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#1 TigerTracks

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 12:29 PM

Newbie question -

I know how to level the Casita from tongue to rear.

But how do you level it from right to left?

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 01:17 PM

The first year I used a scissor jack, which was a pain.  Then I switched over to pieces of 1 ft long 2x6 wood.  When I park, my wife jumps out of the truck, and looks at the level on the front of the Casita.  She can tell if 0, 1 or 2 2x6's are needed by the bubble's position.  She then puts the wood on the ground behind the wheel that needs to be raised, I back up,  and we are done in just a few minutes.  I mitered the 2x6's so it would be easier to back up, but it is not really necessary.  Just don't get hung up that the bubble needs to dead centered in the level.  

#3 Applegirl NY

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 01:21 PM

We use the Andersen Levelers.  Super simple. You place the leveler under (in front of)  the lower tire, pull forward every so slightly - just a few inches, once the bubble is in the middle, you stop and the put the other wedge in behind.  There are two of us - one driving, one watching the bubble,  and it takes less than 10 seconds to get this done - no kidding.  Perfect every time.  You do this first, and then you level from front to back.


We're newbies, so if someone else has a better explanation, then please chime in, but if you want to know how a couple of novices got it right every time, this is how we did it.

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#4 Sue and Sandy

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 01:56 PM

Our bubbles were not installed level, so we carry a line level used to hang on a line.  I place it on the belly band in front and side. It is enclosed in metal and sturdy enough to ride in the tool drawer.

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 02:06 PM

I use the 2x 8" boards, too. Mine are about 2' long and beveled at the ends. I also have a piece of 1 x 8 x 2' long. With that I can bring it in even closer to level. Sometimes a 2" thick piece is just too much. Mine all have 2 coats of paint and a piece of rope at one end for grabbing them. I've done it enough now so I know when I need to 2" thick piece or the 1" pretty much first time. 

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 03:54 PM

We also use the Anderson -3604 leveling system. You can find it on Amazon for about $45.
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#7 John Craver

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 06:42 PM

I'm very happy with our Anderson leveler.  Here's a video on how to use it.  It's a little different on a Casita as you just use the bubble level on the front of the trailer.

Edited by John Craver, 18 April 2015 - 06:43 PM.

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 07:03 PM

I have a large level on the front of my Casita that I can see from the drivers seat.  This is a generic RV accessory that is simple and it works.  A board or two under the wheel on the low side will level it up.  I paint the boards orange which makes it harder to forget them.

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#9 Carol Christensen

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 10:24 PM

We use 3 boards, a 1"X4" and two 2"X4"s.  They are cut on an angle and are slightly different lengths (the longest about 16") so when stacked they line up in a smooth slope.  Singly or In combination, we can raise the low side 1", 2", 3", 4" or 5".  I usually get the correct combination on one try.   I've never had to use all three boards, one or two does it.  Quick and easy.


Like Sue and Sandy, our levels aren't really level, so leveling front to back we use the fridge door.  We know where the bubble should be, so Jack levels to that point and I open the fridge door.  If it doesn't swing one way or the other, just stays where I put it - the trailer is level.  We've got that method down so it just takes a few seconds.


And don't forget to chock the wheels as soon as it's level.  On one of our first trips, I didn't chock the wheels and we almost lost the trailer. :blush:

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 11:56 AM

I'm very happy with our Anderson leveler.  Here's a video on how to use it.  It's a little different on a Casita as you just use the bubble level on the front of the trailer.

This what I use for side to side leveling.  For front to back leveling with the level bulb at the front line, I put the rear jacks down and then raise the front /tongue jack to raise it to the level position.

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 08:19 AM

Another vote for Anderson...

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 10:54 AM

Where can Anderson levelers be purchased? Only online? We checked with Camping World and don't see them and we went to our local Walmart and they don't carry them. Shipping online is expensive so it would be nice if the levelers were available to pick up. Thanks!!



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Posted 21 April 2015 - 11:22 AM

Don, Carolyn.........


Just looked at Amazon.com..(searched in Amazon for 'Anderson RV leveler')...Andersons were available for $43.60....with free shipping from one place even if you aren't a "Prime" member.  (You can skip the expensive duffel bag full of Anderson stuff).



Edited by nasa42a, 21 April 2015 - 11:23 AM.

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 03:19 AM

Or, you could just dig a hole under the high side tire! :wacko:


I've used 3 of the 4 methods, "Lego" block, the BAL leveller and the Anderson.  I'm still on the fence with regard to the Anderson, and the Bal seems to have a practical limit as to how high you can raise the tire.  I use the tiles for all sorts of uses and until I get comfortable with the Anderson I still carry the BAL.  But all three do the job.

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 08:28 AM

If it's anything we can use for our Casitas, you'll find it in my Amazon store.



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