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Old 07-10-2014, 09:46 PM   #29
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Thanks Bruce! I use a similar level and a bullet type as a backup lol.

I do normally carry a few boards(and sadly forget them...I have thought of spraying a line down the middle in florescent yellow) and now have a 10 pack of leveling blocks just got this week from Camping World RV Leveling Blocks, Set of 10 - Four Corners D11-133 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World For $5 and change I couldn't complain. Will see how that goes over the next month... might change my mind and try the Andersen leveler...I've seen something similar out of wood here somewhere.
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:41 AM   #30
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$75 to replace a couple of 2" X 6" boards for side to side leveling!!! That is what the 28050 light weight leveler costs !!!
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Got mine for I think it was $50 on ebay with shipping... always google anything you want to buy online for a better price.

I do like the BAL, except I have 15" rims and if I'm on grass or soft dirt I have a problem getting it around my tire...have to park it on a board to get the BAL on.
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Got mine for I think it was $50 on ebay with shipping... always google anything you want to buy online for a better price.

I do like the BAL, except I have 15" rims and if I'm on grass or soft dirt I have a problem getting it around my tire...have to park it on a board to get the BAL on.
You have 15" rims?!? I couldn't fit a 15" wheel and tire on!

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Old 07-11-2014, 07:48 AM   #33
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Front to back leveling is obviously easy and so is side to side.

Ginny looks to see which side needs to go up and puts a 2x6 with a beveled edge under one wheel. Usually that's close enough.

She then adjusts front to back and I put the stabilizers down.
Norm, is that a 45 degree bevel? Got any pics? I have plenty of scrap 2 X 6 around, and that sounds like the best idea I've heard yet!

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Old 07-11-2014, 08:58 AM   #34
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For those considering the Anderson, there's been discussion on the EscapeForum. Problems when the ground surface is slippery and the Anderson shooting out rather than the tire going up on it. In fact, one tandem axle owner got the Anderson jammed between the tires.
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I've used a BAL leveler for my Scamp for years and LOVE IT. As a single traveler, I don't have a "Ginny" to help level. I just park where I want and rachet up the low side. Now that I have a TA, I have TWO BAL levelers... I'm going to give them a test this next week. Fingers crossed!
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I have plenty of scrap 2 X 6 around, and that sounds like the best idea I've heard yet!
Funny… that's what we used on our family's p-up trailer back in the 70's... back when there was no BAL, no lego blocks, and FGRVs were the new kids on the block! Boards have their limitations, of course. They are slippery when wet (as previously noted), they can slide apart if you have to stack several, and they are relatively bulky and heavy. But they do work (cloth-type sandpaper or stair tread grip glued to one side helps with slipping and sliding) and they're cheap. The newer devices improve on some of the limitations, but nothing is perfect for every conceivable situation. You have to decide what works best for you. If you're looking for something as simple as a button on the dashboard, it doesn't exist, and we take our trailers places the big rigs don't dare to tread! A small set of 4 lego-type blocks has sufficed for me so far.
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Another "new-old" idea whose time has probably come and gone is digging out the high side. Many places it's a definite no-no. Two years ago we camped at Cyclone Lake (a nearby "rent-a-lake" camping/fishing site) the week after a large group of big tandem axle RVs. I knew that because the entire sloping meadow overlooking the beautiful lake was pock-marked with not-so-beautiful trenches for the high-side wheels of ten or fifteen of them! Even if they had bothered to fill them in (which they didn't), vegetation was removed, which spoiled the view and disturbed a fragile ecosystem.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:46 PM   #37
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To ALL who have spoken about the Stabilizer Jacks vs Leveling Jacks issue for the Park Liner, I believe the following will solve your problem:

Stabilizer Jacks are NOT Leveling Jacks. Stabilizing Jacks are meant to do just that, only stabilize the Park Liner AFTER leveling.

The Stabilizing Jacks supplied with your Park Liner are NOT meant to lift a wheel off the ground, but to just steady the unit after leveling.

Once you find your "sweet spot" at the camp-site and you are off-level from side-to-side, I know the following product will solve this concern. Go to the following LINK and check it out. The price is right, the product is simple to use and ruggedly built. Be sure to watch the available video. This will amaze you, and it works.

3604 - Camper Leveler

Once your Park Liner is level side-to-side, it can be fine tuned front to back using the front jack.

Then, you drop the Stabilizing Jacks to the ground just to "stabilize". If a jack does not reach the ground, you can then place a leveling block (or blocks) under it to fill in the space.

If you have any questions, please ask. Don't stress the frame and/or fiberglass by trying to lift the frame!

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So Bruce, you have a ParkLiner? When did you get it? Got pics?

Are you associated with this product you're suggesting for leveling?

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Old 07-11-2014, 01:09 PM   #38
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Hi Frank,
Our new 2015 Park Liner has been ordered as of three days ago. We presently have a Camp-Inn Teardrop single axle. It's weight and price range is approximately the same as the Park Liner. We have been using the #3604 Andersen Camper Leveler with great success. No, we are not associated with the company. We just like to share when we are excited about a product that works.

Regarding the comment above about it slipping on a slick surface, we have never experienced that. The tire only has to rise the 1/2" onto the leading surface. Compared to 2X6's or the leveling blocks (which are about an inch high), all one needs is a little common sense and not a heavy foot on the gas pedal. This simple product is quite hefty, only 2 pieces, and wouldn't slide easily (a great product and not expensive). Used with the level I suggested, an easy time of it!

Ask Tom Bass at Park Liner what he thinks of this product. He also uses it and is enthusiastic about it. I think Tom may be Chandler's COO.

Did anyone else know that Park Liner is now offering a Fiamma awning?? We had one on our Roadtrek (2007-2010) and it is another superior product. We have ordered our Park Liner with this new option.

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Hi Frank,
Our new 2015 Park Liner has been ordered as of three days ago.

Did anyone else know that Park Liner is now offering a Fiamma awning??

Regards, Bruce
Wow! Good for you Bruce. Very exciting! When do you expect delivery (or pick-up)?

We are using a Gander Mountain canopy that many other ParkLiner user use. Very simple, inexpensive and easy to use. We had ours on through torrential downpours and winds substantial enough to knock tents over while camping in the Adirondacks last weekend. Both the Canopy and our Clam 1660 came though the weather fine.




The Fiamma awning does look neat and easy to use. This is a first attached canopy offering for ParkLiner as far as I know.

I'm off in a week on my way down to the factory for some updates to our trailer, which was #006 in the production line back in 2012.

Best of luck to you!

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Back to You, Frank,

We live in NC about 2 hrs away from Park Liner. We expect to pick up our new camper sometime in August! Can't wait.

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Tire Chock

Tom Bass had one of the leveling "chocks" on hand and gave great testimony to its effectiveness. You just roll the camper onto the longer piece and when satisfied with the side to side leveling, you slide the shorter piece in from the opposite side of the tire and baddah bing...you are level and chocked. Very simple=very nice
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Tom Bass had one of the leveling "chocks" on hand and gave great testimony to its effectiveness. You just roll the camper onto the longer piece and when satisfied with the side to side leveling, you slide the shorter piece in from the opposite side of the tire and baddah bing...you are level and chocked. Very simple=very nice
RD, do you mean this one?

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