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Old 12-30-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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RV Leveling

I came across this while reading up on the Anderson levelor.
Manual leveling with 2x8 or 2x10 planks:
1. Measure hub to hub distance of the axles. Add 18"
2. Cut first plank to the measurement obtained in #1.
3. Add 5" to measurement #1, cut second plank.
4. Add 5" to measurement of second plank, cut third plank.
Stack and drive on as needed.
This sounds like a simple and inexpensive solution to leveling.
(Since my only leveling up to now is finding a level spot for my tent, I'm trying to anticipate what I'll need)
Does anyone know what the hub to hub distance is on the 19' Escape?
Other comments or suggestions?
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
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While I can understand looking for a different solution for the 19 because you would need two for the double axle, I'll stick with the Anderson for my 17. Fast, simple, and when combined with a Hopkins Lighted Level, makes leveling when traveling solo a breeze! While the Hopkins level isn't perfect (I'm going to make my own, better version when I'm back home from this trip) it makes leveling the trailer a one shot project.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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Love our Anderson leveler. Bought the first one sold by our regional rep.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:39 PM   #4
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I'm moving from a single axle trailer to a double axle. I'm gonna miss my BAL leveler (whine, weep, cry). Hauling a bunch of lumber will never be in my vocabulary... or in the back of my truck. I'm looking at other solutions. The Anderson leveler is still a possibility....
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:44 PM   #5
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Why not get another B@l leveler, I used 2 on my Escape 19' worked like a charm.
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Jim, I may do that. Still months away from needing to make that decision. Loved the BAL. Folks that complained about the weight or grease or whatever... didn't really use it like I musta...

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Hey Donna if you decide you want another BAL I will make you a good deal on mine. It's left over from my Chalet and even comes with a pizza case and a tube for the greasy threaded rod. Since I'm just North of you we go to Portland quite often. You can send a private message if interested.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:59 PM   #8
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oooooh. You've got a DEAL! PM coming at you!
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Gee, TechFan, you beat me, I was going to offer Donna mine with the pizza case and bring it to the rally in Osoyoos!!
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Hey Jim I'm a little closer and can deliver. I thought you'd be using them on your new 21.
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