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Old 03-27-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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Last week when setting up camp I was concerned about unhooking the trailer with only the landing jacks extended because of the excessive slope of my site. I was afraid the trailer would slide after I unhooked. I got out my BAL X clocks and locked the trailer wheels as I had with a previous trailer without the level up. I then auto leveled which took pretty much weight off the axles. With the Mor-Ryde Suspension the spacing between the tires got wider and the x, clocks basically fell out.
Has anyone else encountered this and how did you secure your trailer?
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:54 PM   #2
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If indeed most of the weight is off the axles ... chocks would tend to be pretty ineffective no matter. I'd use some fashion of a wedge chock or big rocks when hooking back up ... upon further thought, I'd just find a more user friendly site.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:21 PM   #3
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Putting excessive lateral pressure on the level up legs can't be good for it. I agree with dieselguy... look for a better spot.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:04 PM   #4
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I put down the plastic chokes in back of the tires if it on a slope, after it is level I put them away.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:31 PM   #5
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Like Ron, I use chock blocks (or even pieces of firewood) to block the wheels until the rig is leveled. I leave them just to be sure I don't forget when it is time to leave. I would hate to retract the levelors and have the trailer slide away on me.

The BAL Chocks (and any other between the wheel type chock) are incompatible with the Level-Up system. Anyone want a set of BAL chocks cheap?
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:37 AM   #6
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And the levels are not designed to keep the unit from moving. Excessive slope means bad site to me as well. If no choice, I would keep hitched to truck. Chocks are great and I use them, but I have also backed right over them more than once after forgetting to remove.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:16 AM   #7
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I have destroyed a chock or two. The Instruction with my chocks that go between the wheels says to remove them when leveling your unit or letting it down.
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It's the job of my co-pilot to pull chocks. I have never had a problem running over chocks.
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ditto what Ron said
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:43 PM   #10
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Thanks for the replies. The site was within the parameters of the level up system but had a back to front slope. Otherwise it was a perfect spot and I was anxious to see hw the system performed. It worked great although the front jacks were all but fully extended.
What about manually extending all 6 jacks to the ground and putting some weight on each one prior to unhooking. Of course after I purchase some wheel blocks I will also block to wheels. Then after unhooking initiate the auto level.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:30 PM   #11
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We have manually extended the jacks when hooked up to our TV and leveled. I don't think I would want to hit Auto-Level (unhooked from TV) as anything a software program can do, it can also do it with unexpected consequences. If you were to manually extend, then I would manually level so that you could control the jacks.
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