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Now that we are in a travel trailer with dual axles, we don’t have the luxury of simple leveling like a BAL leveler. We have been doing OK with blocks, but the trial and error gets old. We are going to experiment with 2 new products working together to make leveling a single step process. Our first real life test will be the Spring Opener (3/23/18)

Anderson Levelers

https://andersenhitches.com/Pr…..veler.aspx

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The LevelMate Pro 
https://logicbluetech.com/

Bluetooth device mounted in your trailer that sends info to a phone app.

 

I expect with playing with both that even if the Anderson levels don’t work out, the LevelMate Pro device will still be a winner.

 

Stay tuned

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Both look very nice and easy!  However, I am totally impressed with the people using a simple level on the wall on the trailer to gauge when they have it right.  I’ve been running and putting a level inside the refrigerator to get it right since that device needs to be level to work well!  

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We’re still doing fine with the Lynx blocks, since our 17′ TT is single axle.The Anderson sort of scares me, and seems like it would be more work when I camp solo, having to keep checking to see if I had it “just right” yet.

We used a small t-level on a specific spot on the A-frame, and usually get it right the first time by the look of the bubble. There are the occasional campsites that have a dip or lump that mess level up once we drive onto the blocks, maybe once a year or so.
With both the popup and the TT, we used longer levels inside (one in the ‘fridge in the TT) to assure that the spot we use the T-level agrees with the inside. We have not installed a level on the outside of the campers because our sun does a number on plastics, and we’ve seen too many pieces of levels still stuck to RVs and campers.

We discovered that we need to check the accuracy of the small T-level. I had two spare ones sitting side-by-side as I was rearranging things inside a couple of weeks ago. They did not agree – compared to better levels, one was definitely off.

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The LevelMate Pro was my first purchase. I wanted to be able, from the drivers seat to see how far off – or in good luck cases, close enough to level, before I even get out of the truck.

The Anderson Levelers in theory should allow me using, the LevelMate Pro in the truck, to get level solo.

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So I had some time today and installed the LevelMate Pro device. I mounted it on the wall of the front storage box. When you open the app for the first time, it needs to know the number of inches from the center of the last tire to the center of the hitch (length), and the number of inches from outside to outside of the tires on an axles (width). I spent a good hour and made sure the trailer was perfectly level all the way around even with the slide out. I then put the slide back in and hit the button on the app that says the trailer is level. It should now use that as a reference, so when I get to the site, it will tell me when I pull in what side needs to be level.

We shall see in the Spring Opener.

So far so good, the app walks you through the setup process and it only has to be done once. I have already found you can connect to the unit from multiple devices.

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So we got to test this in real life on the Spring Opener at French Creek State Park. This combination of the Anderson Leveler and the LevelMate Pro app on my cell phone worked great.

One thing we did learn quickly is there is about a 1 or 2 second delay from Bluetooth sensor to the phone app, so it can be very easy to overshoot the height, or my case, I rolled off the back of the Anderson leveler before I got green light. On the second try, we moved an inch or so waited 2 seconds, moved more, waited 2 seconds. That did it.

So far, I am thrilled with this purchase. Even if we get a case where the Anderson Leveler might not work out, we will have lots of blocks and the LevelMate Pro App does give us a good idea of how many inches to raise.

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