL if seone wants it. See picture
Glad to here from someone who used them.
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As mentioned on another thread, I just don't feel right digging holes on others property.
The Alberta economy is based on digging holes...
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The Alberta economy is based on digging holes...
My last name isn't Clampett, I don't think I will strike oil in a shallow hole.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:54 AM   #15
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One simple thing I'm really going to miss when I go from a single axle to a double axle trailer is the BAL Leveler! For those of you that travel with a partner, lucky you when it comes time to level. There's someone to give you tips and hints, unlike those of us that play the get out, get in, get out, get in the tug stage for hooking up or finding a reasonable flat spot to park the trailer. The BAL satisfies all those problems for leveling. Sigh...

So, I'm looking at the Andersen leveler. I've watched the video. Seems easy enough, other than get out... get in stuff. Dang. Do any of you think it could work double-duty for changing a flat tire on a double axle? I carry a three ton aluminum racing jack now, but would rather leave it at home if this leveler would do both. I know there's this: Trailer-Aid - Camco TRAILER AID - Towing Accessories - Camping World, but I like the Andersen better...

Thoughts?
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Donna - the full scissor jacks that I have on our 17B sure makes the leveling process easier and faster for us. With the strength of those, you can level in easily in many situations that would otherwise require more messing around. If they aren't an option, I bet Reace would put them on for you. When we do need more I just use the plastic Lego blocks - they are light and don't take up much space.
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Donna,
I have never used the Andersen leveler, but have used the Ramble leveler Ramble RV Levelers, Set of 2 - Intersource D10-171 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World
the just fit between the wheels, not sure if their is room for the Andersen. You can use your B@L leveler, you just need another one. I used 2 of them on my 19', just make sure you raise them together. In fact I have a slightly used one I'd sell reasonably, but the shipping would be too much to you on the west coast. The heavy wight is the reason I went to the Ramble set up.
I also suggest you get the B@L X chocks, with tandem wheels these are a necessity to keep the unit from rocking. As a member of the fairer sex I'd suggest you get Escape to install an electric tongue jack, the new Escape will be a lot more effort thant your current Scamp to raise up/down, particularly if you are going with a w/d set up.
Hope this info helps.
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Jim, sorry to take offense - "the fairer sex"?

Anyway, the 5 has electric independent front jacks.
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Me Culpa none intended, forgot she was getting the fifth vs trailer, tongue jack comment withdrawn.
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:33 AM   #20
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Interesting Jim. The only downside is from one of the comments/reviews and that's about the width.

Dimensions: Each is 15"L x 5 1/4"W x 3 1/4"H

Maybe too narrow and would be hard on a tire?

Eric, thanks for your thoughts on the scissors too.
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