Leveling an Escape 19' - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-21-2012, 07:58 AM   #1
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,659
Leveling an Escape 19'

What are some of the options in leveling side to side with the dual axle Escape? I used the B@l leveler on the single axle but it will not work. I have given some thought to having the stabilizers switched out to scissor jacks, if Reace can do this? Other than this option, what else do the dual axles have? thanks
__________________

__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 09:00 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
fudge_brownie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Janesville, WI, Wisconsin
Trailer: Escape 19 (sold) Escape 21 2014
Posts: 1,226
Re: Leveling an Escape 19'

I carry a small lumber yard of 1x8's and 2x8's. All short pieces of 12-16 inches. They are easy to store, stack and create steps for the wheel. I would guess I have about 8 pieces in various widths and lengths, what ever was left around.

If I need more than two 2x8's stacked I want a different campsite. I considered nailing a combination of steps together but then I had to find a place to store it. Small pieces work best.

It has not been a big deal to fit in the proper # after backing into a spot, then pulling forward onto the boards. I guess I could have spent $50 on a couple of sets of lego blocks but it seems like a lot of money for plastic. If I forget these, big deal. They also look more natural than a colorful plastic block.
__________________

__________________
Paul and Janet Braun
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 now 2012 Toyota Sequoia V8
Escape 19' 2010 now 2014 Escape 21'
fudge_brownie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 10:26 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
rvomaha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19
Posts: 231
Re: Leveling an Escape 19'

We level with wood, much as Paul Braun described except that our wood is of 1 x 6s in various lengths. It is simple, cheap and works well.

The RV levels (you know, those bubble things) that came with our Escape do not give us as much information as the ones that we had on our pop-up camper. Those told us about how many inches we were off, so we could tell about how many boards to put under a particular side and get our leveling right the first attempt. On the RV levels that came with the Escape, the bubble is essentially between the lines or not, and if the bubble's outside of the lines we don't know how out-of-level we are. We can't tell how many boards to use except by trial and error, which is not my idea of fun. So we intend to shop for new RV levels for the Escape.
--Liz

__________________
2012 Escape 19 towed by 2012 Ford Flex
See lots more about our Escape at http://kibitka.blogspot.com/
rvomaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 02:49 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Devil Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Steveston B.C., British Columbia
Trailer: 2012- 17'B.... 2016 Tacoma SR5 TRD
Posts: 455
Re: Leveling an Escape 19'

Some times I dig a little trench on the high side and put the wheels in it. Works well if the ground is soft. And no blocks are needed at all.
__________________
I've almost been everywhere man.
Almost been everywhere.....
Devil Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 04:06 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
escape artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA
Posts: 5,285
Re: Leveling an Escape 19'

Quote:
Originally Posted by Devil Dog
Some times I dig a little trench on the high side and put the wheels in it. Works well if the ground is soft. And no blocks are needed at all.
Hi: Devil Dog... I can dig myself into a hole anytime I back up our trailer!!! As for Lynx...lego blocks being plastic even our new Canadian $50.00 bills are made of plastic!!! Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
__________________
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'10 Frontier CC. S.E. 4X4 Lng. Bed V6 '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas Ont.( Not the Virgin Islands)
escape artist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 05:25 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 102
Re: Leveling an Escape 19'

I use 2 BAL levelers. Works great.
__________________
2012 Escape 19'
2013 F350 crewcab 4x4
Paul S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 06:00 PM   #7
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,659
Re: Leveling an Escape 19'

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul S.
I use 2 BAL levelers. Works great.
you can fit 2 B@L levelers between the 2 wheels? I did not think there was enough room
__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 191
Re: Leveling an Escape 19'

CPAharley2008

Install scissors jacks your self, it is easy and cheap, and you will like them.

I installed ours.
E-Mail me. I tried to post but it did not take.
Doug
Yukon Escape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 08:07 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Devil Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Steveston B.C., British Columbia
Trailer: 2012- 17'B.... 2016 Tacoma SR5 TRD
Posts: 455
Re: Leveling an Escape 19'

Hi: Devil Dog... I can dig myself into a hole anytime I back up our trailer!!! As for Lynx...lego blocks being plastic even our new Canadian $50.00 bills are made of plastic!!! Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
[/quote]

Well,. I remember trying to back into a spot at 2:00am in the morning for about a hour. Got sort of set up crawled into the trailer and after 8hrs of sleep got up went to the washroom and on the way back to camp realized it was a pull through. Got some weird looks from the neighbors that day.
__________________
I've almost been everywhere man.
Almost been everywhere.....
Devil Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 08:24 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,720
Re: Leveling an Escape 19'

Got some weird looks from the neighbors that day.
[/quote]

Those were looks of admiration.

baglo
__________________

__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.