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Anderson Camper Levelers

Esacnj
Explorer
Explorer
Do they work?
Esacnj
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fj12ryder
Explorer III
Explorer III
Seems pretty self-explanatory to me: they slip when you try to back up/pull forward onto them. The complaint seems to be mostly when on smooth concrete or the like. It's like anything else: nothing's perfect.
Howard and Peggy

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ericosmith
Explorer
Explorer
Question, I have been using these levelers for years and I've never had any issue. I guess I should be worried about them slipping but I have no idea how that happens. Could someone explain...

fj12ryder
Explorer III
Explorer III
schlep1967 wrote:
fj12ryder wrote:
schlep1967 wrote:
When comparing to the lego blocks the Andersons are much quicker and easier. For a three inch lift for a double axle trailer you will need to lay out at least a dozen lego blocks. For the Anderson you stick one under each tire and drive on. Done. Using boards can be just as quick but then you have to store several 6-8 foot boards.
Nope, if you need three inches of lift, 6 blocks is plenty. That's about 2.5 inches, with is fine. It's not rocket science.

Either way works, just whatever you're happier with.

So you just stack 3 straight up? I always put down 3 then 2 then one in a pyramid so it goes up a ramp.
For me, two blocks equal about 2 1/2 inches, so I only need three for each wheel. If I use 3 blocks it will be too tall by 1/2", so 2 1/2 inches is close enough. One block leading up to the two blocks. Works for me.
Howard and Peggy

"Don't Panic"

2112
Explorer II
Explorer II
I have a bubble level app on my phone. I place it on my rear bumper. Every 0.62° off level requires 1" of board under the tires.
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schlep1967
Nomad
Nomad
fj12ryder wrote:
schlep1967 wrote:
When comparing to the lego blocks the Andersons are much quicker and easier. For a three inch lift for a double axle trailer you will need to lay out at least a dozen lego blocks. For the Anderson you stick one under each tire and drive on. Done. Using boards can be just as quick but then you have to store several 6-8 foot boards.
Nope, if you need three inches of lift, 6 blocks is plenty. That's about 2.5 inches, with is fine. It's not rocket science.

Either way works, just whatever you're happier with.

So you just stack 3 straight up? I always put down 3 then 2 then one in a pyramid so it goes up a ramp.
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fj12ryder
Explorer III
Explorer III
schlep1967 wrote:
When comparing to the lego blocks the Andersons are much quicker and easier. For a three inch lift for a double axle trailer you will need to lay out at least a dozen lego blocks. For the Anderson you stick one under each tire and drive on. Done. Using boards can be just as quick but then you have to store several 6-8 foot boards.
Nope, if you need three inches of lift, 6 blocks is plenty. That's about 2.5 inches, with is fine. It's not rocket science.

Either way works, just whatever you're happier with.
Howard and Peggy

"Don't Panic"

cbshoestring
Explorer
Explorer
spoon059 wrote:
In your scenario you have to guess how many blocks you need, try and hope you are right. If you're right, perfect. If you aren't, you pull forward and adjust and try again.

With the Andersons, you climb up the angle until its perfect and you're done.

At best its the same amount of time, at worst, it isn't.


I place a level on rear bumper. Determine number of blocks needed...drive aboard.

Most importantly. The blocks have never slipped. Which is why the Anderson is somewhere in the back of my storage compartment.

schlep1967
Nomad
Nomad
When comparing to the lego blocks the Andersons are much quicker and easier. For a three inch lift for a double axle trailer you will need to lay out at least a dozen lego blocks. For the Anderson you stick one under each tire and drive on. Done. Using boards can be just as quick but then you have to store several 6-8 foot boards.
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2022 Montana Legacy 3931FB
Pull-Rite Super Glide 4500

valhalla360
Nomad III
Nomad III
spoon059 wrote:
In your scenario you have to guess how many blocks you need, try and hope you are right. If you're right, perfect. If you aren't, you pull forward and adjust and try again.

With the Andersons, you climb up the angle until its perfect and you're done.

At best its the same amount of time, at worst, it isn't.


And you have to hope the anderson doesn't slide and you have to pull forward and reset or go find the rubber mat.

I usually get it right the first time with boards...so again, it's pretty much a wash.
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Cummins12V98
Explorer III
Explorer III
YES, with a bubble level on the side it's easy to determine the thickness needed.
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fj12ryder
Explorer III
Explorer III
spoon059 wrote:
In your scenario you have to guess how many blocks you need, try and hope you are right. If you're right, perfect. If you aren't, you pull forward and adjust and try again.

With the Andersons, you climb up the angle until its perfect and you're done.

At best its the same amount of time, at worst, it isn't.

Once you've done it a couple times, you know how many blocks it takes to level the trailer depending on the level. The Andersen may get you to perfect, but the other way gets you to good enuff. 🙂
Howard and Peggy

"Don't Panic"

spoon059
Explorer II
Explorer II
In your scenario you have to guess how many blocks you need, try and hope you are right. If you're right, perfect. If you aren't, you pull forward and adjust and try again.

With the Andersons, you climb up the angle until its perfect and you're done.

At best its the same amount of time, at worst, it isn't.
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valhalla360
Nomad III
Nomad III
Sjm9911 wrote:
So much easier. Especially with tandem axels. Never had them slip or break.


I don't see how they are "so much easier". In both cases:
- You get roughly in place and check which side needs a lift.
- You pull forward a bit.
- You place levelers/boards under the low side.
- You back onto levelers/boards.
- Chock wheels and disconnect.

I agree that they do work but I'm not seeing anything noticeably easier.
Tammy & Mike
Ford F250 V10
2021 Gray Wolf
Gemini Catamaran 34'
Full Time spliting time between boat and RV

schlep1967
Nomad
Nomad
We love ours. Have not had any break with 14,000 lbs of trailer. I pull up on them until level and hold the brake until wife puts the wedges that came with them in and chocs the opposite side tires. You will only get about 3 1/2 inches of rise out of them. If I am out more than that I start moving stones with my foot to get a pile where I need them.
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