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Old 04-21-2021, 11:48 AM   #1
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2 weeks till Madison delivery. Are we all in agreement that one of the levelers need an inch taken off with a 45 degree angle. See you soon !

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Old 04-27-2021, 09:26 PM   #2
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I am. Make it an inch and one half.
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Old 04-28-2021, 08:12 AM   #3
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I am. Make it an inch and one half.
Hi: UncleTim... Me too!!! They're still a bit tight at 1& 1/2"s but they work. Alf
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Old 04-28-2021, 08:31 AM   #4
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One quick follow up - a 45% cut is recommended. So, is the measurement (1.5 inch) at the bottom, middle or the top?

Also, is it better to just have one leveler trimmed or both?
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Old 04-28-2021, 08:58 AM   #5
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One quick follow up - a 45% cut is recommended. So, is the measurement (1.5 inch) at the bottom, middle or the top?

Also, is it better to just have one leveler trimmed or both?
Hi: kavm... IMHO Both!!! If no 45* cut, it just takes a little more gusto to get the trailer up on them. Alf
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Old 04-28-2021, 09:08 AM   #6
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We cut off 3 inches from both. Did not think to cut it at 45 degree angle. Never had an issue
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Old 05-01-2021, 10:10 AM   #7
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I saw these from Camco the other day. They are shorter but still lift up as high. I think the honeycomb construction might have better grip than the Andersons. I had to cut groves in mine to keep them from slipping on smoother surfaces.
I do wonder if the steeper slope would make getting that perfect level more difficult.

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Old 05-01-2021, 01:17 PM   #8
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I have 2 extra Anderson kits, they sent me too many.
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Old 05-01-2021, 01:18 PM   #9
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We cut off 3 inches from both. Did not think to cut it at 45 degree angle. Never had an issue
Why cut both? The only reason for cutting the one is because it won’t fit between the wheels.
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Old 05-01-2021, 02:00 PM   #10
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Three reasons,
1. It doesn't matter which one you choose. They're both the same.
2. Probably doesn't make a difference, but. Lift rate would be slightly different.
3. They fit in the bag better.
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Old 05-01-2021, 02:44 PM   #11
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Three reasons,
1. It doesn't matter which one you choose. They're both the same.
2. Probably doesn't make a difference, but. Lift rate would be slightly different.
3. They fit in the bag better.
Hi: rmitch... If there's 2 to pick from I'll get the wrong one first every time. Alf
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Old 05-03-2021, 06:42 PM   #12
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What kind of places would cut them for you? I had unsuccessful attempts at the following:
  • A local lumber store. They don’t want to cut plastic as their sawdust is used for something
  • Lowe’s - No dice. Someone kindly suggested that I could buy a circular saw, take it home, cut and return the saw. Very kind, but my kitchen cutting board might not be happy with that idea.
  • Googled wood / plastic cutting services. Called one number who specializes is cutting anything. Unfortunately, that includes the pockets - as his minimum charge is $60 + tax.
After the last one, I decided to defer the project to a later date. It is unfortunate that these levelers come with a tough homework assignment…
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Old 05-03-2021, 06:46 PM   #13
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How annoying for you! I took ours to a friend with a chop saw and he cut it down. It is not angled all pretty but it works perfectly. I bet if you ask around you would find someone you know with a saw. Good luck, things should not be so difficult. One other idea would be to rent a saw from some place like Home Depot.
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Old 05-03-2021, 07:04 PM   #14
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Three reasons,
1. It doesn't matter which one you choose. They're both the same.
2. Probably doesn't make a difference, but. Lift rate would be slightly different.
3. They fit in the bag better.
🤔not sure I understand. Why would you only use 1?
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Old 05-03-2021, 07:06 PM   #15
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Thank you! We do have a couple of ideas to try - our building manager is good with the practical stuff. So, we will ask him. I was looking for ideas where we can pay to get this done and not look for favors…
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What kind of places would cut them for you? I had unsuccessful attempts at the following:
  • A local lumber store. They don’t want to cut plastic as their sawdust is used for something
  • Lowe’s - No dice. Someone kindly suggested that I could buy a circular saw, take it home, cut and return the saw. Very kind, but my kitchen cutting board might not be happy with that idea.
  • Googled wood / plastic cutting services. Called one number who specializes is cutting anything. Unfortunately, that includes the pockets - as his minimum charge is $60 + tax.
After the last one, I decided to defer the project to a later date. It is unfortunate that these levelers come with a tough homework assignment…
You don’t need a power saw, you can do the job with a $12-15 hand saw, even a hack saw could do the job. Then you could keep the saw in your tool kit😁
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Old 05-03-2021, 07:13 PM   #17
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You don’t need a power saw, you can do the job with a $12-15 hand saw, even a hack saw could do the job. Then you could keep the saw in your tool kit😁
That is how I cut mine - a crosscut hand saw.
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Old 05-03-2021, 07:26 PM   #18
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You don’t need a power saw, you can do the job with a $12-15 hand saw, even a hack saw could do the job. Then you could keep the saw in your tool kit😁
I could hack the hacksaw
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Old 05-03-2021, 09:39 PM   #19
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I just bought the camco alternative, already shorter
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I'd get an oscillating saw to go with the leveller.

Awesome tool for straight plunge cuts. I bought the kit ( many blades ) cheap at Canadian Tire on sale. I'm sure Harbor Freight has similar for less.
Many uses for making holes in your new trailer.
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