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Old 04-20-2016, 03:42 AM   #29
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I have a driveway that sloops down and sideways - wondered if one could just use the Anderson on top of a long layer of legos..... or would that be asking for trouble? slip?
Capitalize the word slip.....
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Yeah I wouldn't do that.

The rapid jack even comes with a rubber "grip", to give extra traction for using on pavement.

I bought the rapid jack and two chocks. The Andersen leveler only gave 4" of leveling so I went with the rapid jack to get 8". Worked for me so far.
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Curious, Zach... when using the Anderson leveler without a spotter, can you feel when it's reaching the top? Have you ever run off the back?
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I have a driveway that sloops down and sideways - wondered if one could just use the Anderson on top of a long layer of legos..... or would that be asking for trouble? slip?
Unless it is a really severe side slope, I don't think a layer of "Lego" blocks would be necessary. I sometimes park my Scamp in a driveway that slopes down and to one side and I do not need any blocks under the Anderson. It would depend on how severe the side slope is. Don't know if I would advise using the Anderson on top of Lego blocks but I have never tried it so I can't say if it would work well or not.
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Curious, Zach... when using the Anderson leveler without a spotter, can you feel when it's reaching the top? Have you ever run off the back?
Actually I can see it, well enough. I can see just enough with my side-views that's it's fairly obvious. There's still a possibility of dropping off the back but I think with care it should be pretty easy to avoid.

I just go slow and get out and check the level pretty often.
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Unless it is a really severe side slope, I don't think a layer of "Lego" blocks would be necessary. I sometimes park my Scamp in a driveway that slopes down and to one side and I do not need any blocks under the Anderson.
Its a 6" side to side drop and my understanding is the Anderson will only give a 4" lift. Its also has a 21" tongue to rear bumper drop....

Thanks all for confirming that my initial thought that using the Anderson on top of legos for extra height is not a good one, which is why I have not tried it.
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Capitalize the word slip.....
Yup thats what I though but now that I have dual axle trailer I am having to use A LOT of blocks to build the ramp up for it.... had though the use of a couple of Anderson's MIGHT help on that front but was to worried to try it.

Plan to pick up a couple of Anderson's for general camping though!
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This is why I went with the Andersen Rapid Jack. 7" of leveling.
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This is why I went with the Andersen Rapid Jack. 7" of leveling.
Unfortunately that does not work as a level for a dual axle trailer as it will not fit between the tires - well that is what I was told at the local trailer dealer and E-trailer seems to agree.
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Carol, your driveway sounds like one of the sites we saw at Lake Pleasant. It was a gorgeous, large site with perfect lake views, but sloped front-to-back and side-to-side. The day we left a large, dual axle sticky moved in and was sitting cock-eyed. Apparently they ran out of leveling blocks. The tongue was buried at ground level, wheels on blocks, and there was still a significant tilt on both axes. You sure wouldn't want anything to slip there, either- it was downhill into the lake!

At least once you figure out how to level it at home, you'll have 95% of campsites covered!
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I have a driveway that sloops down and sideways - wondered if one could just use the Anderson on top of a long layer of legos..... or would that be asking for trouble? slip?
I had some what the same problem at one house. I built a ramp out of 2x10 or 12s for the low side that I could back up on for home storage. Worked out fine and was cheap to build. I didn't need it at the next house......I'm pretty sure the ramp ended up in the fire drum .
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Unfortunately that does not work as a level for a dual axle trailer as it will not fit between the tires - well that is what I was told at the local trailer dealer and E-trailer seems to agree.
Ah, so it will work as a jack for tandem axle trailers, but not a level?

Oh well.

I will probably buy a couple lego blocks for stabilizer pads, but for leveling, the Andersen is really, really nice.
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Carol, your driveway sounds like one of the sites we saw at Lake Pleasant. It was a gorgeous, large site with perfect lake views, but sloped front-to-back and side-to-side. The day we left a large, dual axle sticky moved in and was sitting cock-eyed. Apparently they ran out of leveling blocks. The tongue was buried at ground level, wheels on blocks, and there was still a significant tilt on both axes. You sure wouldn't anything to slip there, either- it was downhill into the lake!

At least once you figure out how to level it at home, you'll have 95% of campsites covered!
LOL Not far off in the description of it but an ocean rather than lake view. I did not mention that on the side the trailer needs to hug up against its a 10' drop with only a 3" brick lip stopping it from going over it.

The driveway wasn't really an issue for my Scamp as leads down into a nice flat large carport that the Scamp fits nicely under.... but not the case with the new trailer, so it has to stay out on the driveway.

Dave the original plan was to build a ramp from wood but right after I pulled the new trailer home the decision was made to sell my home of 20+ years. So needed to change my focus to that. Good news is due to the current crazy housing market here it went very fast.... bad news is I need to find a new home...so focus is on that now.... BUT I can tell you one thing the new house will have a NICE BIG flat spot for the trailer and in my perfect world it will be covered as well.

Leaving the big city life behind with all its building restrictions and going onto Island time, so hopefully my dream is not overly unrealistic.
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Ah, so it will work as a jack for tandem axle trailers, but not a level?

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Yes, to use it as a jack on the front wheel of a dual axle you would need to put it ahead of the front wheel and pull forward onto it or put it behind the rear wheel & back onto it to lift it.

To level a dual axle you need two Anderson levellers so only the smaller ones will work - stick one behind the rear wheel and one between the rear and front wheel and back her up.
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