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Old 03-18-2012, 08:48 PM   #11
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Re: A Bunch of Stuff

Hi: Jim Bennett... "Mirror mirror on the wall...who's the farest of them all". I don't mind it being permanent as it makes me look 10#s slimmer and 3"s taller. Alf
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:07 PM   #12
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Re: A Bunch of Stuff

LMOA
I want one of those.
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:49 PM   #13
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At the bottom of the link are the latest modifications to my 17B.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:34 PM   #14
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Hi Jon,

We really enjoyed meeting you at Niagara and seeing a few of your mods and photos.

Question: Is the Hopkins Level Light visible in bright sunlight? I really like that idea, and the fact that it's still of reasonable size compared to some of the larger levels that would probably work fine, but I can't quite bring myself to stick one on the front of the Escape.

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I haven't tried it with the sun shining directly into the front of the level, but it has been visible in bright daylight. So far, it has worked great. I'll get a better idea once I start traveling in mid October.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:00 PM   #16
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Thanks. Might go ahead and add one. The level on the back really isn't adequate for backing up onto wedges, especially with a bike rack and two bikes back there.
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I've wondered why the levels on my trailer are where they are. Front to back is on the passenger side, so I have to walk around the car and the side-to-side is at the back ( why not the front? ). I plan to add a couple, if I ever get around to it.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:28 PM   #18
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It's interesting, where levels are sometimes installed. Level is level, no matter where the indicator is located. I've always installed a front-to-back level right at the tongue jack so I can look at it while cranking up or down.
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It's interesting, where levels are sometimes installed. Level is level, no matter where the indicator is located. I've always installed a front-to-back level right at the tongue jack so I can look at it while cranking up or down.
I also added one to the tongue. Doesn't help much for side to side, but it is useful for leveling front to back. Only problem is I'm probably going to break it hanging the safety chains over the tongue.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:22 PM   #20
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I've wondered why the levels on my trailer are where they are. Front to back is on the passenger side, so I have to walk around the car and the side-to-side is at the back ( why not the front? ). I plan to add a couple, if I ever get around to it.
I added one to the front to see quicker where I am side to side. On the back is better for an assistant if you have one. I like Jon's idea of putting a front-to-back level on the hitch area somewhere.
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