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Old 04-14-2014, 08:45 AM   #1
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Anderson Hitch Camper Leveler

Here are some pictures of the Anderson Hitch Camper Leveler Model 3604. The leveler is just a bit too long to fit between the wheels on the Escape 19 footer. As the photos show, I just trimmed one inch from the end of the leveler. This increased the initial lift 3/16 inch from ½ inch to 11/16 inch, which is negligible.

Backing the trailer up onto the leveler was a cinch, making leveling a breeze.
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This looks great. But, is the wedge easy to pull out? I wonder how easy it would be to pull out on gravel or uneven ground? Hummmm.
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Back up a bit & pull the wedge, then forward off the cam.
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Also, the pictures show the levelers installed in the front of each tire, so the trailer was pulled up on the leveler vs backing up?
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I think I'm going to try and make something like that from glued up wood.
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That'll probably be lighter Myron- I was surprise how heavy the Andersons are.
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What type of saw did you use to cut the leveler? We've got a set and I haven't cut them down yet. Thanks!
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Thanks for sharing! I have been agonizing on how I was going to make an angular cut safely with just hand tools. This is so much easier!
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What type of saw did you use to cut the leveler? We've got a set and I haven't cut them down yet. Thanks!
I used a hand jig saw and then evened things out with a hand plane. It cut like butter at a medium rpm.
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What type of saw did you use to cut the leveler? We've got a set and I haven't cut them down yet. Thanks!
I cut mine with a mitre saw and then sanded them.
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This looks great. But, is the wedge easy to pull out? I wonder how easy it would be to pull out on gravel or uneven ground? Hummmm.
Getting them in would really be the only issue. We camp on grassy a area mostly, and when soft and wet, it bulges up a bit between the tires. Getting them out would be real easy, just pull forward 4'.
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I think I'm going to try and make something like that from glued up wood.
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If you want to use the ramble levelers I have as a pattern let me know.


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Anyone in the San Luis Obispo area with a recommended saw they'd like to try on one? ;-). I have a hand held miter saw, a tile saw, and a small table saw - none of which are appropriate for the job.
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I don't see why you couldn't use the table saw, do you have a miter gauge and a clamp?
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Thanks Dave. Just made a cardboard template from the tire. Say, you don't happen to have a band saw, do you?
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Hi Jim,
I put the levelers at the back of the wheel and then backed up. But you could easily reverse the operation.
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What type of saw did you use to cut the leveler? We've got a set and I haven't cut them down yet. Thanks!
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I used my compound miter chop saw. But any saw will work just fine. The levelers are molded plastic.
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I don't see why you couldn't use the table saw, do you have a miter gauge and a clamp?
I was just a little nervous about that, but yes, I have a clamp and could rig something to miter it. Not sure my table saw is up for the job - it's a mini with a 4" blade, but I'll give it a shot.
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anderson leveler

I believe I just grabbed my hand held hack saw and cut the end then held it up to a sander to round out the tip. Today I actually used them, although they were overkill for the job. I could have made the one another 1/2 inch shorter.
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I think I'm going to try and make something like that from glued up wood.
Sure, a set could be built up of plywood, laminating 8 or more layers of 3/4" ply to get the required width... but I wouldn't take that job on (especially for tandem axles) unless I had a bandsaw and wanted an excuse to use it. Some sort of finish would be needed, too.

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That'll probably be lighter Myron- I was surprise how heavy the Andersons are.
A set of two would take most of a 4'x4' (half) sheet of plywood... is a set of two of the Andersens that heavy (20 pounds or so)? They could be... it's a lot of solid plastic.
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