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Mastering RV Setup: Our Guide to Using Andersen Levelers

How We Level Our Travel Trailer with Andersen Levelers

Before we purchased our own first travel trailer, we often went camping with my wife’s grandma. She has a huge 5th-wheel and loves camping, so in the summers we used the 5th-wheel a lot.

To level her fifth wheel, we use planks stacked on top of each other. It’s an effective way to level a large RV, but it can take a few tries before you figure out the number of planks you’ll need to get level.

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When we purchased our travel trailer, the previous owner included an Andersen leveler kit. It included a case, three levelers, blocks, and even a foot scrub step to put outside the trailer.

We didn’t think much of it then, but after being on the road, we have quickly fallen in love with the ease and utility of these levelers.

Now we can park at very unlevel spots and get level in a matter of minutes. These RV levelers are way easier to use than planks, and they take up a lot less space.

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The best thing about the Andersen Levelers is the fact that they fit a lot of scenarios. They can lift RV tires up to 4 inches.

If one inch isn’t enough, keep rolling up on it until you’re level. There is no need to get another plank/block.

I made this 15-second video to show you how quick the setup is. Note that we put the levelers behind the tires this time.

Usually, we put them in front of the tires. It depends on how much space we have in front/behind the truck and trailer.

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How To Use Andersen RV Leveler Blocks

To get started, put an Andersen Leveler in front of the tire that needs to be lifted. If you have a tandem axle (two tires on each side), you should put one in front of both tires on one side.

Since we’re trying to level the trailer, you should never put levelers on both sides (unless you have a good reason to, of course).

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Next, drive up onto the levelers. If you have an assistant, have them check the level of the trailer and give you a sign to stop when it’s level.

Now is when the chock should be put behind the tire, so it sits as support to the Andersen Leveler, as seen in the picture below.

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When it’s time to leave, just do it all in reverse.

The Andersen Levelers can handle up to 30,000 lbs and tires up to 32″ in diameter.

If you have a tandem axle trailer and can’t fit one of the levelers in between the tires, you can cut off up to 4 inches of the leveler without making it less durable.

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What’s The Next Step From Here?

We have actually found an even easier way to make sure we’re level manually, and we’re going to get it installed soon. I am talking about LevelMatePRO.

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The LevelMatePRO lets you see how level your RV or trailer is via a phone app. I’ll make a separate post about it once we’ve installed ours and used it a few times.

Pair the Andersen Levelers together with the LevelMatePRO, and it will be effortless to see how many inches off you are, and when you’re level.

Knowing how many inches you’re off to begin with will let you know if the Andersen Levelers are going to be enough.

Since they can do up to 4 inches of leveling, you would need a plank or block if you’re 5 inches from level.

The LevelMatePRO has a couple of other neat features as well, but I’ll talk about that in its separate post.

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rv leveling blocks that are sometimes used instead of Andersen Levelers
The more traditional way to level an RV when not using Andersen Levelers.

Frequently Asked Questions About Andersen Levelers

How do Andersen Levelers 3604 compare to traditional leveling methods for RVs?

Traditional RV leveling methods are driving up on something, or digging holes to drive down into.

We’ve actually done both since we’ve started RVing. The digging hole method is definitely the most labor intensive and always a last resort.

Driving up on blocks like these by Camco (click to view on Amazon) is the go to for most campers.

They work well in most situations and they are used under RV stabilizers, so you need them anyway.

Compared to these two traditional RV leveling methods, Andersen Levelers (click to view on Amazon) are way more convenient, easy to use, and very stable.

You don’t have to depend on the height of the blocks either. You can raise an RV anywhere between 1/2 and 4 inches. Which means you can more easily achieve a perfectly level RV.

Are Andersen Levelers 3604 suitable for all types of RVs, including larger models?

Andersen Levelers are made of sturdy and very durable plastic. They are rated to take up to 30,000 lbs, which is more than most RVs and even Class C motorhomes weigh.

Because of the way they’re curved, they work best on tires that are 32 inches or smaller in diameter. A tire over 32 inches might hang over the ends of the levelers, which could break them.

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If you have a dual axle trailer and you’re worried about the distance between the tires being too small to fit the Andersen levelers, you don’t have to worry.

They can be cut down to size in situations where there’s not enough space between RV tires.

Can Andersen Levelers 3604 be used on uneven ground?

RV camping has its challenges, and one of them is if you’re camping in an undeveloped area such as BLM land or wilderness camping and the ground is full of bumps and holes.

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In most cases, you’ll still be able to use the Andersen levelers. The only time it might be an issue is if you are trying to drive them onto a rock or something that will cause uneven pressure.

A bad pressure point could cause them to crack or break.

How do you properly clean and maintain Andersen Levelers for long-term use?

Like any camping gear you may own, it’s best to keep the Andersen RV leveling blocks clean. I usually spray them off any time I wash my RV or at an RV dump station if there’s water available.

Once they’ve had time to dry, I keep them in their storage bag in one of the storage compartments of my travel trailer.

Do Andersen Levelers 3604 come with any warranty or customer support options?

Yes, the Andersen Levelers come with a limited warranty.

The company is based in the USA and they are made in the USA. They offer excellent customer support.

Are there any safety concerns or precautions to be aware of when using Andersen Levelers 3604?

Just like regular RV leveling blocks, you need to make sure the person who is helping you is out of the way when you are going to drive onto the levelers.

There are some serious pinch points and you need to make sure there are no hands in the way.

Once you’ve gotten your RV or trailer where you want it, make sure you put the parking brake on before installing the wedge blocks that hold the main Andersen leveler in place.

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If you’re installing that wedge block and the RV rocks back, it could smash your hand or fingers.

Andersen levelers can slide on smooth hard ground or gravel. If this happens, you may need to use the included rubber grip pads or readjust the levelers so they more underneath the tires before you drive.

How do you level your trailer? Let us know by leaving a comment down below.

by Jesse
Jesse has always had an interest in camping, technology, and the outdoors. Who knew that growing up in a small town in Sweden with endless forests and lakes would do that to you?

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